ISP team lineup 2017



  • I know it’s very early but with a few pending departures, was trying to think what we might be looking at in terms of depth in 2017.

    Anyone got any thoughts on the potential team below:

    1. Justin Hunt
    2. Obed Kharwin or Roman Ioelu
    3. Tony Tali
    4. Watson Heleta
    5. Ryland Jacobs

    6. Jordan Rankin
    7. Jack Littlejohn

    8. Taniela Paseka
    9. Matt Mcilwrick
    10. Jordan Grant
    11. Tyler Cassel
    12. Rod Griffin
    13. Joel Edwards

    14. Jeremy Marshall-King
    15. Dallas Graham
    16. Esan Marsters
    17. Junior Tatola

    18. Bayley Sironen


  • ForumSupporter

    I think you can scratch Tyler Cassel and Dallas Graham…

    Mapesone will be in the 6…Wes Lolo Matt Eisenhuth and Jackson Williams may be still around…

    Rest of the backs look about right…



  • @Geo.:

    I think you can scratch Tyler Cassel and Dallas Graham…

    Mapesone will be in the 6…Wes Lolo Matt Eisenhuth and Jackson Williams may be still around…

    Rest of the backs look about right…

    Tyler Cassel Off?



  • Tali and Ioleu have only played maybe a dozen games in NYC, doubt they’d be called up yet.

    There’ll presumably be some new nsw cup signings too, as they backline from this year seems to have completely disappeared bar Hunt, Heleta (?) and JLJ.

    The problem with our current backs in the lower grades is they’re mostly too small. Looking at options to play centre and we currently have Heleta, Jacobs, Tali and maybe Mapesone at a stretch. The first 3 are all well under 6 feet, which in todays game is very small. Most outside backs are getting closer to 190cm not less than 180cm. It’s not always about size but as we know when defending your line against a bigger man, on the ground or in the air, it helps to match our opponents.

    Sirro jnr jnr will also be in the 17 if fit.



  • With NYC being scrapped, I’d play the best 17 from ISP & NYC in Reserve Grade each week to give the kids time playing against men and stronger defensive structures.

    If boys like Papenhuyzen are the future, throw them into ISP!



  • 1. Justin Hunt
    2. Obed Kharwin
    3. Michael Che-Kam
    4. Watson Heleta
    5. Jordan Rankin

    6. Veiru Mapesone
    7. Jack Littlejohn

    8. Taniela Paseka
    9. Matt Mcilwrick
    10. Jordan Grant
    11. Wes Lolo
    12. Rod Griffin
    13. Joel Edwards

    14. Jeremy Marshall-King
    15. Bayley Sironen
    16. Esan Marsters
    17. Junior Tatola



  • can forget Jordan grant as well he has not been offered a contract yet. also griffin was only on a 1 year deal don’t remember him been resigned either.



  • @bp tiger:

    can forget Jordan grant as well he has not been offered a contract yet. also griffin was only on a 1 year deal don’t remember him been resigned either.

    DT reported a few weeks ago that Rod Griffin resigned for another year.



  • Hunt
    Rankin
    Chee-Kam
    Helata
    Jacobs
    LittleJohn
    Mapesone
    Sironen B
    Masters
    Lovett/Edwards - 1 in FG
    JJ Felise
    McIlwrick
    Griffin

    Tatola
    J Grant
    Eisenhouth
    Cassell

    Others
    Backs
    Satherwaite, Jayden Wheelhouse, Bartley

    Forwards
    Lolo, Jack Wheelhouse, J Seve, Tsiraskis, Sokobolava

    With Jeremy Marshall King being a utility in the halves, hooker,even FB

    This year we also have some gret young backs n the 20s which I think we will see all getting a few games eperience this year so I’d say we actually don’t need any more signings



  • @Boonboon2:

    Hunt
    Rankin
    Chee-Kam
    Helata
    Jacobs
    LittleJohn
    Mapesone
    Sironen B
    Masters
    Lovett/Edwards - 1 in FG
    JJ Felise
    McIlwrick
    Griffin

    Tatola
    J Grant
    Eisenhouth
    Cassell

    Others
    Backs
    Satherwaite, Jayden Wheelhouse, Bartley

    Forwards
    Lolo, Jack Wheelhouse, J Seve, Tsiraskis, Sokobolava

    With Jeremy Marshall King being a utility in the halves, hooker,even FB

    This year we also have some gret young backs n the 20s which I think we will see all getting a few games eperience this year so I’d say we actually don’t need any more signings

    Prefer see Paseka, Marsters or Felise instead of Lovett or Edwards



  • @Born tiger:

    @Boonboon2:

    Hunt
    Rankin
    Chee-Kam
    Helata
    Jacobs
    LittleJohn
    Mapesone
    Sironen B
    Masters
    Lovett/Edwards - 1 in FG
    JJ Felise
    McIlwrick
    Griffin

    Tatola
    J Grant
    Eisenhouth
    Cassell

    Others
    Backs
    Satherwaite, Jayden Wheelhouse, Bartley

    Forwards
    Lolo, Jack Wheelhouse, J Seve, Tsiraskis, Sokobolava

    With Jeremy Marshall King being a utility in the halves, hooker,even FB

    This year we also have some gret young backs n the 20s which I think we will see all getting a few games eperience this year so I’d say we actually don’t need any more signings

    Prefer see Paseka, Marsters or Felise instead of Lovett or Edwards

    You’ll be seeing Felise barring injury.


