No less than four NRL clubs are chasing Sydney Roosters enforced Zane Tetevano, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The report states that the 28-year old has knocked back offers from English Super League clubs to take up a contract in Australia.
Tetevano did not want to play against the Roosters as a member of the club's 2018 premiership-winning side, but the Tricolours did not have room for him in 2020.
Penrith, St George Illawarra, Wests Tigers and Gold Coast are touted as potential landing spots, but no clubs have been linked to the Kiwi prop at this stage.
He has a strong relationship with Tigers and New Zealand coach Michael Maguire, with his NRL side on the lookout for forward depth following the medical retirement of Ben Matulino and departure of Ryan Matterson.
Tetevano played a key role in the Roosters' back-to-back premiership triumphs despite being replaced from the 2019 side by Jake Friend after originally getting named.
He was later given a ring by coach Trent Robinson.
The enforced was reportedly desperate to remain at Roosters next season but must now look elsewhere, while wanting to keep his young family in Australia.
Warriors should also be after this guy. We desperately need to add some grunt and mongrel to the middle of the park and at 28 I would give him a 3 year deal on decent coin. He don’t really need a second rower although the club is targeting one (Fifita, Capewell).
I’d give Tetevano a 3 year deal with a salary of 350k, have a 4 man prop rotation of Tetevano Ah Mau Paasi and Afoa
Nothing will fix the warrior’s woes. Getting rid of Johnson was supposed to do the trick finally, but nothing changes. Terminally disappointing. Maybe they can’t come out from the shadow of the All Blacks, but they just won’t pout in for a full season. They are far worse now than 15 years ago.
So are the four clubs pursuing him like the article title says or is this completely unsubstantiated in any way like the article say?
Tetevano will be lost to the Roosters because Mitchell was going to get Tetevano’s coin added to his. Now the Roosters lose two players. What a team mate Latrell greedy Mitchell is.
Getting rid of Johnson was definitely a good decision. He’s a terrible goal kicker, poor game organiser and often makes the wrong choices.
I will give him credit as a good kicker of the ball especially his bombs and when he’s confident and fit hes also got a great running game but it’s rare those two things happen and he actually runs it.
The Warriors actually have a decent team if you look at it slowly, RTS is a top 3 Fullback with Teddy and Turbo ahead, he’s also a great leader. Maumalo is a good metre making wing and gets a good amount of tries, Fusitua had a down year but usually he is good too. The centres are alright with Hiku, Herbert and Beale. The halves let us down, Blake Green is past it, big time. Kearney loves Nikorima even tho he’s a better bench player, CHT is a gun of a youngster but Kearney likes Niko. Ah Mau was average, Afoa is good off the bench, Paasi was hot and cold. For some reason we let Issac Luke leave even tho Nate Roach is injured then we replace him with a dud in Egan. Tohu Harris will be back next year he’s a top 5 second rower. Pappalii is alright and developing too. Jazz Teveaga is a really good little player.
We just need to have a strong middle third by bringing in a big prop (and probably good hooker) and then to clean up our halves situation. I’d put Blake Green on the market see what you can get for him. Would love to get Brodie Croft and start him with CHT and have Nikorima off the bench. At hooker again I don’t like our options would pay overs for someone out of favour that’ll do the job, like McCullogh or even go cheap with Danny Levi. Then lastly a big prop Tetevano would be a good cheaper option.
In: Croft McCullogh and Tetevano
Out: Green Egan Keirghan
Young halves but good leaders in RTS and McCullogh. Plus we have loads of depth
8. Ah Mau
The warriors always have a good team on paper, that’s the trouble it’s on paper.
Saints had a Top 4 team on paper this year.
Unfortunately they had the same coach as previous years.
P.S. Wouldn’t mind Tetevano at Saints, but can’t see them actually doing the deal.
Tetevano wanted to stay at the Roosters but salary cap has forced him out unfortunately no top eight teams want him. He is a current Test player and I think the best team for him is probably Wests or Canterbury. A true champion player, Souths he knows to steer clear of. They are already in a mayday !! mayday !! nose dive crash and burn mode for next year. As is Penrith.
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