Bad night but this kid is a star. Made us look a ot better when he was on the pitch. Chin up kid.
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RE: Side for next week vs Dogs
Give that winger another chance. I think he has potential. The one we got from the roosters.
Our only hope is to give more kids a chance. We need to look forward as a club post 2021 to start a new culture we can build on. Similarly, that Blore kid. If anything the rest of the season should be giving promising juniors a chance and giving the older players a break.
RE: NRL introduce sweeping changes for 2020 season
2020 and the clock in the NRL still doesn’t stop when the ball is out of play…
RE: Official: Esan leaving
I’m arguably this clubs harshest critic. I was laughing at how inept we were at times this year. But letting Ersan go is definitely positive. Letting Lawrence go in my opinion is positive too. I honestly feel moving corey thompson on is positive too. If the cllub is serious about consistent winning then we need arguably the best @ the 1,6,7,9 positions. Even if you’re building post 2020 then we need to allow the kids to come through next year instead of sticking with players like thompson etc
RE: Talau hungry for more NRL chances after 'unreal' debut
Teen sensation is Wests Tigers’ brightest prospect since James Tedesco
Fatima Kdouh, The Daily Telegraph
October 21, 2019 9:11am
Wests Tigers teenage sensation Tommy Talau is being hailed as the next James Tedesco and veteran Benji Marshall believes he’ll win a starting spot in Michael Maguire’s side in 2020.
Marshall told The Daily Telegraph that Talau, 19, was the brightest prospect to come through Concord since local junior and former Tigers fullback Tedesco.
“Tommy Talau has the most potential of any young kid I have seen since James Tedesco,” Marshall said.
“Yeah, (it’s a big call) but the potential is there and of course he has to fulfil it. But with the right work ethic, I think he’ll have a lot to offer this club.”
Talau is the son of former Canterbury centre Willie Talau, who played 277 games in Australia and England — including 101 for the Bulldogs.
Talau was destined to make his NRL debut for the same club as his father but Tigers coach Maguire pulled off a massive coup by snatching the youngster from Belmore.
The rising playmaker helped guide the Bulldogs to last year’s S.G. Ball grand final and was the side’s top-scorer.
Maguire upgraded Talau’s development contract to a top-30 spot on his roster before this year’s June 30 deadline, which allowed him to make his NRL debut against Manly in round 22.
Talau, who is normally a five-eighth, made his debut at centre. It’s the same spot that Marshall is predicting he will play in round one of 2020.
“I think round one he’ll be a starting centre … this kid can play. In my opinion he could be anything,” Marshall said.
As well as Jersey Flegg, Talau played nine games in the Canterbury Cup for Western Suburbs Magpies this year and scored four tries, made four line breaks and averaged four tackle busts per game.
Marshall believes the emergence of Talau will ease the pain of watching Tedesco win back-to-back premierships with the Sydney Roosters and this year’s Dally M award — plus almost every other accolade and trophy on offer since leaving Concord to play for the Bondi club in 2018.
“Teddy is probably the best kid I’ve ever had anything to do with and spent time with … the way he trains, his work ethic on the field. But, yeah, Tigers fans are gutted about it because what he’s doing now he’s doing at another club,” Marshall said.
Moorebank junior Talau isn’t the only up-and-coming Tiger that has the ability to be a selection bolter in 2020.
Marshall also said one particular forward was destined for NRL stardom.
“Alex Seyfarth, he’s a young forward we have, who again has the potential to be something special. But it can be hard with young guys because it’s one thing to have potential but it’s another thing to go and prove it because the game is getting so much harder,” he said.
he’s more handsome than his old man
RE: Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion
The Joker in the pack is JAC. If he is intending to go to Wests Tigers I am sure that would appeal to Mitchell. JAC is a fast NSW State of Origin winger whom I am that Mitchell at fullback would look forward to working with.
i’m of the firm belief that LM would be a draw card to a lot of players wanting to come to WT. It would shift the club on many levels. Culturally; memberships; other players and most importantly winning.
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RE: Coronavirus Outbreak
When do you fellas think we will travel internationally again?
A lot of countries seem to be easing travel restrictions for people who are vaccinated.
Realistically you’d think first half of 2022 after everyone has had the chance to get vaccinated.
When do 20/30s get the jab? Prob not for a while ay
RE: Madge Maguire - Mega Thread
Can we just throw all our money at Bellamy? If we have money to sign Sheens and Madge and Noddy and all these other people, why can’t we make Bellamy an offer he cannot refuse?
Rather Bellamy but Bennett is an option given he almost joined us…
Bellamy almost joined us in 2004 I think. Pre sheens