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NRL: Sheens cools Maguire rumours

Wests Tigers football boss Tim Sheens insists the spotlight is not just on coach Michael Maguire when the club undertake a mid-season review following a poor start to the campaign.

The Tigers are priced at 14/1 to make finals in the 2022 campaign but have picked up just three wins so far this season to leave them in 15th spot on the ladder.

Maguire under pressure

The pressure is back on Maguire as the Tigers continue to pick up results and it has been suggested he could lose his job if the review goes against him.

However Sheens says the review is not just about Maguire and his role as head coach. All aspects of the club will be looked at as they attempt to build for a bright future.

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"This is the stuff we are talking about, not a witch hunt," Sheens told AAP. "Of course coaching will be looked at. As in where we are going for the rest of the season, what's our issues with recruitment and injuries.

"Coaching isn't specifically the coach, it's about coaching generally. It's about who we are keeping, who we are not. We're also talking about ongoing recruitment from the end of next year with Jackson Hastings, Adam Doueihi and Daine Laurie."

Planning for the future

Meanwhile Sheens also says the review has not been called at a moment’s notice it has been planned for some time.

"At the end of the day Madge is buying for next year, so we have to sit down and talk about who we keep," Sheens added. "There are players off contract. (James) Tamou, (Jock) Madden, (Tommy) Talau. There are hookers we have to sort out with Api (Koroisau) coming."

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