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Wests Tigers

Wests TigersWith the merging of the Balmain Tigers and the 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, when Benji Marshall and Scott Prince led Wests to a memorable Grand Final victory over the Nth Qld Cowboys.

Wests Tigers Articles

Tact a factor for Taylor at Wests Tigers

by , 30 Sep 2014

Jason Taylor’s ability to involve the powerful Wests Tigers playing group in his plans is a major reason behind his long-awaited return to the NRL coaching ranks. A Western Suburbs junior, Taylor has been waiting desperately for another first-grade appointment since he was sacked as South Sydney coach at the end of 2009 following an […]

Brooks named NRL Rookie of the Year

Brooks named NRL Rookie of the Year

by , 29 Sep 2014

The clouds have cleared on a dismal season for the Wests Tigers, with gun halfback Luke Brooks named Dally M Rookie of the Year on the same day the NRL club announced their new coach. Former playmaking star Jason Taylor has been unveiled as the man to take over the top job at the Tigers […]

Jason Taylor named new Wests Tigers coach

Jason Taylor named new Wests Tigers coach

by , 29 Sep 2014

Jason Taylor has been announced as the new Wests Tigers NRL coach on Monday afternoon. Taylor beat a field including former coach Mick Potter’s assistants David Kidwell and Todd Payten, former St George Illawarra mentor Nathan Brown and ex-Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin. An assistant under Trent Robinson with defending premiers the Sydney Roosters for the […]

Tigers sacked me three months ago: Potter

by , 22 Sep 2014

Axed Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has revealed he felt like a dead man walking during the final three months of his tenure with the NRL joint venture. Potter was told on Wednesday by Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer that his two-year contract at the club would not be renewed, bringing to an end the […]

Mastermind Season review: Wests Tigers

Mastermind Season review: Wests Tigers

by , 19 Sep 2014

Another season has passed and once again the Wests Tigers proved to be a major disappointment, resulting in their coach Mick Potter being sacked this week. Entering season 2014, much of the focus was going to be on whether the club’s impressive crop of rookies could lead them up the ladder after their worst season […]

Potter punted, so who’s the Tigers’ next coach?

Potter punted, so who’s the Tigers’ next coach?

by , 18 Sep 2014

Mick Potter has been shunted from the Tigers. The news comes days after Marina Go, Lucio Di Bartolomeo and Rosemary Sinclair were elected to a new-look Tigers board. Reports indicate Potter was asked to present his case to this crack team of rugby league aficionados, who have determined a fresh start is the only way […]

Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter ousted

by , 17 Sep 2014

Wests Tigers have let go head coach Mick Potter, with the NRL club deciding not to renew his contract for next season. Chief executive Grant Mayer said Potter had been given three opportunities over the past six weeks to present his plans for the Tigers to the board. But they, along with club management, agreed […]

NRL season in review (Part I)

NRL season in review (Part I)

by , 10 Sep 2014

With the NRL regular season over, it’s time to review what went wrong for the eliminated teams. We begin today with the teams that finished 16 through 13 on the ladder. Cronulla Sharks The other shoe finally drops. After 18 months waiting for ASADA to make good on the ‘darkest day in Australian sport’, Sharks […]

The NRL must revamp its jersey policy

The NRL must revamp its jersey policy

by , 10 Sep 2014

While enjoying lunch at Top Ryde shopping centre in Sydney – in the annoying time between the ceremony and the reception at someone’s wedding – brilliant ideas regarding improving NRL game-day experience and community engagement sprung to mind. I came up with a few pearls of wisdom. Here they are. 1. Shopping centres With 5,000 […]

Tigers finish strongly to beat Sharks

by , 7 Sep 2014

Wests Tigers have avoided a club record-equalling losing streak with a 26-10 win over Cronulla to end forgettable seasons for the NRL clubs. On a wet and gloomy afternoon at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday, the Tigers scored 22 unanswered points in the second half to end a six-match losing run – one shy of their […]


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