Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire addresses Josh Reynolds, Russell Packer walkout

“What I’ll say in regards to the enjoying group and people two boys which might be within the papers in the mean time is that they’re purchased into all the things we’re doing.

“They’re coaching and clearly eager to be on the market on the sector. That brings some type of frustration at instances, however everyone knows what we have to do now.

Michael Maguire says the actions of Josh Reynolds and Russell Packer in leaving the match at half-time were "wrong".

Michael Maguire says the actions of Josh Reynolds and Russell Packer in leaving the match at half-time have been “flawed”.Credit score:Getty

“We are going to be sure we keep on the sport, watch it and get behind the boys. What occurred in that sport is what this membership displays – they have been down and out with 4 minutes to go, however the boys discovered a strategy to win the sport.

“That is actually what this group represents.”

Packer and Reynolds have struggled to interrupt into Maguire’s high 17 however the coach mentioned that was no excuse for his or her actions.


“The explanations for why they left was nicely off the mark,” he mentioned. “It is principally about us acknowledging that and transferring ahead.”

The actual fact their departures have been leaked, seemingly from contained in the Tigers camp, seems to be as a lot of a priority because the departure itself.

“I feel each participant is aware of we wish to maintain issues in home,” Maguire mentioned. “While that is occurring, that is not what we’re about. We want to verify as a gaggle that we repair that.”

The Tigers have unsuccessfully tried to get Reynolds and Packer off their books, however there was no curiosity as a consequence of their excessive worth tags. Maguire mentioned they’d stay Tigers in 2021.


“Russ and Josh’s names maintain arising,” he mentioned. “They’re dedicated to the membership, they’ve a contract subsequent 12 months.

“You at all times have listing administration occurring inside an organisation, how we will enhance as a gaggle. However these two boys are right here, that is what everybody’s bought to grasp.

“They’re right here subsequent 12 months … the membership signed them. They’re dedicated to what we’re about and while they’re signed they’re in our enjoying group.”

Maguire acknowledged the Tigers’ curiosity in Storm star Josh Addo-Carr however mentioned there was “no probability” of a participant swap with David Nofoaluma.

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