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We have at least ten times more chance of signing the hooker/lock from Saints than we have of signing Critchon.

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@TheDaBoss said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

What becomes of laurie?

He would be a perfect five eight pairing with Brooks.

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@Cairnstigers said in David Nofoaluma re-signs until 2025..:

Nofoaluma is now set to become wests tigers greatest ever try scorer
That must have been a carrot in itself

Wests tigers have always been blessed with a great junior competition. However, locally produced Wests tigers players have been few and far between. Yet when we renew a Wests tigers junior’s contract there are so many Wests tigers supporters up in arms. Quite a big difference to the large amount of
Penrith juniors currently playing for that club.

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There’s a bit of an uproar because we signed Nofoalama. Imagine the uproar if we didn’t sign him!

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@Jedi_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@cktiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@tigerbalm said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

4 years for Nofa lol.

Well, at least its comforting that in a dynamic and changing world, the Wests Tigers still do Wests Tigers things.

He has just turned 27 - he should be at his peak over the next 3 years - depending on the coin i don’t see much downside.

Trouble is he’s here for 5 years.

True - but he will only be 31 at the end of 2025 season. Probably still get a season or 2 contract at a reduced rate in the NRL or a nice pension in ESL. Some on here wanted to sign Mansour who is already 30.

by 2025 we will likely be shopping him around like Penrith did mansour.

Fair enough.

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@Snake said in David Nofoaluma:

@JC99 said in David Nofoaluma:

With it being 4 years, I’m assuming the dollars can’t be too much. Surely hartigan wouldn’t sign him for big money and four years, he seems smarter than that, unless he was pushed by Lee or some other higher up to do it.

Hartigan did not sign him the chairman did !the good old days are back .

You mean the guy with the long hair.

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I have seen Nofoalama play fullback in his under 20 team with the club. The bonus is that he is quite a safe fullback with speed, capable of filling that position if the need arises. With the wingers we have signed/likely to sign this season he could easily find himself playing fullback when the need arises.

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Nofoaluma agrees to new four-year deal with Wests Tigers
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Dan Walsh

Wests Tigers have landed a significant retention coup with star winger David Nofoaluma set to sign a four-year deal with an eye to keeping him at his junior club for his entire career.

NRL.com understands that the lengthy deal will be announced on Thursday afternoon after a couple of months of negotiations that kept Tigers supporters on their toes regarding the fan favourite’s future.

After testing his value on the open market, Nofoaluma and the Tigers have landed on the same page, keeping him at the club until the end of 2025.

Having come through the Tigers ranks as a Campbelltown junior, Nofoaluma enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2020 that saw him crowned Dally M winger of the year.

Nofoaluma was linked to the Rabbitohs and Parramatta but always maintained his first preference was to remain at the joint-venture under Michael Maguire.

Now 27 and with 139 appearances for the club, the four-year commitment will keep Nofoaluma at the Tigers until just before his 32nd birthday.

A lengthy lead in the Tigers all-time try-scoring stakes also looms given the Samoan international already boasts 74 tries for the club and sits within striking distance of joint-record holders Chris Lawrence and Benji Marshall (84 tries each).

Nofoaluma’s retention continues a busy summer at Concord that has seen new recruits James Tamou, James Roberts, Joe Ofahengaue and Stefano Utoikamanu all join the club.

In turn, Josh Reynolds (Hull FC), Josh Aloiai (Manly) and Harry Grant (returning to Melbourne at then end of a loan deal) have all moved on, along with unsigned veterans Benji Marshall and Elijah Taylor.

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Kepoa would be a good fullback. I am sure with the right dedicated practice that he can improve his handling in the kick return department to a very acceptable level…

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NRL to speak to players flashing gang signs during during games, post-match interviews
By WWOS staff
5 hours ago

The NRL will speak to players and clubs about their links to gang culture after it was revealed rap gangs may be using unauthorised footage of footballers making symbols or gestures after scoring tries or during post-match interviews.

A number of high-profile stars including Josh Addo-Carr, Jack Wighton and Brian To’o have made public gestures or have been photographed with rap groups with the images then often posted on social media without their knowledge.

When Addo-Carr made a symbol during a post-match interview last year, a social media account for “drill” rapper Hooligan Hefs re-posted it with the caption “LETS FKN TROT !! congrats brother”.

Addo-Carr denied he was making gang signs, saying it held a deeper meaning to him.
The Storm star during a game last year. (Nine)

"I was born in Doonside and that is just to remind myself where I came from and has nothing to do with being gangs,’’ Addo-Carr said.

“I’m proud of where I come from but want to make it clear that no one should get involved in gangs.”

Over the past two seasons police have noticed high-profile players have seemingly innocently been making hand symbols used by Sydney’s feuding street gangs.

"The players have no idea that they are used by these (gang) members on their social media accounts,’’ a NSW police officer said.