Sport Caro rips Tigers youngster amid contract query
Former Origin star signs for new NRL club
Moses Mbye will be released by Wests Tigers with a year remaining on his contract, the club confirmed on Tuesday.Moses Mbye was released by Wests Tigers with a season remaining on his contract on Tuesday, then confirmed a two-year deal with the Dragons.
Senior AFL reporter Caroline Wilson says young ruck-forward Callum Coleman-Jones "owes"amid reports he may knock back a contract extension to sign with a rival club.
It's reported Coleman-Jones has been offered a two-year deal by the Tigers but is yet to sign the paperwork, and Gold Coast and North Melbourne are two rivals circling if he decides not to stay at Punt Road.
But Wilson is of the opinion the 22-year-old should accept the Richmond offer even if it's worth less money.
"Richmond wants to keep him, and has offered the 200cm ruckman-forward a two-year deal. I say Callum Coleman-Jones owes the Tigers," Wilson told Footy Classified.
Tigers loss heaps more pressure on Maguire
Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire is under more pressure to keep his job after an embarrassing 38-0 loss to Canterbury in the last game of the NRL season.Michael Maguire's future at the Wests Tigers has become more uncertain after an embarrassing 38-0 loss to NRL wooden spooners Canterbury.
"Probably he sits third in the ruck pecking order, and ditto as a developing key forward.
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"What's past is past, but a good manager and a strong support network would remind this player that his late-night COVID breach on the eve of the finals last year ultimately cost the club $100,000 out of their soft cap and some dreadful publicity. Not to mention a lengthy suspension on the eve of the finals when Richmond's ruck stocks were low. It reflected badly on everyone at Richmond.
"And then remember the players' union dug in when Richmond suggested the players should foot some of the bill. Callum Coleman-Jones, it's pretty clear to me what is the right call here."
Tigers' 2017 farce could kill another coach
PAUL GALLEN: Key decisions have derailed the Wests Tigers, and they were made long before Michael Maguire was appointed.I really feel for Wests Tigers fans, because there is no quick fix for what the club is currently going through.
Footy Classified panelistdisagreed with the suggestion Coleman-Jones should stay at the Tigers regardless of money or circumstance.
Cornes reiterated his belief it is the "perfect opportunity" to let experienced key forward Jack Riewoldt explore his options at rival clubs "to give (Mabior) Chol and Coleman-Jones the opportunities that they haven't had".
"You can't blame a player for staying again and playing 15 games in the VFL and four in the AFL because he's sitting behind Riewoldt and (Tom) Lynch again, you can't blame him for exploring those options elsewhere Caro," Cornes said.
Wilson fired back.
"Completely disagree, Kane, and he actually played eight games this year," she said of Coleman-Jones.
"I think Chol will probably go but if Richmond want to keep Coleman-Jones, I think he owes the club."
Maguire breaks silence on Tigers coaching fiasco .
Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire has spoken for the first time of the tumultuous events of recent days.The Tigers yesterday confirmed Maguire would continue as coach in 2022, despite speculation he was to have been axed at a board meeting on Monday night.