  • ForumSupporter

    Wests Tigers have updated the profiles for ISP…

    From last Year or jumping up from NYC

    Thomas Bartley
    Veiru Mapasone
    Jeremy Marshall-King
    Nathan Milone
    Tom Satterthwaite
    Jabel Seve
    Pio Sokobalava
    Jack Wheelhouse
    Jayden Wheelhouse
    Jackson Williams

    New Aquisitions

    Rhys Armstrong - Manly ISP - Backrower
    Darcy Cox - Manly NYC/ISP - Backrower
    Ash Nisbet - Cronulla NYC - Backrower
    Eli Roberts - Cutters ISP - Wing/Centre/Fullback *Train n Trial
    Jack Siejka - Bears ISP - Backrower
    Vasili Billy Tsikrikas - Roosters NYC - Prop
    Christian Yassmin - Rugby Union - Wing/Fullback.

    Joined by those dropping back out of the NRL extended Squad…

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/team/player-profiles.html



  • @Geo.:

    Wests Tigers have updated the profiles for ISP…

    From last Year or jumping up from NYC

    Thomas Bartley
    Veiru Mapasone
    Jeremy Marshall-King
    Nathan Milone
    Tom Satterthwaite
    Jabel Seve
    Pio Sokobalava
    Jack Wheelhouse
    Jayden Wheelhouse
    Jackson Williams

    New Aquisitions

    Rhys Armstrong - Manly ISP - Backrower
    Darcy Cox - Manly NYC/ISP - Backrower
    Ash Nisbet - Cronulla NYC - Backrower
    Eli Roberts - Cutters ISP - Wing/Centre/Fullback *Train n Trial
    Jack Siejka - Bears ISP - Backrower
    Vasili Billy Tsikrikas - Roosters NYC - Prop
    Christian Yassmin - Rugby Union - Wing/Fullback.

    Joined by those dropping back out of the NRL extended Squad…

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/team/player-profiles.html

    Good to see Rhys Armstrong back at the club. I’d like to see him at six.

    Tom Satterthwaite is a good prospect and I hope he has a good run next season.

    Christian Yassmin is a Aust U20s Rugby winger and looks to be about six feet and 90 odd kgs. He has good size, step, power, pace and hands. If he can make the transition he could be a good prospect.

    www.youtube.com/user/YaZ1010



  • @Geo.:

    Wests Tigers have updated the profiles for ISP…

    From last Year or jumping up from NYC

    Thomas Bartley
    Veiru Mapasone
    Jeremy Marshall-King
    Nathan Milone
    Tom Satterthwaite
    Jabel Seve
    Pio Sokobalava
    Jack Wheelhouse
    Jayden Wheelhouse
    Jackson Williams

    New Aquisitions

    Rhys Armstrong - Manly ISP - Backrower
    Darcy Cox - Manly NYC/ISP - Backrower
    Ash Nisbet - Cronulla NYC - Backrower
    Eli Roberts - Cutters ISP - Wing/Centre/Fullback *Train n Trial
    Jack Siejka - Bears ISP - Backrower
    Vasili Billy Tsikrikas - Roosters NYC - Prop
    Christian Yassmin - Rugby Union - Wing/Fullback.

    Joined by those dropping back out of the NRL extended Squad…

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/team/player-profiles.html

    I’m trying to remember , but didn’t that Tsikrikas have a massive game in the NYC GF ??



  • This team is still incredibly unbalanced. I really can’t fathom the make up of this squad.

    From my calculations across the 50 players contrracted to the NRL or NSW Cup only 12 would be considered backs (wing, centre, fullback). Considering we need 10 of these players every week we have absolutely no depth whatsoever, and few promising kids coming through the ranks either.

    You can only imagine we’re going to be signing more nsw cup players, but surely this would have been done already? Those 12 players include the likes of Milone and Wheelhouse who are awful, and kids like Heleta and Jacobs, and Hunt who ended up playing in the halves.

    Unless we’re planning to manufacture a bunch of reserve grade halves to reserve grade outside backs.

    All of these signings were intriguing on paper, but then when looking at their profiles you realise how small many of these new guys are. WHY DO WE KEEP SIGNING SMALL PLAYERS WHEN THE LEAGUE IS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER. We just end up getting bashed all over the field. The days of having NRL forwards playing below 100kgs are well and truly over. Even having backs shorter than 6 foot and less than 90kgs are largely over.

    We’re already weak in the backs, to not sign any depth is ridiculous. Godspeed young Papenhuyzen and Suli.


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