After slumping to their seventh-straight loss of the season against Gold Coast, it’s looking pretty grim at the Wests Tigers.
The amount of players they’ve lost over the years is staggering.
And this has been illustrated by a list of players, www.foxsports.com.au have put together, showing the incredible amount of talent that have been let go over the years.
While a lot of clubs have had to let go players due to salary cap pressure, the Wests Tigers have just let most of these players go.
The Players Wests Tigers Lost
1. James Tedesco
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Beau Ryan
4. Blake Ayshford
5. Marike Koroibete
6. Mitchell Moses
7. Benji Marshall
8. Aaron Woods
9. Robbie Farah
10. Andrew Fifita
11. Curtis Sironen
12. Bodene Thompson
13. Martin Taupau
14. Blake Austin
15. Chris Heighington
16. Adam Blair
17. Nathan Brown
Coach Ivan Cleary has remained positive and said that despite signing or re-signing nine players since arriving mid-year, the shake-up is far from over.
“There’s a lot of things that have changed really since I first got here. Without going into detail, in effect (the rebuild) hasn’t really started yet,” Cleary said.
“We’re just trying to concentrate on the present.
“We’ve got a whole team of guys in there who are working really hard, are down on confidence and just trying to work on those little aspects of the game, learn the game.
“We’ll keep working hard, a few things will bounce our way and all of a sudden confidence kicks in and things can change. We’ll be back on the horse next week.”
The Wests Tigers have snared Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds, Dragons forward Russell Packer, Warriors prop Ben Matulino and Gold Coast second-rower Chris McQueen for 2018, along with the mid-season purchase of Tuimoala Loloheafrom the Warriors.