Tahu to meet Eels bosses


Troubled Parramatta centre Timana Tahu will meet with club bosses this week as he struggles to deal with “personal issues.”

The dual code international is set to meet with chairman Roy Spagnolo this week to discuss a return to action, but recent reports suggest he will leave the club.

Tahu, 30, was granted compassionate leave recently after a string of incidents which started in June over a race row involving him and NSW Origin coach Andrew Johns.

He walked out of camp after Johns allegedly made a racial slur about Queensland centre Greg Inglis during a bonding session.

But it did not end there for the former Newcastle star, who was then himself accused of making similar comments to a Aboriginal youngster during a friendly tournament.

He was also overlooked for the Indigenous All Stars squad for their against the NRL All Stars in February.

”Obviously the coaching staff, the board, … the entire club itself … want to see that Timana Tahu is looked after,” Spagnolo told The Sydney Morning Herald.

”But … if he doesn’t want to play footy or whatever the case may be, then a decision has to be made.”

It is understood that Tahu will also meet with coach Stephen Kearney and chief executive Paul Osborne.