NRL Player Movement 2008

By Peter Roy

NRL Player movement and signings for 2008 are continuing. Most recently former Bulldogs outside back Trent Cutler has agreed to terms with the Tigers for 2008.

The son of former Bulldogs first grader Stan Cutler, youngster Trent burst on to the scene with some confident showings in first grade when called upon. After securing a regular spot in first grade, the small standing Cutler began to struggle when fully tested under the high ball. Rival NRL teams were regularly seeking Cutler out in attack and having plenty of success.

After some horror outings, Cutler lost all confidence and was relegated to reserve grade. It seems the Bulldogs have lost all confidence in Trent Cutler too, as they continue to clean out their ranks, the young back recently snapped up by the Wests Tigers.

For the Tigers its an interesting move. Cutler certainly needs some fine tuning and confidence more than anything, if anyone can mould the boy its Tim Sheens – one of the top 5 coaches in todays NRL Rugby League climate.

The attacking and carefree Rugby League played by the Wests Tigers might just be suitable to Trent Cutler and the once promising finisher could rise to stardom again. The Wests Tigers have opened the cheque book several times in the past few weeks, more recently signing former St George Illawarra Dragon Matt Head and journeyman outside back Nick Youngquest from the Penrith Panthers.

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