Apisai Koroisau Wests Tigers signing, news, Cameron Ciraldo, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs coach, who will coach the Tigers, Brett Kimmorley


Wests Tigers recruit Apisai Koroisau has urged Panthers assistant Cameron Ciraldo to follow him in making the switch to Leichhardt in 2023.

The 29-year-old dummy-half signed with the merger club on a two-year deal with a mutual option for a third season beginning in 2023.

Ciraldo has been in the headlines in recent weeks after three NRL head coaching roles became vacant.

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The Panthers assistant is hot property and the Tigers and Bulldogs are said to be interested, with Ciraldo already having toured the Tigers’ facilities alongside director of football Tim Sheens who have made it clear he is seeking a development coach to take over.

“I’d love him (at the Tigers),” Koroisau said to reporters.

“Whatever he does, he is incredible. He’s our assistant coach but he does all the defence and he makes sure we do it his way.


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“He changes it up too, it (training) is never the same. He’s always making sure the boys are paying attention.

“I’ve got huge raps on him as a man, leader and a coach. He’s not a straightforward coach, he will change it depending on the situation and I think it’s important to do that as a coach.”

Koroisau is hoping Ciraldo will join him at the Tigers, as well as gun forward Isaiah Papali’I who will be making the shift from the Eels in 2023.

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