Wests Tigers

Wests TigersWith the merging of foundation clubs the Balmain Tigers and 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, although they have appeared in the finals just three times in total.

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While the Tigers enjoyed a comfortable win over Souths in their first match, it was all downhill from there. The joint venture failed to crack double digits in five of their opening ten matches, with their paltry win tally of seven seeing them finish in 14th.

Senior coach: Ivan Cleary
Captain: TBC
2017 finish: 14th
Premierships: 2005

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2018 Team List
Josh Aloiai, Luke Brooks, Michael Chee-Kam, Matthew Eisenhuth, JJ Felise, Mahe Fonua, Tyson Gamble, Pita Godinet, Tim Grant, Chris Lawrence, Jacob Liddle, Tuimoala Lolohea, Benji Marshall, Esan Marsters, Ben Matulino, Matt McIlwrick, Chris McQueen, Taane Milne, Kevin Naiqama, David Nofoaluma, Russell Packer, Josh Reynolds, Robbie Rochow, Sauaso Sue, Moses Suli, Elijah Taylor, Corey Thompson, Alex Twal, Malakai Watene Zelezniak

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

Wests Tigers Articles

Wests Tigers 2018 season preview and prediction

Wests Tigers 2018 season preview and prediction

by , 23 Feb 2018

In recent seasons the Wests Tigers have had problems all the way from the front office to the backline. Unfortunately for the Tigers’ faithful, it doesn’t look likely to change anytime soon.

Wests Tigers take the totally serious option of naming five captains for 2018

Wests Tigers take the totally serious option of naming five captains for 2018

by , 14 Feb 2018

The Wests Tigers have taken the unprecedented step of naming five captains for the 2018 NRL season, including three new recruits to the club.

Starting with the spoon… NRL 2018 ladder tipped in reverse order (part 1)

Starting with the spoon… NRL 2018 ladder tipped in reverse order (part 1)

by , 9 Feb 2018

“The number one rule of Wall Street,” says Matthew McConaughey to Leo DiCaprio in the hit film The Wolf of Wall Street is that “nobody, and I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffet or if you’re Jimmy Buffet. Nobody knows if a stock is going to go up, down, sideways or in freaking circles.

Pre-season preview: Is the Tigers’ bus finals bound?

Pre-season preview: Is the Tigers’ bus finals bound?

by , 30 Jan 2018

Can Ivan Cleary get his rag-tag bunch of recruits to spark the Wests Tigers, or will it be another long season at the bottom of the ladder?

The trouble with the Wests Tigers

The trouble with the Wests Tigers

by , 17 Dec 2017 Popular article!

The story or the Wests Tigers is an interesting one. The Wests Tigers are an amalgamation of two great foundation clubs who merged in the belief that survival instead of independence was their best option.

Naiqama can captain Wests Tigers: Woods

by , 21 Nov 2017

Former Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods believes Kevin Naiqama can succeed him as captain of the merger club next NRL season.

Wests Tigers 2017 season review

Wests Tigers 2017 season review

by , 4 Oct 2017

The Tigers entered 2017 full of optimism, with a young and talented core that had only narrowly missed the finals in 2016, finishing in ninth place. However, the season quickly unravelled, with head coach Jason Taylor sacked after just three rounds.

Terrific Tigers claim impressive win over Warriors

Terrific Tigers claim impressive win over Warriors

by , 3 Sep 2017

The Wests Tigers have finished the season on a high, after downing the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval this evening.

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

by , 3 Sep 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: The Wests Tigers have finished the season on a high, after downing the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval this evening.

Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

by , 25 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

The Wests Tigers can’t make the finals, but they will be out to rain on the parade of the North Queensland Cowboys when they make the trip to Campbelltown. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).


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