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Wests Tigers: 2021 round 1 predicted team

New recruit James Roberts is set to partner Joey Leilua in the centres, Moses Mbye is likely to start in either the No.1 or No.6 jersey, with Adam Doueihi to take the other from round two once he returns from suspension. Billy Walters won't be back from his knee reconstruction to start the year. High-profile recruits in former Panthers skipper James Tamou and former Maroons prop Joe Ofahengaue are likely to form a new front-row pairing.

1. Paul Momirovski
2. David Nofoaluma
3. James Roberts
4. Joey Leilua
5. Tommy Talau
6. Moses Mbye
7. Luke Brooks
8. James Tamou
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Joe Ofahengaue
11. Shawn Blore
12. Luciano Leilua
13. Alex Twal

14. Michael Chee-Kam
15. Thomas Mikaele
16. Luke Garner
17. Stefan Utoikamanu

Others: Kane Bradley. Zachary Cini, Adam Doueihi, Asu Kepaoa, Jack Madden, Zane Musgrove, Russell Packer, Jake Simpkin, Billy Walters

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/12/29/wes ... cted-team/
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You'd have to tip that side to finish below ninth...
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It’s what they do..
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David Nofoaluma agrees to new four-year deal with Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers have landed a significant retention coup with star winger David Nofoaluma set to sign a four-year deal with an eye to keeping him at his junior club for his entire career.

The lengthy deal will be announced on Thursday afternoon after a couple of months of negotiations that kept Tigers supporters on their toes regarding fan favourite's future.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/01/14/nof ... ts-tigers/

Nofoaluma four year deal worth upwards of $2 million: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... dc7f0fdc24
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It’s now or never for Luke Brooks as Michael Maguire unleashes Fab Five: Tigers best 17

The Tigers have a new look spine in 2021 with Luke Brooks now the driver of the ship and it is up to him to unleash a dangerous outside back contingent.

TIGERS BEST 17

1 Moses Mbye
2 David Nofoaluma
3 Joey Leilua
4 James Roberts
5 Tommy Talau
6 Adam Doueihi
7 Luke Brooks
8 Joe Ofahengaue
9 Jacob Liddle
10 James Tamou
11 Luke Garner
12 Luciano Leilua
13 Alex Twal

14 Michael Chee-Kam
15 Shawn Blore
16 Thomas Mikaele
17 Stefano Utoikamanu

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... b459a0c895
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James Tamou named as Wests Tigers captain

Wests Tigers are delighted to announce James Tamou as the club’s captain for the upcoming 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

The 32-year-old Tamou has played a total of 267 first-grade games since making his debut for North Queensland in 2009 — going on to feature in 170 games for the Cowboys before playing 97 games for the Penrith Panthers (2017-20).

A Premiership-winner who has achieved success at every representative level, Tamou joined Wests Tigers ahead of the 2021 season and is signed through until the end of 2022.

He will feature as part of a five-man leadership group including local juniors Luke Brooks, Adam Doueihi, David Nofoaluma and international forward Alex Twal.

Tamou said he felt privileged to be named captain of Wests Tigers.

“With the rich history that this club has, it’s an absolute honour to be named captain of Wests Tigers,” Tamou said.

“It was quite an emotional thing for me. I can see how passionate the boys here are for the Wests Tigers jersey and it’s a real privilege to lead them forward this year.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe and Head Coach Michael Maguire paid credit to Tamou’s professionalism since joining the club.

“I’d like to congratulate James on this achievement and commend him on his actions both on and off the field since arriving to Wests Tigers,” Pascoe said.

“James — and the other four men in our leadership group — are all well-served to lead our team in the year ahead and we’re looking forward to seeing them drive our club forward.”

“James’ influence on our club has been excellent from the moment he’s been here,” Maguire said of Tamou.

“He has extremely strong support behind him from the playing group and the team has really resonated with him as the leader of our side.”

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Wests Tigers prop Zane Musgrove accepts two-game ban for shoulder charge

Wests Tigers and Maori prop Zane Musgrove will miss the start of the season after making an early guilty plea, following a grade-two shoulder charge offence for a 35th-minute tackle on Tyrell Fuimaono in the All Stars match.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/02/21/mus ... er-charge/
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My guess is that he wouldn’t miss two games if it had happened in Origin.

I also think he didn’t go full power on the shoulder charge. Grade 1 for me and a rare call defending a Tigers player.
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Brent Read seems to think BJ Leilua won't be renewed past this season. Doesn't think he'll find a home in the NRL

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-TW- wrote:Brent Read seems to think BJ Leilua won't be renewed past this season. Doesn't think he'll find a home in the NRL

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So he shouldn’t, if you can’t make the Tigers FG team as the best centre in the comp you’ve got issues.

Who would touch him the way he’s played I the last 18 months? Would his brother get salty if the Tigers let BJ go?
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