I know he is getting old and all, however after watching him for the last couple of weeks (and again tonight he was the best in a beaten Raiders side against Roosters), i truly believe he is the kid of player we need at Wests Tigers at least for 1-2 years as our next crop of props develop.
I have been really impressed with his performances this season. He is tough, has a good offload, can bend a line backwards, plays good mins for a guy his size, plays in a team that like to throw the ball around and he has experience that would be invaluable to our younger guys coming through.
I have no doubt that we have some of the finest young props on our roster in the NRL in Andrew Fifita, Aaron Woods, David Fifita, Ben Murdoch (although i think he will end up in the backrow), Issac Lui, Vaha Pulu.
Add these guys to our current crop who are around for a few more seasons in Galloway and Gibbs, plus those here next year in Cayless, Payten and Tupou and i think we have some good prospects and depth.
The thing is the young guys are still probably 1-2 years off being able to mix it week in week out with the NRL props. It is clear that props mature later and play their best footy later in their careers and Scott Logan could be the kind of player to bring them through.
I believe he is off contract at the end of the season (was only given a one-year extension at Raiders for 2010). I cannot confirm this and would be happy for someone to tell me otherwise, however he would be someone o would definately entertain. We are not that far away from the perfect balanced side and i think a mature, experienced prop is the way to go over an up and coming prop as we already have plenty of these.
I know i may cop some grief for this suggestion, however i welcome your thoughts?