Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Since joining the Wests Tigers in 2020 Adam Doueihi has consistently been one of the club’s best players despite trying times for the organisation as a whole.
In 2021 Doueihi had a breakout season and was responsible for most of the positives that came out of that season for the club.
Unfortunately a late-season ACL injury not only saw Doueihi miss the rest of 2021 but half of this season also.
Following his return, Doueihi has not found it hard to get back to the level he was at before which is exactly what the Tigers need right now with both Jackson Hastings and Luke Brooks out for the rest of the season.
However, it seems the half was keen on a move away from the Tigers for the rest of 2022 as Doueihi appeared on NRL 360 and discussed the rumours that the Storm were looking to sign him on loan until the end of this season.
“I first found out about it through the media and didn’t look too much into it, I left it with my manager and the club’s hierarchy,” said Doueihi.
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“Then my manager Sam called me and discussed the options and what they (Melbourne) were offering for me to go down there for the rest of the season.
“On a personal level I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to go down.
“The Storm has been one of the strongest organisations in the league for some time now, and to go down there and learn off players like Ryan Papenhuyzen, Harry Grant and Cameron Munster and players like this and a coach like Craig Bellamy.”
Doueihi’s willingness to have left the Tigers for the rest of 2022 would have their fans worried about his commitment to the club but they should put their minds at ease as Doueihi’s desire to make this move happen is most likely because he wanted to gain experience at a premiership contender to better himself for the Tigers in 2023.
In the coming weeks Doueihi will be looking to help the Tigers avoid the wooden spoon.