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

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).

Player departures ‘piled the pressure’ on young Tigers: Cleary

Player departures ‘piled the pressure’ on young Tigers: Cleary

by , 24 Aug 2017

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary concedes their recruitment and retention saga wrought a toll on the club this NRL season but he says he can see the silver lining.

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.


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