Wests Tigers can’t help but make the news in terms of the transfer market at this present moment.
The Tigers are chasing a million dollar move for Parramatta Eels halfback Mitchell Moses, are said to be close to signing John Bateman from the Wigan Warriors whilst there are huge question marks over their three halves in Adam Doueihi, Luke Brooks and Jackson Hastings.
All three are free to speak to rival clubs about a move away in 2024 whilst Brooks has been persistently linked with a move to Newcastle Knights.
The potential signing of Moses has only intensified the doubt over the three and with coach Tim Sheens saying that Brooks will be his halfback in 2023, it leaves Hastings looking at the six or 13 jerseys or indeed a move away should he want to establish himself as a seven in the NRL.
His chances of getting the six jersey have taken a bit of a hit today however with the Tigers announcing the signing of Will Smith.
Smith shone in Super League last year with a brief spell at Hull FC and can play in the halves or at fullback.
He has made 84 NRL appearances and played in four separate finals series and is set to bring some more quality to the Tigers immediately in 2023.
On his signing, coach Sheens said: “Will is a talented player who can cover a lot of positions.
“His experience will be very helpful because we have such a young squad.”
The man Smith replaced at Hull in 2022, Josh Reynolds, is also set to be in the NRL next year with the Canterbury Bulldogs,