Ivan Cleary admits he wants to bring his son Nathan to the Wests Tigers



  • WESTS Tigers coach Ivan Cleary admits his desire to bring son Nathan to Concord is real as speculation begins to swirl about Luke Brook’s future.

    The Tigers have a big decision to make over the next four months as they attempt to lure Penrith and NSW playmaker Nathan to the club in 2020 with No.7 Brooks off contract at the same time.

    Under NRL rules, both will be able to field offers from rival clubs from November 1 with Nathan stating his desire to sort out his future in the off- season.

    Nathan has made clear his desire to work with his father at one point in his career.

    “It’s just another recruitment option,” Ivan said.

    Pushed on whether he would like to team up with his son at the Tigers, Ivan said: “Yes.”

    It puts Ivan in an awkward position — he has previously told Brooks to own the side and the Tigers local junior has responded by turning in the best season of his career.

    It remains to be seen whether the Tigers can accommodate both Cleary and Brooks in the same side.

    Both are organising playmakers and are arguably too similar.

    Asked whether his son and Brooks could play together as a six and seven combination, Ivan said: “Who knows.”

    Brooks has stated he wants to sort out his future sooner rather than later and Ivan denies there is any lingering tension.

    “I think Luke is doing really well this year,” Ivan said.

    “I think he’s developing nicely as a player. He’s a good person, he loves the club and that’s really important. He’s doing a great job at the moment.

    “He knows exactly what the story is.

    “Rugby league in terms of retention and recruitment, it’s an ongoing circus really. Every day there is a discussion and it’s just how we roll.”



    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/tigers/ivan-cleary-admits-he-wants-to-bring-his-son-nathan-to-the-wests-tigers/news-story/7233b2badd9ec6fd252336e9c2efe00b


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    Wow earth shattering ground breaking game changing revelations



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    Wow earth shattering ground breaking game changing revelations

    Yeah but at least he clarified its not at the Roosters



  • Would love to see the interview / show this article comes from.

    Id be guessing it was an offhand comment, meaning little.

    As for “Brooks is seeking clarification” -
    Reporter - , “would you like to stay at the tigers beyond 2019.”
    Brooks - “yeah”

    News report - Brooks calls for contract to be extended now.

    Australian journalism is rubbish



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    Wow earth shattering ground breaking game changing revelations

    Yeah but at least he clarified its not at the Roosters

    Indeed! 👍



  • “He knows exactly what the story is.
    This quote in the article says a lot, behind closed doors Brooks knows exactly what is happening, Ivan comes across as someone who tells it how it is and doesn’t leave people hanging (unlike a few last year) and has already told Luke what his plans are and where he fits into the mix.

    For the next 4 odd months the media is going to milk this for all they can get and will put their own spin and interpretation on any quotes to get their headline, get ready for the ride.



  • For me i would love to see - 1 -mbye / 6- Brooks / 7 - NC / 9 -Josh R
    Josh would need a fully off season to get his body right for the 9 but gives us options if injuries occur.





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    For me i would love to see - 1 -mbye / 6- Brooks / 7 - NC / 9 -Josh R
    Josh would need a fully off season to get his body right for the 9 but gives us options if injuries occur.

    Josh not a 9. Super sub at best. Extend farah for five years. As we have seen he is a hard player to replace.



  • Ivan, is this a good time to be bringing this idea up ! All is going well for the Wests Tigers at the moment….this could scuttle our season, as it could put Brooks “off his game” !!!



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    Ivan, is this a good time to be bringing this idea up ! All is going well for the Wests Tigers at the moment….this could scuttle our season, as it could put Brooks “off his game” !!!

    Or take his game to another level? Often best performances come from players looking for a contract.



  • How can Luke “exactly know the story” ??

    He wouldn’t have a clue who we will recruit for 2019

    He wouldn’t have a clue who we are going to retain for 2019

    In this day and age when contracts have more use as toilet paper …… we could lose Lawrence ,Twal ,Marsters , Packerlino and they be replaced by nuffies and plodders

    Yes they have a plan , but plans in this place haven’t be known to work well , whether they be 1 year , 2 year , 3 year or 5 year

    Not being negative , just pointing out the obvious


  • Banned

    I’m a fan of getting Cleary to the club but not at the expense of Brooksy. The kid has come leaps and bounds and absolutely loves the club

    Plus if you were to rank them up beside each other as of current form Brooks outplays him in just about every facet, all behind a pretty average forward pack



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    Ivan, is this a good time to be bringing this idea up ! All is going well for the Wests Tigers at the moment….this could scuttle our season, as it could put Brooks “off his game” !!!

    Or take his game to another level? Often best performances come from players looking for a contract.

    We’ll see, of course I hope you are right J ❓



  • Big fan of
    7. Cleary
    6. Brooks


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