The Wests Tigers may not be done with their recent signing spree after the latest rumours suggesting Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs off-contract captain Andrew Ryan is on the verge of signing with the club for 2012.
It would be somewhat of an odd signing for the Tigers after coach Tim Sheens recently stated that rather than blaming the signing of Melbourne Storm forward Adam Blair for the release of Bryce Gibbs, Andrew Fifita and Tim Moltzen, it was more the Tigers’ needs to keep the nucleus of the sensational talent from their Toyota Cup squad that put pressure on the salary cap.
To then sign a 33 year old Ryan for next season, especially when he’s not even wanted by the club he currently captains, would certainly give fans the wrong impression.
UPDATE: Wests Tigers officials have ruled out a bid for Canterbury captain Andrew Ryan following revelations the club had made an inquiry about his services. Bulldogs sources said the Tigers had asked several weeks ago but could not afford him under the salary cap, and the matter had proceeded no further.