Wests Tigers

Last updated: 10 March, 2017

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 tumultous 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: Jason Taylor
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, Mitchell Moses, Kevin Naiqama, David Nofoaluma, Jordan Rankin, Ava Seumanufagai, Tim Simona, Sauaso Sue, Moses Suli, Elijah Taylor, James Tedesco, Aaron Woods

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Wests Tigers Articles

Tigers start post-Taylor era with loss to Storm

Tigers start post-Taylor era with loss to Storm

by , 26 Mar 2017

The Melbourne Storm have pulled off an incredible comeback at Leichardt Stadium against the Wests Tigers, coming back from a 14 point deficit to take the win 22-14.

Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

by , 26 Mar 2017 Video

Match result: The Melbourne Storm have pulled off an incredible comeback at Leichardt Stadium against the Wests Tigers, coming back from a 14 point deficit to take the win 22-14.

Tigers’ ‘Big Four’ is about spirit, not talent

Tigers’ ‘Big Four’ is about spirit, not talent

by , 26 Mar 2017

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for Tigers supporters. One of our best players has been deregistered in the most unflattering circumstances.

Angst, teeth-gnashing, and Machiavellian malarkey: The Wests Tigers story

Angst, teeth-gnashing, and Machiavellian malarkey: The Wests Tigers story

by , 24 Mar 2017

Senior playing groups at footy clubs can be pretty powerful. But it’s never a good idea for them to be too powerful.

The Tigers’ big four are a big flop

The Tigers’ big four are a big flop

by , 24 Mar 2017

After arguably some of the worst few weeks in the club’s history, the Wests Tigers are in need of a new direction and a complete cleanout.

Liam Fulton calls for Tigers board to be sacked

Liam Fulton calls for Tigers board to be sacked

by , 22 Mar 2017

The Wests Tigers board has contributed to the poor on-field performances which cost coach Jason Taylor his job, according to former NRL player Liam Fulton.

Tigers face Storm, as ‘medium-sized four’ take on ‘big three’

Tigers face Storm, as ‘medium-sized four’ take on ‘big three’

by , 22 Mar 2017

The most embarrassing thing about the blood-letting at Wests Tigers has been the description by some people of James Tedesco, Aaron Woods, Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks as the ‘big four’.

With Jason Taylor gone, what’s the future for the Wests Tigers?

With Jason Taylor gone, what’s the future for the Wests Tigers?

by , 22 Mar 2017

Once Aaron Woods told NRL 360 he wouldn’t have any contract talks until the Wests Tigers coaching job was settled, it was the end of the road for Jason Taylor.

“We had no idea”: Woods says player power wasn’t behind Taylor axing

“We had no idea”: Woods says player power wasn’t behind Taylor axing

by , 22 Mar 2017

Influential skipper Aaron Woods says Jason Taylor’s sacking was a “massive shock” to the Wests Tigers and insists player power wasn’t behind the coach’s downfall.

Ivan Cleary keen on Wests Tigers coaching job

Ivan Cleary keen on Wests Tigers coaching job

by , 22 Mar 2017

Ivan Cleary admits he’s interested in coaching the Wests Tigers but is yet to hear from the embattled NRL club.


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