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Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers Coach Tim Sheens
Captain Brett Hodgson
Year entered premiership 2000 (joint venture from Western Suburbs 1908 and Balmain 1908)


Home ground: Leichhardt Oval, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, ANZ Stadium.

Premierships: 1 – 2005

Finishes over the past three years: 2007 – 9th; 2006 – 11th; 2005 – Premiers

Gains: Corey Payne, Mathew Head (Hull), Todd Bridge (Taree), Nick Youngquest (Penrith), Linton Price, Benson Tupou and Noah Fotu (Leeton)

Losses: Jeffrey (Gold Coast), Jason Moodie (retired), Paul Whatuira (Huddersfield), Ben Galea and Daniel Fitzhenry (both Hull), Jarrod Saffy (Dragons)

Money Man: Benji Marshall. One of the game’s most gifted and natural playmakers. The Tigers’ premiership aspirations hinge on him staying on the park and avoiding the shoulder problems that have savaged his past couple of seasons.

One to watch: Chris Lawrence. The teenage sensation is one of the most exciting young talents in the NRL. Fast, strong and versatile and boasts a lethal strike rate, scoring 16 tries in his 18 appearances last season.

Best team: Brett Hodgson, Nick Youngquest, Dean Collis, Chris Lawrence, Taniela Tuiaki, Benji Marshall, John Morris, Todd Payten, Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Danny Galea, Chris Heighington, Liam Fulton. Interchange: Dean Halatau, Bronson Harrison, Bryce Gibbs, Corey Payne.

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Wests Tigers.