The Crucial Puzzle Piece: Will Wighton Elevate Souths or Weigh Them Down?

The NRL is much more competitive than most soccer leagues, but not everyone enters the season with a chance to win. The concept of ‘Premiership Windows’ doesn’t apply to all clubs, and some never exit them. For instance, the Wests Tigers’ window is on the 53rd floor of a skyscraper, while the Roosters’ is more like a shutter flapping in a tropical breeze. South Sydney’s window has been open since Michael Maguire took over as coach, and they have consistently performed well in recent years. Despite a difficult season in 2023, Souths are expected to have better luck in 2024 with the addition of Jack Wighton. Wighton’s arrival is seen as a significant boost to the team, and he is expected to enhance their attacking capabilities. His move to the centres is expected to benefit the team tactically and alleviate pressure during the Origin period. Souths have a favorable fixture list ahead of Origin games, and Wighton’s arrival has raised expectations for the team’s performance in 2024. With a strong squad and a highly characteristic style of play, Souths are expected to make a strong push in the upcoming season.