Joel's always Reddy to deliver

Experience, attention to detail, and the ability to help nurture young talent are just some of the key factors Wests Tigers Coach Mick Potter sees in centre Joel Reddy.


Reddys utility value to the team cannot be underestimated. The City Origin player has come off the interchange bench, played on the wing, and in more recent weeks, back in his preferred centre position. He is now in his ninth season of first grade.


Potter said Reddys steadying influence on young full-back James Tedesco and winger David Nofoaluma was a huge asset for the team.


Joel has been trying to get them to watch more video and to understand how important this is, Potter said.


If James and David know exactly what the opposition is doing and what their favourite plays are, we can anticipate and make ourselves better and make our team better.


Joel has been really good in that sense with James and David. Both players are willing to learn from him. Joel has a great demeanour with the young players and he is a good senior player for us.


Potter said Reddys preparation each week was immaculate.


Joel covers everything. He makes sure his body is right, he makes sure he knows every detail about the opposition players, and he communicates well with the players who are inside or outside of him subject to which position he is playing that week, Potter said.


He has his own mini team within the side that enhances what we do. For me, that is a sign of professionalism from a player who has been around good practice and good training for a long time now.


It shows through when he is playing. There is never any lack of effort from Joel. He is trying to do the best for the team all the time."