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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2016 was a tumultuous year off the field for the Tigers, with the club suffering a messy divorce with long-time superstar Robbie Farah. On the field, Wests were behind the eight-ball after an early six-game losing streak, and although they were able to finish the season strong, they ended up in 9th place – just outside the finals.

Senior coach: Ivan Cleary
Captain: Aaron Woods
2016 finish: 9th
Premierships: 2005

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2017 Team List
Josh Aloiai, Matt Ballin, Luke Brooks, Michael Chee-Kam, Joel Edwards, JJ Felise, Tim Grant, Justin Hunt, Jamal Idris, Chris Lawrence, Jacob Liddle, Jack Littlejohn, Kyle Lovett, Esan Marsters, Matt McIlwrick, Kevin Naiqama, David Nofoaluma, Jordan Rankin, Ava Seumanufagai, Tim Simona, Sauaso Sue, Moses Suli, Elijah Taylor, James Tedesco, Aaron Woods

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Last updated: 18 May, 2017

Wests Tigers Articles

Roosters rise above tough Tigers

Roosters rise above tough Tigers

by , 19 Aug 2017

The Sydney Roosters have edged passed the Wests Tigers to keep their top two chances alive.

Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers Highlights: NRL scores, blog

by , 19 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: The Sydney Roosters have edged passed the Wests Tigers to keep their top two chances alive.

The biggest disappointment this NRL season

The biggest disappointment this NRL season

by , 18 Aug 2017

With Origin a distant memory and everyone’s focus completely on the run into the finals there are lots of interesting stories to play out in the NRL this season.

I encouraged Benji to head home: Bennett

I encouraged Benji to head home: Bennett

by , 18 Aug 2017

Wayne Bennett has revealed he encouraged Benji Marshall to return home to Wests Tigers next year, saying the Kiwi international had earned a dream finish to his career.

Aaron Woods has no back-up plan if Dogs are over salary cap

Aaron Woods has no back-up plan if Dogs are over salary cap

by , 16 Aug 2017

Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods is adamant he’ll be at Canterbury next season but admits he doesn’t have a back-up plan if salary cap issues ruin the move.

Tigers draw on spirit of Leichhardt

Tigers draw on spirit of Leichhardt

by , 15 Aug 2017

Sunday afternoon’s match at Leichhardt Oval was the first time in a long time that the Tigers have genuinely felt like a force to be reckoned with – and genuinely felt hungry for the win.

Why Benji Marshall is the most important signing the Tigers have ever made

Why Benji Marshall is the most important signing the Tigers have ever made

by , 14 Aug 2017 Video

The prince, the king, the prodigal son will return home to the Tigers in 2018.

Terrific Tigers trump Manly

Terrific Tigers trump Manly

by , 13 Aug 2017

The Wests Tigers are back in the winner’s circle, beating the Manly Sea Eagles 30-26 in a highly entertaining contest this afternoon.

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 13 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: The Wests Tigers are back in the winner’s circle, beating the Manly Sea Eagles 30-26 in a highly entertaining contest this afternoon.

Tigers sign Marshall for 2018 NRL season

Tigers sign Marshall for 2018 NRL season

by , 13 Aug 2017

Benji Marshall will return to Wests Tigers on a one-year deal next NRL season.


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