NRL 2021: Wests Tigers, Luciano Leilua and Jacob Liddle, training session, bust-up
Wests Tigers duo Luciano Leilua and Jacob Liddle were involved in a heated altercation and had to be separated at training last week at Concord Oval.
Foxsports.com.au understands that tensions flared between the Tigers teammates when 114kg back-rower Leilua took exception to Liddle’s passing out of dummy-half.
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Liddle, who tips the scales at 91kg, returned serve with a series of profanities before the pair squared up to one another.
According to sources, it was more air swings and a bit of push and shove rather than Ali-Foreman.
The Tigers camp say they have no issue with the duo’s heated exchange.
The club, whose finals drought stretches back to 2011, have recruited smartly heading into the new season.
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Joe Ofahengaue has joined from Brisbane along with former Broncos teammate James Roberts, Penrith prop James Tamou and Tui Simpkins from North Queensland.
The Tigers also added the services of young fullback Daine Laurie on Sunday after completing a swap deal with the Panthers for Paul Momirovski.
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Liddle, whose last few seasons have been wrecked by injury, is under pressure from rising young gun Jake Simpkin to secure the starting hooker berth.
The Tigers are currently in camp in Tamworth and will play Manly in a trial on the last weekend of February before kicking off their season against the Canberra Raiders.
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