West Tigers have been in the news quite a bit of late, but on a positive note, the club is close to signing a new contract with club captain Aaron Woods, something the experts unanimously agreed was critical to the club’s future fortunes.
A new deal with Woods would give added impetus to the club’s prospects for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership, building on the impressive round one win over the Sydney Rabbitohs.
Woods, at forward, is close to agreeing on a four-year deal that would in most events guarantee that he concludes his NRL career as a Tiger.
There appear to be a few details yet to be addressed, but Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe had been busy addressing those details and for all intents and purposes, little stands in the way.
Securing Woods would also figure prominently in the efforts to negotiate acceptable arrangements for some of the local juniors believed to possess the ability to provide a solid, long-term core for the Tigers.
Player agent Isaac Moses represents Woods, along with the youngsters Wests would like to nail down, including Woods’ friends James Tedesco, Mitchell Mosses and Luke Brooks, but Isaac Moses is staying mum on the ongoing negotiations.