World News – AU – NRL 2020: Wests Tigers Confirm Signature of Former Rabbitohs James Roberts


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Wests Tigers have confirmed James Roberts signed a two-year deal with the former Rabbitohs Center.

Roberts was released from the club at the end of the season after playing only 18 games since his arrival in the middle of last year.

The former Blues Center was then seen meeting with Tigers officials last week, as the club confirmed its signature on Thursday for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, depending on the options in the club’s favor.. .

Roberts was pleased to meet again with former coach Michael Maguire, who played under him during his first spell with South Sydney in 2012 and was eager to return the confidence that the Tigers had shown. .

Roberts said in a statement: “I am very excited to be part of a high-quality club and it is clearly on the rise.. .

« The chance to be reunited with Michael Maguire is too good to be missed and I look forward to working closely with him again..

“I really like the work West Tigers are doing in creating Aboriginal Trails which is something I’m really excited about.

“I would like to thank South Sydney for the support they have provided me and my family over the past two years and I cannot wait for the start of my new semester with West Tigers..

After Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe « impressed » during their first meeting, Pascoe was confident Roberts could be a positive resource for the club on and off the field.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, I’d like to welcome James to West Tigers,” Pascoe said..

“We firmly believe the National Football League is better off having talents like James in the competition and look forward to working closely with him on and off the field..

“James understands the responsibility he has towards his teammates, Wests Tigers and everyone associated with the club and is extremely determined to ensure that this opportunity contributes directly to the success of the Wests Tigers..

The 27-year-old has had a difficult year both on and off the field, suffering from a chest injury as well as a battle with his mental health.

However, there is no doubt that Roberts is one of the most bombed out of the NFL when he’s on the hot, winning this year’s Dally M Center award in 2015..

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World News – AU – NRL 2020: Wests Tigers Confirm Signature Center Rabbitohs, former James Roberts


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