The Tigers have tonight attempted to salvage some sort of dignity from their failed attempts at player retention, announcing that they’ve withdrawn their offers to stars James Tedesco and Aaron Woods.
In a press release, the Tigers said that the club was “yet to receive any official confirmation from the pair’s manager. As a result Wests Tigers has removed the current long-term contract offers that were with their management.”
Unfortunately, given that the pair are reported to have already notified teammates of their decisions to move on from the club, this feels less like a professional organisation making a timely retention decision, and more like a jaded teenager screaming through tears “you can’t break up with me… because I’m breaking up with you!!”
Nonetheless, this hopefully brings an end to an embarrassing period in the club’s history, and they can now begin the long road back to NRL relevancy.
Failing that, they could try standing outside Tedesco’s house, holding up a boombox playing “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel. It’s just a thought.