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

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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