New faces part of extended training squad

Wests Tigers will have a number of new faces in pre-season training as part of an extended NRL squad to start the new year.

With the club’s 2020 Development players and fellow youngsters returning to pre-season training today, Wests Tigers can also confirm several new faces will feature as part of a wider squad that will be in operation up until the Christmas break.

Headlining the list is Brad Abbey — who joins the club from Canberra having played 13 first-grade games in his career — and Intrust Super Premiership forward Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu, who recently made his international debut for Fiji.

Joining the pair at training are a number of exciting young talents including Ray Jankovic, Austin Dias, Salesi Fainga’a, Tyrone Faulkner, Jordan Liew, Joseph Taipari and Lachlan Talau — the brother of NRL squad member Tommy.

The remaining half of Wests Tigers training squad will return from their break in the next few weeks as the side ramps up their preparations for season 2020.

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2019/11/18/new-faces-part-of-extended-training-squad/

Congrats to Joseph Alphabet and Welcome to Brad Abbey

Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu already back into preseason after representing Fiji. 👍

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@Tweed_Tiger there is no way you spelt that on the fly!! Copy and paste haha?

@TJ21 said in New faces part of extended training squad:

@Tweed_Tiger there is no way you spelt that on the fly!! Copy and paste haha?

You got me 😂

@Tweed_Tiger if you are from up north mate hope all is well and all are safe!

I’d like to know more about some of the junior talent coming through - It sounds promising.

@willow It will be interesting to see when our Flegg squad get’s named. That seems to be where all the new talent is.

Anyone know about Jordan Liew? Is it a typo?

@ALX22 said in New faces part of extended training squad:

Jordan Liew

Jordan Lieu from storm apparently

This article also seems to confirm that Abbey is on a CC contract, which is good news.

@Tweed_Tiger said in New faces part of extended training squad:

@ALX22 said in New faces part of extended training squad:

Jordan Liew

Jordan Lieu from storm apparently

Cheers, another promising forward.

@balmain-boy said in New faces part of extended training squad:

This article also seems to confirm that Abbey is on a CC contract, which is good news.

Agreed…extended squad…

@Geo said in New faces part of extended training squad:

@balmain-boy said in New faces part of extended training squad:

This article also seems to confirm that Abbey is on a CC contract, which is good news.

Agreed…extended squad…

Could see him training the house down and knocking on the door for a wing spot at some stage - sooner rather than later. I remember rating him when he was at the warriors/bulldogs. He couldn’t get a run behind CNK, Cotric & Bailey Simonsson who the Raiders signed from NZ 7’s rugby. He’s one I’m keeping a keen eye on.

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