SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Esan Nike Marsters of the Tigers is tackled during the round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium on June 27, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers could be without their right side centre Esan Marsters next season after reports suggest he wants a release from the final year of his contract.

Both the Cowboys and the Bulldogs are reportedly very keen to sign Marsters if he chooses to leave the Tigers at season’s end, according to WWOS.

Marsters, 23, had a great 2018 season where he played every game for the club and was their top point scorer but has been frustrated with the lack of service in 2019.

He is equal with fullback Corey Thompson for the most tries with nine for the Tigers though has made it known he wants more action down his side of the field.

Since debuting in Round 13, 2017 he has played 59 games for the Tigers scoring 13 tries.

If Marsters decides to pursue other options, the Tigers will be in search for a centre and former Knight Jesse Ramien will be at the top of their list.

The Tigers host the Sharks on Sunday afternoon at Leichardt Oval in a do-or-die clash in order to play finals this season.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Esan Marsters has been a huge disappointment for the Tigers in 2019. His poor goal kicking has cost them at least 2 or 3 wins, mising goals that a 10yo could have kicked, his general play has been well below his past, no enthusiasm or punch in what he does.
    If Marsters wants more action down his side of the field, why doesn’t he do something about it and go looking for the ball.. instead of looking to get out, he sounds just like Jessie Ramien…

    let him go and realise his true potential elsewhere, watch Marsters l just fade away to ESL in less than 3 years….

  2. If the Tigers lose Masters and with Marshall and Farah both about to retire soon what does that leave the club with?
    Luke Brooks is a solid halfback but he NEEDS a good running five-eight to play well. Moses Mbue looks nice but which position Fullback, centre, five-eight, hooker or off the bench. Jacob Liddle looks along way off pace from taking over from Farah. Reynolds Matalino Packer Taylor McQueen and others have the tigers salary cap all locked up in duds.
    There’s just so many little issue and all it takes is one thing like this to set the club right back.

    If it’s me, you let almost everyone not contributing walk and start recruiting young players with potential but cheap.
    Thom Fleger, Bailey Simonsson, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Danny Levi, Lachlam Lam, Matt Dufty and Ofahiki Ogden would be the players I would start trying to sign.
    Would try getting rid of Matalino, Lawrence, McQueen, Jennings, Eisenhuth, Clark and Taylor.

    1. Dufty
    2. Thompson
    3. Masters
    4. Momirovski
    5. Simonsson
    6. Mbye
    7. Brooks
    8. Twal
    9. Levi/Liddle
    10. Fleger
    11. Garner
    12. Faitala-Mariner
    13. Mattherson

    14. Levi/Liddle
    15. Mikeale
    16. Ogden
    17. Chee-Kam

    All of a sudden you have an a lot younger and more exciting team. Dufty would be pretty cheap and the Dragons don’t want him. Danny Levi is in a similar position with the Knights. Bailey Simonsson would be harder to get let go from the Raiders but he’s tall, young and has that Xfactor plus he doesn’t start when the Raiders are fully fit. RFM would be cheap and isn’t needed at the Dogs, Fleger might be hard to pinch from the Broncoes but he’s a tall, young and hard working prop plus they haven’t got much cap space.

    Just letting Lawrence leave end of this year, and getting rid of a couple of the expensive forwards would create enough cap room. Robert Jennings would find a new home easy and clear cap space.

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