‘Worst sign­ing in NRL era’

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS -

Syd­ney: Fox Sports NRL com­men­ta­tor War­ren Smith has called for the Wests Tigers to rip up Joey Leilua’s con­tract af­ter his atro­cious high shot on Pen­rith full­back Dy­lan Ed­wards on Satur­day night.

Leilua was sin binned for col­lar­ing Ed­wards off the ball in the 77th minute of the Tigers’ 19-12 loss to the Pan­thers, spark­ing an all-in brawl.

The Tigers’ cen­tre now faces the prospect of a long time on the side­lines and Smith be­lieves Wests should take things fur­ther af­ter the ju­di­ciary deals out its pun­ish­ment. Not only should Joey Leilua get six weeks for his high shot on Dy­lan Ed­wards, at the end of the sus­pen­sion the Tigers should tear up his con­tract,” Smith posted on Twit­ter. “Worst sign­ing by any club in the NRL era.”

The vet­eran caller than turned his at­ten­tion on the Tigers for re­cruit­ing Leilua in the first place.

“Ac­tu­ally, the Tigers should be made to ex­tend the Leilua deal by 12 months and play him in every game as pun­ish­ment for think­ing there was an up­side in sign­ing him,” he posted on Twit­ter.

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