There are 28 players currently signed for 2019 https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2018/10/10/wests-tigers-provide-update-on-2019-nrl-squad/ Of those 15 are off contract at the end of '19 which is a pretty exciting prospect for an incoming coach. https://www.nospam21.com/rugby-league/players/off-contract-2019/ I can't see any of Farah, Marshall, Chee-Kam, Gamble or Rochow being offered new contracts. I know Maguire brought Farah to Souths but by the end of 2017 I recall Farah was playing for the Bears? Maybe Madge has written him off already Maybe worth a new contract category - Lawrence, Fonua, Thompson, Aloiai Developing players/ wait and see - Liddle, Mikaele, Smith, McIntyre, Garner I look to the 2019 off contract group first because Madge could potentially walk up to them on day 1 and say "Hey player X, you're off contract at the end of this season, we're not planning to re-sign you so if you can get a longer deal between now and then do what's best for you and your family." I wouldn't be upset if Chee- Kam and Rochow left this summer. Of the remaining players you'd have to think McQueen and ET might be subject to a tap on the shoulder too. Backrow is still a glaring weakness in my view. The amount of stoppages in a game these days make it very hard to justify playing a mobile edge player and all our SR players are small. I'm still pretty sour on Ivan for telling the club to re-sign Farah and Benji when he knew it was unlikely he'd be around for 2019. Just hope there is some movement among the 28 signed because it is below average roster as it stands today.