When Jarryd Hayne left the rugby league world behind to pursue the bright lights of the NFL there was some worry that NSW and Western Sydney wouldn't see a talent on his level for some time. For the Wests Tigers, the retention of James Tedesco has meant that such worries have abated and it's time to get excited.
Tigers fans would count themselves lucky that Tedesco didn't stick with a deal to head to the nations capital last off season because he's been one of their best, both in attack and defence.
Combine tries scored and tries saved and he's on a whole other level, leaps and bounds above the rest of the competition.
Have Your Say: Do you think Tedesco should've been given a chance in Origin 1 this year, and will he ever get an opportunity there now that Dugan has made the position his own and Moylan is seemingly the next in line?