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Jacob Liddle finally back after a year out with injury

Jacob Liddle, the heir apparent to Robbie Farah, finally returns to footy this Sunday against the Bulldogs at Bankwest Stadium. Liddle has not played in first grade for more than 12 months while recovering from a serious knee injury. His return couldn’t be better timed with gun hooker Harry Grant on the sidelines with injury… Read more »

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Danger game alert for Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers have won five of their past six games against the New Zealand Warriors, including the last four played between the two sides in Australia. But there’s no doubt Friday’s round 12 clash against the Warriors at the Sydney cricket ground looms as a danger game for Michael Maguire’s team. While they put in… Read more »

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Shawn Blore: a new rugby league star is born

The Wests Tigers may have uncovered a new rugby league star in their gutsy 26-16 defeat to the Eels last night. Shawn Blore, a 19 year old giant forward making his debut in first grade put in an impressive performance. Nobody was more impressed with Blore, picture in action above, than his coach, Michael Maguire…. Read more »

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Brooks benched as coach goes for the axe again

Another defeat followed by another use of the coach’s axe – Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire has dropped a bombshell by benching halfback Luke Brooks for Friday night’s clash with Brisbane Broncos at Leichhardt Oval. After going down 18-10 to South Sydney in round nine, Maguire has made several changes for this week, headlined… Read more »

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Fans back in time for big cats clash

After back to back wins, Wests Tigers will run out to face Penrith this Saturday night with real fans in the stands for the first time since the resumption of the NRL. Relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions mean that around 7,000 fans will be allowed into Bankwest Stadium for the clash between the big cats. Following… Read more »

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Injuries mean more lineup changes

Two weeks ago a frustrated Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire made sweeping changes to his side. Out went Benji Marshall, as well as a number of other big names after a terrible performance in the loss to the Gold Coast Titans. After the team lost the next game to Canberra, Maguire kept the axe busy,… Read more »

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Benji magic will be missing against Cowboys

Their defence was fine, but Wests Tigers could not score points against the Canberra Raiders last Saturday night. Wests Tigers conceded just two tries in the 14-6 loss to Canberra. But their attack was mostly impotent and never really threatened the Raiders line. The obvious solution would have been to bring back the creative genius… Read more »

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Maguire wields selection axe after tough talk

Nobody can accuse Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire of being all talk. After Sunday night’s 28-23 loss to the Gold Coast Titans the premiership winning coach, pictured above, unleashed on the club’s culture of inconsistency. Forty eight hours later he has followed up his spray with some tough selections, including dropping club legend Benji Marshall… Read more »

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Wests Tigers coach happy with second half effort

After a brilliant second half defensive effort in the 28-16 victory against the Sharks last weekend, Wests Tigers head to Queensland full of confidence for the round four clash against the Titans. The game will be played at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, with kick off at 6.30pm. Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire, who admitted he… Read more »

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