Wests Tigers

Wests TigersWith the merging of the Balmain Tigers and the Western Suburbs Magpies, the Wests Tigers were admitted to the NRL in 2000. It took only five seasons for the newly established Tigers outfit to register its first premiership in 2005, when Benji Marshall and Scott Prince led Wests to a memorable Grand Final victory over the North Queensland Cowboys.

In 2015 the Tigers finished in the NRL season in 15th place, only missing the wooden spoon on points difference.

The turmoil continued in 2016 as off-field drama involving Robbie Farah saw him leave the club and sign with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2017 and 2018 season.

On the field, the Tigers finished 9th, just one point behind the Gold Coast Titans who snuck into the finals after signing Jarryd Hayne.

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Wests Tigers Articles

Forget the ‘big four’, the Tigers need to retain the ‘big two’

Forget the ‘big four’, the Tigers need to retain the ‘big two’

by , 6 Dec 2016

As speculation continues to mount around James Tedesco’s possible move to the Roosters, there have been various opinion pieces on the Tigers’ ‘big four’.

Self-belief will drive young Tigers to a finals spot

Self-belief will drive young Tigers to a finals spot

by , 29 Nov 2016

Since their 2011 semi-final loss to the New Zealand Warriors, the Wests Tigers have not played in finals football. They have only played in two finals series since their fairytale premiership in 2005.

Tigers re-sign Taylor until end of 2018

Tigers re-sign Taylor until end of 2018

by , 21 Nov 2016

Wests Tigers have confirmed the re-signing of key forward Elijah Taylor for a further two years.

NRL star an unlikely Bachelor finalist

NRL star an unlikely Bachelor finalist

by , 11 Nov 2016

Athletes are always hot property in the dating market. That became abundantly clear during the Rio Olympics earlier this year.

Wests Tigers consider suing over report

by , 6 Nov 2016

Wests Tigers have shot down allegations of a toxic culture at the NRL club that came to the attention of the players’ association last summer.

The top four NRL grand finals of the 2000s

The top four NRL grand finals of the 2000s

by , 31 Oct 2016

The 2000s were a great decade for me. I spent that time keeping fit, travelling the country, meeting my wife in 2004, having children and inexplicably joining the military to close out the decade in 2009. It was also a great decade for NRL grand finals.

Jamal Idris signs with Wests Tigers

Jamal Idris signs with Wests Tigers

by , 27 Oct 2016

Jamal Idris’ 18-month rugby league sabbatical is officially over with the Wests Tigers announcing the signing of the former Australian international and New South Wales representative.

Robbie Farah signs with South Sydney

Robbie Farah signs with South Sydney

by , 15 Sep 2016

The Robbie Farah saga has finally come to a close with the former Wests Tigers hooker officially signing with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

A full house, a farewell and a flogging: Strange days at Leichhardt Oval

A full house, a farewell and a flogging: Strange days at Leichhardt Oval

by , 8 Sep 2016

It was a weird afternoon at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday. The first hint of something unusual was the ‘sold out’ sign above the gates. In the old days they would cram as many people onto the hill as possible, but now a full house means only 18,000 people are let in.

Let’s celebrate Robbie’s legacy and invoke the ‘no excuses’ clause for 2017

Let’s celebrate Robbie’s legacy and invoke the ‘no excuses’ clause for 2017

by , 7 Sep 2016

If like me you are a Wests Tigers fan you would know we are a very divided bunch.


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