The Wests Tigers released a statement to members outlining that the club had met with Woods and Tedesco’s manager on Tuesday and during that meeting, had imposed a deadline of Friday for a decision on whether the pair will accept the contract offers currently with them.
With speculation that Woods has all but committed to the Bulldogs already and the Sydney Roosters hunting the signature of James Tedesco, the Wests Tigers might find that they are left with only Luke Brooks of the “Big Four”.
Ivan Cleary confirms Friday deadline for Woodsy and Teddy. But his body language suggests both gooooooone …
— christian nicolussi (@mrchrisnico) April 20, 2017
Mitchel Moses has already signed with Parramatta for 2018 and is still hoping to be granted an early release to join the Eels this season.
Read the full statement below:
Wests Tigers would like to provide Members with an update on the current playing contract situation of Aaron Woods and James Tedesco.The club met with Aaron Woods and James Tedesco’s manager on Tuesday
During this meeting Wests Tigers informed the players’ Manager that the club is imposing a deadline of Friday 21 April for a decision on whether they will accept the contract offers currently with them.
The club understands it is a difficult decision given their standing and familiarity with the club and understands that Woods and Tedesco must make the decision that is best for them and their families.
As soon as Woods and Tedesco make give their decision to the club we will inform the playing group and then the public. Certainty is key to moving forward and performing on the field, and we are looking forward to having that.