Wests Tigers

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

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 North Queensland Cowboys.

In 2015 the Tigers finished in the NRL season in 15th place, only missing the wooden spoon on points difference.

The turmoil continued in 2016 as off-field drama involving Robbie Farah saw him leave the club and sign with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2017 and 2018 season.

On the field, the Tigers finished 9th, just one point behind the Gold Coast Titans who snuck into the finals after signing Jarryd Hayne.

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Wests Tigers Articles

Simona may have bet on opposition players: reports

Simona may have bet on opposition players: reports

by , 23 Feb 2017

The NRL is investigating Tim Simona’s gambling activities with reports the West Tigers centre was allegedly involved in bets on opposition players.

Wests Tigers in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

Wests Tigers in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

by , 22 Feb 2017

Wests Tigers came within one competition point of making the 2016 NRL finals. The club will be lamenting losses to Melbourne and the Gold Coast by a combined total of two points, both at Leichardt Oval, as games which got away from them.

NRL 2017 season preview: Wests Tigers

NRL 2017 season preview: Wests Tigers

by , 20 Feb 2017

It only took over a whole chuffing season but it is finally over. Finally, we can watch a Wests Tigers game without the announcers mentioning the Farah and Taylor feud eight million times.

NRL to deregister Simona for alleged gambling breaches

NRL to deregister Simona for alleged gambling breaches

by , 17 Feb 2017

The NRL has issued a notice of intent to cancel the registration of Wests Tigers player Tim Simona.

Low-fat Idris heads a dozen NRL signings to follow

Low-fat Idris heads a dozen NRL signings to follow

by , 15 Feb 2017

After seeing Jamal Idris in the flesh at the Wests Tigers media call on Monday, I’m enthusiastic about his chances of making a successful comeback to the game.

Wests Tigers rookie worth over $1 million

by , 29 Jan 2017

Moses Suli hasn’t finished an under-20s match for the club, but the young Wests Tigers centre is believed to have signed the most lucrative NRL deal for a player yet to appear in first grade.

Wests Tigers forward Kyle Lovett charged with drug possession

Wests Tigers forward Kyle Lovett charged with drug possession

by , 21 Jan 2017

Wests Tigers second-rower Kyle Lovett has been charged with drug possession by the NSW police, according to a statement released by the club.

Tigers raise the bar with ‘Unfiltered’ interview series

Tigers raise the bar with ‘Unfiltered’ interview series

by , 21 Jan 2017

Over the off-season, the Wests Tigers have raised the bar in terms of producing original online content, with their ‘Unfiltered’ series. But the best interview thus far was released in in the past day or two, focussing on fullback James Tedesco.

Forget the ‘big four’, the Tigers need to retain the ‘big two’

Forget the ‘big four’, the Tigers need to retain the ‘big two’

by , 6 Dec 2016

As speculation continues to mount around James Tedesco’s possible move to the Roosters, there have been various opinion pieces on the Tigers’ ‘big four’.

Self-belief will drive young Tigers to a finals spot

Self-belief will drive young Tigers to a finals spot

by , 29 Nov 2016

Since their 2011 semi-final loss to the New Zealand Warriors, the Wests Tigers have not played in finals football. They have only played in two finals series since their fairytale premiership in 2005.


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