Signing Suggestions & Rumours



  • @teddy23 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Zac Lomax and Matt Dufty - yes please

    Lomax yes Dufty no



  • @Sunnycoast_tiger Dufty no?



  • https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/11/peace-of-mind-for-big-ben-after-guarantee-from-madge/

    2 things stand out

    1. Mannah is coming
    2. Madge has told players they wont be thier and Matulino isnt one

    Peace of mind for big Ben after guarantee from Madge
    Author
    Alicia Newton
    NRL.com Reporter
    Timestamp
    Tue 11 Jun 2019, 06:48 PM
    Alicia Newton

    Wests Tigers prop Ben Matulino insists a recent conversation with coach Michael Maguire has left him reassured he’ll see out the remaining two seasons of his contract as recruitment and retention talk intensifies at Concord.

    Matulino is one of several players the Tigers are rumoured to be shopping around to rival clubs, with the joint venture 11th on the Telstra Premiership ladder after suffering their third straight loss.

    The former Kiwi international joined the club in 2018 and has featured in every game for the Tigers this year, but the impending signature of Parramatta prop Tim Mannah has left everyone on their toes.

    “I’ve been told by Madge I’m here for two more years,” Matulino said on Tuesday.

    "When I was at the Warriors this sort of stuff happened and guys were getting shopped around. I guess maybe it’s my turn, I don’t know, but I’ve been assured by Madge I’ll be here for the next two years.

    "He’s told the guys individually if we’re staying or not, and he’s told me I’ve got two more years. When it first came out I rang my manager and he said he hadn’t heard anything from anyone.

    Tackle of the week: Round 13
    “Then he called me and said I can guarantee you you’re not leaving.”

    Matulino has struggled to make in-roads since moving to Concord from the Warriors two years ago, averaging just 77 metres per game in 2019 – his lowest figures in a decade.

    But the 30-year-old, who is nearing 250 NRL games, said he felt no pressure after arriving to the club as a touted replacement for former captain Aaron Woods.

    Every try from Round 13
    “There’s no pressure there I don’t think,” Matulino said.

    “You’ve just got to go out there and try your best and the wins will come. We’re under pressure at the moment. It’s three losses on the trot and we’ve lost against a lot of top four teams. We need to turn things around.”

    The Tigers are unlikely to have the services of Mannah this week with Parramatta yet to officially announce the veteran prop’s release.

    Maguire’s side will leave Sydney for North Queensland on Wednesday morning, leaving Mannah little time to settle in to his new surroundings and prepare for the clash.

    “I’m looking forward to it, he’s a really nice guy and can only boost our team,” Matulino said of Mannah.

    “I’ve known Timmy since 2008 with the under 20s and got along really well with him. He’s got a lot of experience.”



  • @DieHarder Not a fan, his goal line defence is wost than Mbye. Would like to see Dylan Smith have a few games this year.



  • There is a plausible reason for the stuff up regarding DWZ .Tigers recruiters were given a brief to sign a player with class but became confused and tried to sign a player with a hyphenated name.



  • Losing Aloiai would be massive blow for us imo. He’s coming along very nicely and just needs consistent guidance and good quality blokes around him. If he switches to Melbourne, just watch him go. He a perfect fit for them. Him and Matto are two that could be anything. I really hope he’s with us for a long time yet.



  • Dane Gagai wants out of Souths. Not happy Jimmy The Jet got his spot.

    Thoughts



  • @The_Patriot said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Dane Gagai wants out of Souths. Not happy Jimmy The Jet got his spot.

    Thoughts

    In a heartbeat!



  • @The_Patriot said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Dane Gagai wants out of Souths. Not happy Jimmy The Jet got his spot.

    Thoughts

    No thoughts needed. Sign him up lol.



  • @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    @The_Patriot said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Dane Gagai wants out of Souths. Not happy Jimmy The Jet got his spot.

    Thoughts

    No thoughts needed. Sign him up lol.

    I wanted Val Homes as our fullback and argued the point. Ill take this guy in a heart beat. Gagai Number 1



  • @WT2K Only as a winger -has been crap at Souths as a centre -hardly scores a try.



  • @Sunnycoast_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    I saw this on LU.
    I have just been told by a die-hard Tigers fan that Josh Aloiai has been released.

    I know it’s a rumour network etc but come on, it can not be true, anyone else heard that?

    Plus Marshall signed for 1 more year as a halves mentor, my response to that was surely as a coaching consultant/mentor and not as a player.

    Unlikely to be leaving the Tigers.



  • @willow I hope not willow but you never know these days.



  • @The_Patriot said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Dane Gagai wants out of Souths. Not happy Jimmy The Jet got his spot.

    Thoughts

    Go hard. This is the sort of player we need. No more out of form down on their luck kind of blokes. Either sign top shelf players or promote the young blokes.

    It only takes 2-3 top class players to turn a team around. Gagai is top class.



  • How many more times are they going to get Matulino”s contract wrong. He has one year left, not two.


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