The flamboyant attacking style of the Wests Tigers and the chance to be coached by Tim Sheens were key factors in Adam Blair’s decision to join the Club.
The tough as nails Blair will spend the next four years at Wests Tigers and says he is very much looking forward to the opportunity of playing alongside internationals Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah, Chris Lawrence, Keith Galloway, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington and Lote Tuqiri.
“It is always good to have clubs coming after you and when the Wests Tigers approached me, I put some serious thought to it,’’ said the former Melbourne Storm back-rower.
“I was really attracted by the style of footy the team plays and I thought I could be suited to that kind of footy.
“Being a player who likes to play out wide, I can see myself getting more room and the chance to express some of my skills.
“Hopefully I will be able to make a strong contribution to the team.”
Blair may be the headline signing for Wests Tigers for season 2012 but the Kiwi international is keen to downplay the level of expectations on him.
“I’m looking at next season as a fresh start. I just want to work hard and start all over again like I did when I first arrived at the Storm,’’ Blair said.
“Hard work leads you in the right places and that’s what I want to do here. I want to start at the bottom and work my way up to the top and do the very best I can for Wests Tigers.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with Tim. I enjoyed my time under Craig Bellamy and to now be coached by the Australian Coach is very exciting for me.”
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I like the bit about playing wider,that is his spot,lets hope Sheens doesn’t play him at prop.
will be very, very interested to see how sheens uses blair. by the sounds of that he might find himself on one of the edges. probably on the right with ellis on the left. good to see as even though he would be awesome at prop, second row or close in lock, i really believe he will be most effective out wide. he seems to be excited at playing out there after being stuck in the middle for the last 2 years at the storm.
Blair is a professional. He’s not taking anything for granted and it sounds like he’ll be primed for a big off-season. Looking forward to seeing how he lines up next year. Adaptability is one thing Blair has show he can do quite easily, so I expect we’ll see him playing tight in the ruck during some games, and wide of the ruck when the opportunity presents itself.
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Yeah really looking forward to seeing him in action with us - good to see him in the right colours too!!
I will be more interested to see where plays defensively I think that is where he will be of greatest use to the Tigers
Yeh true happy tiger his a very gud defensively and i can wait for 2012 season here we come. !!!
I really like his attitude. Can’t wait till the season starts!
It would be a waste to play him at prop, unless there are injuries. Ellis on 1 edge, and him on the other would be the way to go
Ellis on one side and Blair on the other side, wow, The Ellis and Blair project sounds promising!
You would be hard pressed to think of a more formidable back row at club level in 2012.
Also, if Blair were to play out wide on the right, a right edge attack of Blair, Aysford and Ryan could potentially be as lethal as our left edge.
Not to mention Liam Fulton. Who was our best player in the second half of the season.
Theres and article on the westsitgers site only shows all of the convo with a member can someone copy and paste it here only if your a member tho!!!
Hmmm i like reading ,Chris heighington current international.If 1 guy deserved rep honors its the RHINO.
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Is it just me or does he look smaller?