With 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.
Full 2017 NRL draw can be found here.
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