Where will the Wests Tigers finish in 2019?

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Where will the Wests Tigers finish in 2019?

  1. 1st to 4th

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  2. 5th to 8th

    29.0%
  3. 9th to 12th

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  4. 13th to 16th

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  1. Daza06

    Daza06 Juniors

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    Same process as last season.


    Who better to ask where a certain team will finish than the fans of the team themselves!


    With their strongest line up where would you have them finishing?

    1. Moses Mbye
    2. David Nofoaluma
    3. Esan Marsters
    4. Mahe Fonua
    5. Corey Thompson
    6. Josh Reynolds
    7. Luke Brooks
    8. Russell Packer
    9. Robbie Farah
    10. Ben Matulino
    11. Chris Lawrence
    12. Ryan Matterson
    13. Elijah Taylor

    Michael Chee-Kam
    Alex Twal
    Matthew Eisenhuth
    Jacob Liddle
     
  2. Tigerm

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    I think bottom 4 of the 8, hopefully 7th or better.
     
  3. TiggaPlease

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    Just missing the 8 again unfortunately...
     
  4. Vic Mackey

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    Unless we lose Brooks and a prop or two for a major part of the season I’m reasonably confident we’ll make the 8. We came 9th last year with a heap of disruptions and glaring deficiencies at 1,9, left center and right second row. We now have Mybe, Farah and Liddle doing full pre seasons and Momirovski/Matterson are better players then who we had in their spots last year.
     
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  5. Tiger05

    Tiger05 First Grade

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    I'm not sold on Momirovski yet. It's way too early to know how he will go.

    We look though a lot better than last year.
     
  6. Vic Mackey

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    Not saying he’s going to be a gun, but I’ve seen enough to suggest he’ll be better then Kev and more consistent then Mahe
     
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  7. Tiger05

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    I hope he goes well. I just think he is a wait and see and hope. I'm assuming Matterson is going to be a massive step up on the right edge spot. Mbye is a massive improvement at fullback and Liddle/Farah a massive improvement in the hooker spot.

    I view us as a solid team now especially if Momirovski can fill that centre spot. We don't look like a team that will win the comp but we will be a tough ask for most teams assuming we are fully fit, our forwards go forward and our top players are performing.
     
  8. Perth Tiger

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    7th - 11th
     
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  9. Daza06

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    I think the Tigers season is very dependent on Packer, Matulino, Twal and Eisenhuth. No player from the Tigers forward pack averaged more than 100m per game last season.

    If they can lay the platform Brooks, Reynolds and Mbye can create for the backline which is more than comfortable in providing the points.
     
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  10. Vic Mackey

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    Whilst you’re right it seemed to be a part of the game plan from Cleary. Our outside back were all regularly making 120-150ms, sometimes taking upto 20 hit ups a game whilst our starting props were making 7-8. That will change under Maguire.

    Mbye is going to be a major player for us next year IMO. This year was his first year at fullback and he then got thrown into a a brand new team halfway through the year. With a full off season together I feel our entire spine and particularly Mbye will be great.
     
  11. Tiger Ted

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    Agree & under Madge 100m will b a base expectation otherwise they will b swiftly sent to join the isp team.
     
  12. gordsy

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    That and Injuries. We look pretty light on, depth wise in the backs. A few Injuries in that area and we are stuffed.
     
  13. BrotherJim05

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    $1.02 odds for that
     
  14. BrotherJim05

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    Our biggest problems last year were:
    1 - Mix of Lolohea/Thompson
    4/5 - Unsettled Left edge
    9 - Mix of 5 different players
    12 - Mix of 5 different players
    Bench prop who isn't Twal not making enough impact

    We will now have:
    1 - Mbye
    4 - Unknown
    5 - Thompson
    9 - Farah
    12 - Matterson
    Less bench props to partner Twal (if Musgrove is dropped - which is likely)

    Left centre and bench props need to be fixed asap. Musgrove would have been perfect but it looks like he's gone. I know we are talking to R. Jennings but he's unproven at centre.
     
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  15. Tiger05

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    This is pretty much where we are at. We still have that problem at 4 and we could do with a bench prop.

    Maybe we can get away without obtaining another prop although it would be ideal.

    Middle players:-

    1. Packer
    2. Matulino
    3. Twal
    4. Eisenhuth
    5. Aloiai
    6. Mikaele
    7. ET - although a small lock.

    I don't think our middle players are guns by any mean and we could really do with a middle forward who can have some impact but I think the 4 position if we are fit is the glaring problem.

    I think Jennings could potentially fix that left edge assuming you play him at centre. I'm more than happy with Nofo and Thompson on the wings.
     
  16. Shredder

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    Jennings would be great for us. He fits in with the new signings this year (young with a point to prove) and has been coached by Madge before.

    Its down to us and the slime apparently.
     
  17. The Charlatan

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    We'll sneak into 8th I reckon. We have a better first 17 next season and it will be more settled since we have seasoned hooker, hopefully Grub's hammies don't resemble swiss cheese.

    The club should definitely sign Jennings, would be a walk up start on the wing and could play centre in a pinch as well. Have to ask whether you'd drop Thompson or Nofoaluma for him. In all honesty I'd probably drop Nofo as Thompson is just as capable as a winger and can fill in at fullback.
     
  18. Shredder

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    Parra have been after Nofo for years. If they are the competition for Jennings, it seems simple enough.
     
  19. stryker

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    With close to the weakest roster in the comp and a new coaching setup, ill be amazed if we dont earn our first spoon.
    Stranger things have happened but im not optimistic.
     
  20. Tigerm

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    "Weakest Roster", seems a bit tough.
     
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