Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Apr 2, 2018.
When ET has filled in at 9 he has been pretty ordinary.
Where are Benji & Reynolds going to play ? I don't have a clue.
I reckon this is a good team but Packer has to be there. I reckon Packer has been great.
There is no easy answer. ET has had his moments at 9. I reckon he could do it for 20 minutes a game. It's risky though.
Yep 100%, but if reports are true he’s out injured then that’s my side
Brooks is easily our most improved player this year so far
It’d be hard to not re-sign him if he keeps this form up, especially with the likes of Fitler, Johns and Sterling talking him up
Hazelwood coming off an ordinary tour of RSA. I'd start him in NSW cup before I put him in first grade.
Just watching the eels/panthers game and a lot of them run backwards into the opposition in attack, just like Woods use to. But I haven't noticed that we do it anymore?
Moses is having a blinder....NOT Though to be fair, none of the eels are.
I didn’t miss ur point.What I meant was that it isn’t that difficult a decision coz signing Nathan should remain a priority coz he’s a complete player & currently way ahead of Brooks as a game manager.Nathan is a precocious talent who has been producing the goods consistently.Yes Brooks had a super game y’day & has been good this season but he needs to b competent for the whole season & additionally I’d like to c him outdo Benji as a game manager over the course of the season.
I’m liking what I’m seeing from Brooks & a great fit for us in a few yrs assuming Brooks continues on an upwards trajectory could certainly be Cleary at 7 & Brooks at 6.It may very well be a premiership winning halves combination in the future.
Btw it was Benji’s control that won us the 1st 2 matches.I wouldn’t say that Brooks’s control is improving rapidly after 1 super effort y’day.I will reserve judgement till seasons end.
In IC we trust !
Just wondering if you watched your winless, soulless, gutless team play today. What is that expression about glass houses and stones, oh well, there is always next year.
IC has mentioned that he would like to coach his son at some point in time,if we are to keep our current coach, I’d say we would have to seriously consider recruiting Nathan.
My only concern is the bondi effluent throwing a gargantuan amt of money at IC & son albeit the cleary’s r very principled the predatory rorters do have the wherewithal to make negotiations difficult for us.The fact their contracts don’t end simultaneously(IC’s is 1 yr later than son)won’t deter the grubs from the east from moving heaven & earth to entice them to the dark side.
Wonder if he was one of the hundred eels fans that turned up?
Always possible but i wouldnt underestimate Ivan's pride in his accomplishments thus far and sticking it up those that were having a laugh at his vision for the place. ..remember Gould's.." Ivan Cleary is the man for the job but i'm not sure that Wests Tigers are the club that Ivan should be taking on at this stage of his career"....meaning...." i ( who knows you better than you do) let you go because you were burnt out and you go and take on THIS ?! "
As i said...i wouldn't underestimate the power of Ivan's ownership of what he's accomplishing here.
Having said that Nathan's signature in '19 would seal the deal with dad for sure[/QUOTE]
For those who don't know the nswrl.com.au site names a NSW Team of the Week each week. It's not the ISP comp players but NRL players eligible to play for NSW. This weeks team had the following No 7.
7 – LUKE BROOKS (C)
CLUB: WESTS TIGERS; ORIGIN APPEARANCES: 0; 2018 TOTW SELECTIONS: 0.
One try-assist, two line-breaks, eight tackle-breaks, one line-break assist, one offload, 311 kick-metres.
Good to see and congrats to him.
Eisenhuth & Rochow have previously made the teams this year as reserves.
Some of the things we were so critical of, ie his kicking game, 5th tackle options and defense have now become some of his more stronger assets
Can he do it all season though?
Edit: it’s also worth noting he’s our highest Dally M player atm, currently 4th overall in the NRL
I'm stoked Brooks is going really well.
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