Tag: Luke Brooks

Reaction to potential Cleary reunion says plenty about Wests Tigers and their fans

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Wests Tigers went into last Friday night’s game against the battling Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs as hot favourites. They were walking on sunshine after beating top four teams St George Illawarra and South Sydney in respective weeks. What could possibly go wrong? Go wrong? With Wests Tigers? Just the usual. You could see […]

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Knights praise Wests Tigers as Pearce prepares for showdown with Brooks

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown says star halfback Mitchell Pearce isn’t looking as far ahead as State of Origin. Instead, the Knights and Pearce have a more pressing matter this weekend when they face the in-form 5-1 Wests Tigers in Tamworth. “Pearcey hasn’t really spoken about Origin to be honest and I would have thought he […]

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Former Wests Tigers half says Josh Reynolds must come off the bench

Former Wests Tigers five-eigth Braith Anasta says coach Ivan Cleary has little choice but to play star recruit Josh Reynolds off the bench in his return such is the form of veteran Benji Marshall and Luke Brooks. Marshall and Brooks starred again on Monday as Wests Tigers thrashed rivals Parramatta. “Does he come off the […]

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When the hype takes over: Why Wests Tigers have dodged a bullet with Mitch Moses

BY CURTIS WOODWARD When hype overpowers performance and here ladies and gentlemen is Exhibit A: Mr. Mitchell Moses.  According to a report on Wednesday afternoon, Wests Tigers five-eigth Mitchell Moses has knocked back a $3million, three-year deal to stay at the club and has requested an immediate release to join the Parramatta Eels. According to […]

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Wests Tigers should bring back Tim Sheens, sign Ivan Cleary as coach and Jarryd Hayne as five-eigth

BY CURTIS WOODWARD If the Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership side were not struggling too you’d be more inclined to hand Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses the axe to reserves rather than a juicy, new upgrade to their contracts. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Ain’t it grand being a modern day NRL half? […]

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Taylor, Potter, Sheens: Why coaching Wests Tigers is a poisoned chalice

BY CURTIS WOODWARD After being sacked as Wests Tigers coach in 2012, Tim Sheens said, “Put it this way: players get rid of coaches.” This was Sheens speaking to Fox Sports after 250 games in charge of the club he led to an unlikely premiership seven years earlier. “It’s generally senior players too,” he added. […]

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Disgraceful Wests Tigers couldn’t knock a pea off a chop

BY CURTIS WOODWARD They have only played three games but the alarm bells are ringing for the embattled Wests Tigers who were hammered 46-6 on Sunday against the Canberra Raiders. Wests Tigers were toothless at GIO Stadium and a shell of the side that belted South Sydney in round one. “We just allowed them to […]

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