Wests Tigers, roster, recruitment, Michael Maguire, Tariq Sims, Josh Hodgson, Brisbane Broncos, Adam Reynolds

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The teaching state of affairs should be up within the air however the Tigers are in a “distinctive place” that might give them a definite benefit forward of the 2022 season.

A name on Michael Maguire’s future is anticipated within the subsequent fortnight because the membership undertakes a holistic evaluate of its total soccer division after a disappointing 2021 marketing campaign.

The event of Daine Laurie, Stefano Utoikamanu, Shawn Blore and Adam Doueihi was a shining mild however in any other case big-name recruits proceed to elude the membership.

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The uncertainty surrounding Maguire’s function will solely additional discourage potential targets from signing on however The Australian’s Brent Learn says the Tigers are in an unrivalled spot.

“They’re in a singular place,” he informed Triple M on Saturday.

“No-one has obtained as a lot cash to spend underneath the cap as them subsequent 12 months. They’ve obtained $1.6 million sitting there. You may reshape the squad comparatively shortly.”

Curtis Scott and Adam Elliott are reportedly two gamers being thought of the Tigers forward of subsequent season.

Foxsports.com.au already assessed the choices on the open marketplace for the Tigers to pursue however now Panthers nice Mark Geyer has weighed in.

Talking on Triple M, he pointed in the direction of Brisbane’s $2 million recruitment of Adam Reynolds as the way in which ahead for the Tigers.

“They want a kill, so far as a few massive names,” he stated.

“Possibly a Tariq Sims and Josh Hodgson. A few skilled guys who’ve three or 4 years of fine footy in them, simply to get these younger blokes round them. To indicate them the professionalism and the way it goes.

“Take a look at the Broncos earlier than Adam Reynolds signed there, no-one was going there. As quickly as Adam Reynolds signed then Capewell went up there and now they’ll get different guys as a result of somebody dipped their toe within the water first. The Tigers want one individual to leap ship and the remainder will comply with.”

Sims definitely has the expertise and laborious edge the Tigers are after, though at 31 years previous he’s solely a short-term prospect.

The Tigers even have two succesful edge backrowers already in Luciano Leilua and Luke Garner, though the previous might make a transfer to lock ought to Sims be snapped up.

In relation to Hodgson he could possibly be a invaluable mentor for the Tigers’ two long-term prospects within the No.9 jersey – Jake Simpkin and Jacob Liddle.


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Geyer added that if Maguire stays the coach bringing in skilled names can even assist ease the stress given the management void within the present taking part in group.

“When Madge had his glory, he had groups that had been custom-made for him to educate,” Geyer stated.

“When he’s had this new staff, making an attempt to get them to play the way in which he coaches, I believe he’s had dramas. He’s obtained to let go of the reins a little bit bit, calm down and let nature take its course.”

It mirrors the feedback of former Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds, who informed Sky Sports activities Radio the membership didn’t recruit a staff that match Maguire’s teaching model.

“They both persist with Madge, however then they haven’t actually purchased too many various gamers … they introduced Jackson Hastings in and I believe he’ll add a bit to the squad, however unsure the place he’s going to play,” he stated earlier within the week.

“Me and Madge had a really trustworthy relationship. He was trustworthy with me … however I don’t suppose typically the way in which he needs to play fits the Tigers staff.”

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