Adam Blair released as Wests Tigers look to young guns for success

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Aaron Woods is one of the young guns coach Jason Taylor believes will help Wests Tigers achieve success

New Wests Tigers mentor Jason Taylor says the club won’t be signing new players, even though it has eased pressure on its salary cap by releasing Adam Blair  from the final year of his contract.

Taylor says he’s confident the Tiger cubs coming through to first grade will provide the building blocks of long term success.

And even though Blair is one  of a number of players released since the finish of the 2014 NRL season, the club won’t be making any major signings ahead of 2015.

“By releasing Adam and a couple of other players recently we have had some relief in the salary cap,” Taylor said.

“But I need to make it clear this doesn’t mean that we’re going to be signing up players between now and the start of the 2015 season.

“We’re planning for long-term success here and any decisions regarding signing new players will be made with this in mind,” he said.

“We have a great group of young players coming through the Wests Tigers system and from what I’ve seen of them so far I’m confident that they will develop into a strong group of NRL players.

“I can assure Wests Tigers Members and supporters that we have a clear recruitment strategy and we are committed to building a successful Club that will challenge for premierships,” Taylor said.

Adam Blair controversially joined Wests Tigers for the 2012 season. He has played 71 games, missing just one match during his time at the club, including not missing a game in the last two seasons, with the 28 year old scoring four tries during that time.

Taylor thanked Blair for his commitment to the club and wished him well for his playing future.

“On behalf of Wests Tigers I’d like to thank Adam for his effort and commitment both on and off the field during his time at the club,” Taylor said.

1 thought on “Adam Blair released as Wests Tigers look to young guns for success”

  1. Brendan Sant, your time is now! I know he is a back rower but he looks the goods. And now with Woodsey finally established after a development year in origin and four nations duties, Brendan, his team mate has got a great mate to aim for as an NRL forward imo. Unless his game I saw were a fluke that is.


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