Wests Tigers Suffer Double Blow, As Woods, Tedesco Sign With Rival Clubs

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Wests Tigers Suffer Double Blow, As Woods, Tedesco Sign With Rival Clubs

Aaron Woods and James Tedesco will be leaving the Wests Tigers after signing deals with rival clubs, reports The Daily Telegraph.

It's understood skipper Aaron Woods will join the Bulldogs, while fullbackĀ James Tedesco will link up with the Sydney Roosters.

The Daily Tele are also claiming the Bulldogs have signed troubled NRL superstar Kieran Foran from the Warriors.

An official announcemnet will be made shortly.

The Tigers have now lost three of their so-called "big four" after Mitchell Moses signed a three-year deal to join Parramatta for next season - a situation that is disastrous for the joint venture.

Woods' signing has clouded the future of the Bulldogs' pack, particularly skipper James Graham, who is off contract at the end of 2018.

Graham has admitted he understands the club's interest in Woods and that he could be forced out next year or in 2019.

It also leaves the Tigers searching for their third captain in four years after Woods took over from Robbie Farah at the beginning of 2016.

Tedesco is considered arguably the best young player in the competition and had fielded interest from several clubs.

Tedesco has a strong relationship with Roosters great Anthony Minichiello, after they had teamed together for Italy during the 2013 World Cup.

The 24-year-old is on record as saying the promise of success rather than money would decide his next club. And he would immediately find himself playing for a team capable of winning a premiership now thatĀ he's linked with Trent Robinson's Tricolours.

- Additional reporting AAP