Broncos’ clear message after secret Tigers bid for star revealed

Jamayne Isaako’s management is defiant he will be staying put after he and teammate Tevita Pangai Jnr were linked to the Wests Tigers. broke the news on Wednesday night that Tigers coach Michael Maguire, CEO Justin Pascoe and head of recruitment Adam Hartigan had boarded a flight from Sydney to Brisbane.

It was then confirmed the Tigers trio are targeting Tevita Pangai Jnr and Jamayne Isaako as Brisbane look to fix its out-of-shape roster.

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Maguire was quizzed about the trip when speaking to media on Thursday but remained tight-lipped.

“I don’t comment about players that we’re looking at. I’m about the now and my job is to make sure that we keep growing as a club,” he said.

“So who we talk to is part of the job. Everyone’s doing it and we’ve got a big game tomorrow that I’m focused on.”

Pangai Jr. were named as a Tigers target.Source:Getty Images

While there may be interest from the Tigers’ side, the same cannot be said for Brisbane and Isaako’s management with Channel 7’s Chris Garry reporting they are “adamant” he will stay put.

The Broncos and Isaako's management are adamant the fullback will remain in Brisbane. They are bemused by the Tigers talk. Regardless of any interest, they say he's going nowhere.

Another Tiger whose future is up in the air is Moses Mbye, although Maguire was defiant he will be at the club for the remainder of 2021.

It comes after Dragons coach Anthony Griffin said talk of a mid-season switch for Mbye had “gone cold”.

“He would have been good this week but I think they have gone cold on that,” Griffin said.

“They obviously offered him around a month or so ago.

“He’d had, as we understood, an opportunity to leave the club. He is a classy player, so we were interested. It’s probably a question for them.”

The 27-year old is still under contract but earlier in the year declared both he and the Tigers had agreed he would look for a new team in 2022.

Originally published asBroncos’ message after secret Tigers bid

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