Koroisau appointed Tigers skipper months after ‘tasteless’ jab at merger membership

The Tigers have introduced low season recruit Api Koroisau has been appointed captain solely months after his “tasteless” dig on the merger membership caught the ire of chairman Lee Hagipantelis.

The day after Penrith’s 2022 premiership, Koroisau mentioned: “Just to go out on a high like that, it’s pretty incredible, and I’ll probably do the same thing at the Tigers” earlier than laughing.

Hagipantelis mentioned “if he had his time again he might rethink those comments” on the time, and Koroisau has since been welcomed into the Tigers’ set-up after signing a deal price a reported $2 million.

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Now the 30-year-old hooker has been handed the captaincy and the consultant gun mentioned it was an “honour”.

“To be asked to lead this team in my first year at the club, means a lot,” Koroisau mentioned in a membership assertion.

“This is a terrific group of players, and I am honoured to be their captain.

“From the moment I joined this club, my family and I have been made to feel so welcome.

“It’s been a great start to my time as a Wests Tigers player and I look forward to helping this team and this club be the best it can be.”

Both new coach Tim Sheens and chief govt Justin Pascoe additionally took the time to congratulate the membership’s new skipper.

“We have several very capable leaders in this team, and Api is one of them,” Sheens mentioned.

“He is very well respected within the group, and I know he’ll do a great job.

“I congratulate him on earning the role.”

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“In the short time he’s been with us, Api has demonstrated and embraced our core values as a club,” Pascoe added.

“His leadership on the field is vitally important, as is what he does in other areas of our business.

“I think it’s a tremendous appointment and I’m sure he will thrive with the added responsibility.”

Last season, Michael Maguire applied a five-man management group, naming 5 captains as a substitute of the standard singular chief.

James Tamou, Luke Brooks, Adam Doueihi, Ken Maumalo and Tyrone Peachey shared the captaincy duties after being voted in by their teammates.

Koroisau can also be one in all a number of high-profile recruits who joined the merger membership over the low season.

The two-time premiership winner joined David Klemmer, Isaiah Papali’i, John Bateman and Charlie Staines in making the transfer to Leichhardt.

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