The Mole: Esan Marsters wants out of Wests Tigers
By The Mole
an hour ago
The Wests Tigers are in danger of losing star centre Esan Marsters next season.
The Kiwi Test ace is under contract for 2020 but has told those close to him he wants a release, with both the Cowboys and Bulldogs ready to swoop. The 23-year-old, who played every game for the Tigers last season and was the club’s top pointscorer, is a frustrated footballer.
Marsters is a specialist right side centre - although he has played some recent games on the left edge - and sees little football with the Tigers principally a team that attacks down the left side. The strong centre is the Tigers’ equal top tryscorer (nine) with fullback Corey Thompson this season, but believes he can do better with more ball.
Last Sunday’s big win over the Dragons summed up Marsters’ dilemma - he barely saw the ball, whereas his teammate Paul Momirovski bagged three tries on the opposite side of the field.
If Marsters does leave, expect the Tigers to go all out for sacked Knights centre Jesse Ramien.