Tag: Luke Brooks

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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2017 Predictions: Wests Tigers

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Wests Tigers Coach: Jason Taylor Pre-season: Auckland Nines February 4th and 5th, v Dragons February 11th   What they’ll get right: Predicting a side to come 9th means you can’t figure out whether they’re a top 8 team or not. Coach Jason Taylor wants consistency in performance and they will improve out […]

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We’re a realistic shot of getting all four: Jason Taylor

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says it’s “absolutely” realistic the club can re-sign their four big names who are all off contract. Speaking to Sky Sports Big Sports Breakfast, Taylor was adamant they could keep skipper Aaron Woods, Blues flyer James Tedesco, Mitch Moses and Luke Brooks post-2017. “It is important and we want to […]

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Luke Brooks the odd man out in race for a new Wests Tigers contract

BY CURTIS WOODWARD If the Robbie Farah saga tells us anything, it is Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor isn’t scared to put his cojones on the line. It was him or Farah and the coach won the day. Despite all the off-field drama, Wests Tigers almost made the playoffs. If they hadn’t run into the […]

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Pressure on Moses and Brooks as Wests prepare without Tedesco

Young Wests Tigers halves Mitch Moses and Luke Brooks have it all ahead of them as they prepare for a showdown with Canterbury on Saturday night. In recent times, the young playmakers have been without Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah through the State of Origin period but are now missing brilliant fullback James Tedesco. “It’s […]

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Fittler says Jason Taylor at “explosion point” but won’t show it just yet

Brad Fittler believes Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor is at breaking point but commended the embattled mentor for not losing his cool – yet. Asked where Taylor was at, Fittler said the ex-Parramatta and South Sydney coach was at an “explosion point”. “Explosion point. I feel like he understands that his team needs more control […]

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