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    Seven Questions: Which Round 1 position is most up in the air?

    Wests Tigers Media

    Fri 24th February, 04:30PM
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    SevenQuestions
    weststigers.com.au staff debate seven key questions heading into 2017.

    WHICH ROUND 1 POSITION IS MOST UP IN THE AIR?


    Brock Corfe, Media Manager

    It would have to be left wing. In my opinion, there are three main contenders — Jordan Rankin, Justin Hunt and Moses Suli. The player who spent the most time in that role during the Club’s trial matches was 18-year-old rookie Suli; however, will Jason Taylor opt for the more experienced Rankin or Hunt to open the 2017 season ahead of the untried teenager?

    Dan Talintyre, Digital & Social Media

    The main question mark surrounding Wests Tigers is still that of the left wing, but there’s also a few others that exist — particularly that of the other starting prop spot. Last season, it was Sauaso Sue who partnered Aaron Woods up front for most of the season, with Tim Grant also earning a number of starting appearances, but it looks like Sue could shift to the right edge this year, as he did in the trial match against the Cowboys. That would free up Josh Aloiai (who played excellently at prop against the Cowboys) to possibly start, or take either Ava’s or Grant’s prop spot on the bench. I’d lean towards the experience of Grant starting with Woods (almost 300 games combined), but whether that will transpire still remains up in the air.

    John Skandalis, Wests Tigers Life Member

    I’d have to go with hooker, because there’s a great battle going on for that spot. Looks like it’ll come down to Jacob Liddle to Matt Ballin to see who starts, and then there’s the question of whether they’ll be right for Round 1 so it might be Matt McIlwrick. They’ve all looked good at training so there’s plenty of options to think through for 2017.

    Coming Soon…

    Saturday — Which player will be the most improved in 2017?
    Sunday — What’s the toughest road game on the schedule this year?
    Monday — Which young player is poised for a breakout season?
    Tuesday — Which player will be most crucial to the team in 2017?
    Wednesday — What’s the one home game you don’t want to miss?
    Thursday — Which underrated player will have the biggest impact this season?

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017/02/24/seven_questions_whic.html



  • 8 questions….
    Will our defense finally improve?



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    8 questions….
    Will our defense finally improve?

    x 2



  • Suli 🙏



  • That’s a surprisingly good feature. I know it’s just Skando and the media blokes, but you’d imagine they have some insight into what’s happening.



  • This is a good little initiative from the club. Good stuff wests tigers. 6 sleeps till NRL, 7 sleeps until WT



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    That’s a surprisingly good feature. I know it’s just Skando and the media blokes, but you’d imagine they have some insight into what’s happening.

    Is one of them TigerTorch?



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    That’s a surprisingly good feature. I know it’s just Skando and the media blokes, but you’d imagine they have some insight into what’s happening.

    They are still questions that tow the company line though. You wouldn’t expect them to discuss the most important question re defence. I suppose discussing a subject that has the possiblity of failure isn’t good PR. Throw in contract questions too.



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    Seven Questions: Which Round 1 position is most up in the air?

    Wests Tigers Media

    Fri 24th February, 04:30PM
    A A


    SevenQuestions
    weststigers.com.au staff debate seven key questions heading into 2017.

    WHICH ROUND 1 POSITION IS MOST UP IN THE AIR?


    Brock Corfe, Media Manager

    It would have to be left wing. In my opinion, there are three main contenders — Jordan Rankin, Justin Hunt and Moses Suli. The player who spent the most time in that role during the Club’s trial matches was 18-year-old rookie Suli; however, will Jason Taylor opt for the more experienced Rankin or Hunt to open the 2017 season ahead of the untried teenager?

    Dan Talintyre, Digital & Social Media

    The main question mark surrounding Wests Tigers is still that of the left wing, but there’s also a few others that exist — particularly that of the other starting prop spot. Last season, it was Sauaso Sue who partnered Aaron Woods up front for most of the season, with Tim Grant also earning a number of starting appearances, but it looks like Sue could shift to the right edge this year, as he did in the trial match against the Cowboys. That would free up Josh Aloiai (who played excellently at prop against the Cowboys) to possibly start, or take either Ava’s or Grant’s prop spot on the bench. I’d lean towards the experience of Grant starting with Woods (almost 300 games combined), but whether that will transpire still remains up in the air.

    John Skandalis, Wests Tigers Life Member

    I’d have to go with hooker, because there’s a great battle going on for that spot. Looks like it’ll come down to Jacob Liddle to Matt Ballin to see who starts, and then there’s the question of whether they’ll be right for Round 1 so it might be Matt McIlwrick. They’ve all looked good at training so there’s plenty of options to think through for 2017.

    Coming Soon…

    Saturday — Which player will be the most improved in 2017?
    Sunday — What’s the toughest road game on the schedule this year?
    Monday — Which young player is poised for a breakout season?
    Tuesday — Which player will be most crucial to the team in 2017?
    Wednesday — What’s the one home game you don’t want to miss?
    Thursday — Which underrated player will have the biggest impact this season?

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017/02/24/seven_questions_whic.html

    Just hope Saturday they haven’t got to discuss “Who needs to be dropped for Rd 2”



  • I think Reynolds being out is the guarantee that Suli should start. He is not going to get peppered by the very smart kicking game now.



  • I heard souths may play inglis in the centres,could be another carve up for the tigers right side defence



  • I can see the meltdown coming if Rankin is named in front of Suli, being called JT’s favourite :blah :blah

    If he is, it will only be for one reason, because they won’t be ready to blood the kid yet. Simple. I can’t believe that even the most passionate JT/Rankin critic could be so delusional to think that they would be keeping a kid they just fought off half a dozen clubs for and paid a million dollars for out of first grade purely because they favour Rankin. If they do, there will be a logical reason behind it.


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    WHICH PLAYER WILL BE THE MOST IMPROVED IN 2017?

    Brock Corfe, Media Manager

    For me, it has to be Elijah Taylor. While ET certainly didn’t disappoint anyone in 2016, expect the former Panther to go to another level this year with a full pre-season at Wests Tigers under his belt. His combination with halves Mitch Moses and Luke Brooks as a ball-playing lock forward will be key to the Club’s hopes of returning to finals football in 2017.

    Dan Talintyre, Digital & Social Media

    Last season, David Nofoaluma went from being a good winger to a great winger, scoring a team-high 14 tries and making his international debut at the end of the year as well. He’s an excellent finisher and one of the strongest runners in the competition coming out of his own end — he led the entire NRL in tackle breaks last season — and I’m looking for him to continue that progression again in 2017. Playing on a dangerous right edge with Mitchell Moses, expect Nofa to find the line time and time again this year and establish himself as one of the top wingers in the game by season’s end. I’d even go as far to say that if the Blues are looking for a winger to replace the injured Josh Mansour this year, they’d do much worse than to look to City representative Nofoaluma.

    John Skandalis, Wests Tigers Life Member

    I reckon Josh Aloiai is really going to improve again this year. Obviously he had an incredible year last year but I think he’s going to be even better again this year and really build on what he’s already done. Especially watching him in the trials, he seems to have continued his 2016 form so I think he’ll be one of our biggest improvers.

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017/02/25/seven_questions_whic.html



  • Would be great if all 3 kicked on!



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    Would be great if all 3 kicked on!

    I think they will all improve significantly.

    I hope that Lawrence gets replaced by Esan Marsters and also i would like to see some of Paseka this year along with Tatola.

    If a back goes down i would also like to see some of Leumuelu.

    I personally think the biggest improver will either be Aloia, Luke Brooks or MCK



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