@al-the-tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:
Could anyone post this please?
Jacob Liddle has emerged as the most likely odd man out after Api Koroisau became the latest name linked to Wests Tigers.
This comes just days after the Tigers were in talks with the Canberra Raiders to see if the two clubs could strike an agreement to release Josh Hodgson from the final year of his contract.
But it is understood those talks have now been put on hold as the Tigers’ new head of football Tim Sheens investigates whether Koroisau is a fair dinkum option for next year, despite having a year to run on his contract at Penrith.
If nothing comes of that it is expected Hodgson could still end up at the Tigers next season if they can get him at the right price.
The Raiders would be happy to keep Hodgson but will not stand in his way if he could get a longer deal elsewhere.
It would mean the Raiders carrying a significant chunk of the final year of Hodgson’s reported $650,000 salary.
Meanwhile, Liddle is the player being mentioned as possible excess baggage if the Tigers end up with either Hodgson or Koroisau.
Liddle, 24, only signed a new two-year contract extension in June that was meant to keep him at the Tigers until the end of 2023.
Young Jake Simpkin is also on the books until the end of 2024 but he is considered to be safe.
It is hard to see how the Tigers could fit or justify keeping all three recognised dummy halves in their NRL squad.
Though it would be a big call letting Liddle go given the 24-year-old is coming off his best season where he was one of the Tigers’ most consistent players.
Meanwhile, the Raiders are closing in on former Bulldog Adam Elliott with talks continuing this week