AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 13: Joey Leilua of the Raiders looks on during the round 23 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers are ready to make Canberra’s Joey Leilua a lucrative offer, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The report states that the proposed deal to the centre is worth $1.8 million over three seasons.

It is believed that the Raiders will chip in around $400,000 of Leilua’s $700,000-plus contract for 2020, with the Tigers set to pay him $500,000 for 2021 and $600,000 for 2021.

The deal nearly fell over on Wednesday when the Tigers threatened to pull their offer over a $100,000 discrepancy, but it was later sorted out.

Meanwhile, the Tigers’ recruitment of Souths youngster Adam Doueihi has hit an impasse, with the club reportedly not keen to pay him just over $350,000 this year.

Doueihi is reportedly on $500,000 this season, with more than $150,000 of that already being paid by the Rabbitohs.

That opens the door for another club to pounce on the 21-year old, with a Sydney rival and Melbourne touted as potential destinations.


  1. Would be a good pick up for the Tigers if they can secure BJ Leilua .. !!

    But seriously .. Souths have Adam Doueihi on $500K per season .. really .. !! thats more than what they got Latrell Mitchell for at $400K per season .. !! Doueihi would be on more than Reynolds, Walker, Johnston and Gagi .. i think there is some dodgy dealings going on here from Souths .. So which Souths book does does this $500K come from “Souths book of payments”, the Gladiators “books of stories” or the James Packer book of “i’ll help ya out mate”

  2. The false reporting book of Journalism. Maybe on 250K max. Played 30 first grade games. Contract signed in 2018 from memory.

  3. Interesting moves by the tigers.
    A backline of
    1. Thompson
    2. Nofoaluma
    3. Momirovski
    4. Leilua
    5. Jennings
    would look pretty alright. Plus I think Marshall and Brooks make a nice combo and hopefully Mbye can do alright at hooker.

  4. Souths have never said Doueihi is on 500k a year, seriously doubt he is on that money, but is a very good player, if I was the tigers, i’d grab him before Leilua, just hope Souths keep him.

  5. Penso .. Souths told the Tigers thats how much his contract is for 2020 .. so thats what they would be paying .. unbelievable .. !!

  6. I agree with the BJ contract and hope Douehi signs also, however would structure his contract to be performance based as he is not worth above $350k now but has the potential to be worth more in coming years and should have the opportunity to get more if deserved. I like the Tigers stance as we have been soft in the past when negotiations are being held.

  7. BJ will be good for a while then get too fat to put in, or just get lazy, this is exactly the type of player the Tigers need to avoid as in the past.

    Once again i have to put up with terrible remarks from brennan.

  8. I agree with you there pension. How are those remarks with insults by BrennanWoodStack , not blocked by the site? There’s plenty that they do block that involve nothing but facts.

  9. That should have read penso . I wasn’t insulting you there as well penso. Although it’s pretty funny. They stupid auto correct goes straight to pension, every time you type penso! Sorry about that.

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