According to reports in Australia one of the NRL’s best players is set to complete a massive move across to one of their rivals.
That is multi-time NRL winner and World Cup Finalist, Jarome Luai has reportedly agreed to join the Wests Tigers in a major coup for the club.
The deal is set to be worth $6 million and break up the brilliant halfback partnership between Luai and Nathan Cleary who have turned Penrith Panthers into a nearly unbeatable club.
They could now lose their position at the top of the league as the Wests look to climb up the league ladder finally.
This could also have a big impact on clubs like St Helens and others in Super League as it definitely means that Justin Olam will not be joining Wests due to the money they have now spent on Luai. He could therefore make the move to Super League.
Returning to Wests, their new CEO Shane Richardson is confident the new leadership structure will enable the club to make progress on and off the field.
“I’ve always loved a challenge and for me to take this opportunity on, you had to have true corporate governance.
“You must have control to be able to do the things that are required to build the club.
“I would never have taken the role if I didn’t believe that corporate governance was in place.
He also says ‘stability’ within the club is vitally important to long-term success and growth.
“Our members want a team they can have faith in that will give its best and try its backside off every week,” said Richardson.
“What you’ve got to do is build internally, put it on the field, and the fans will follow as long as you communicate to them what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it.”