Wests Tigers farewell departing trio
Dan Talintyre (Twitter: @dantalintyre)
Thu 3rd September, 04:00PM
Wests Tigers will farewell Keith Galloway and Pat Richards in their final Club game this week against the St. George Illawarra Dragons before moving to Super League next year, as well as Tim Moltzen, who will join the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles next season.
Galloway and Richards were farewelled in the Club’s final home game last week, while Moltzen missed the last few weeks of the NSW Cup season due to injury.
Having made his Club debut for Wests Tigers in 2004, Richards was part of the maiden premiership-winning team in 2005, before moving to Wigan Warriors. He returned to the Club in 2014, and will take his total games for the Club to 82 this weekend.
In his 81 games so far, Richards has scored 50 tries (fourth highest in Club history), 115 goals (fourth highest), two field goals (fifth highest) and 432 points (fourth highest).
Richards will join Catalans Dragons in Super League in 2016.
Galloway has spent 10 seasons with Wests Tigers since joining the Club in 2006.
In that time, he has gone on to represent both New South Wales and Australia, and recently played both his 150th game for the Club and 200th NRL game.
Galloway will take his total games for the Club to 173 this Saturday against the Dragons — scoring six tries in that time — and his total NRL games to 210.
He will join Leeds Rhinos in Super League in 2016.
Having come through the junior grades, Moltzen made his first-grade debut for Wests Tigers in 2008, and was named the Club’s Rookie of the Year in that season.
He went on to play 90 first-grade games for the Club over the next six seasons, but due to a number of serious knee injuries, didn’t feature for the Club after Round 7, 2013.
In his 90 games for Wests Tigers, Moltzen scored 39 tries, two goals and 160 points.
He will join the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2016.
Wests Tigers would like to thank all three players for their service to the Club.