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Hopes boosted as Wests Tigers stars return from injuries

Fullback Daine Laurie is back for Indigenous Round. With a stack of players returning from injuries, Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire has been forced to make a lot of changes for this week’s game against South Sydney. Following the 36-22 victory over the Bulldogs last Friday, which suddenly has the side just two wins out… Read more »


Houston, we have a problem if 36-22 loss is as good as it gets

Most observers agreed that the Wests Tigers played pretty well last Saturday afternoon in going down 36-22 to Manly at Brookvale. A couple of critical errors led to tries for the home side, and one or two 50-50 refereeing decisions went against the joint venture. But overall, the team’s performance was judged to be reasonably… Read more »


Three debutants for Wests Tigers season opener

New Wests Tigers signings Oliver Gildart and Jackson Hastings have been named in the run on side for round one against Storm on Saturday night. The English centre will become player number #250 for the joint venture club, with Hastings #251. Hastings will partners Luke Brooks in the halves. A third debutant, Tyrone Peachey, will… Read more »


Wests Tigers lock in Stefano Utoikamanu for two more years

In 2021, young prop forward Stefano Utoikamanu was one of the bright spots in another season to forget for Wests Tigers and their fans. It’s good to see the club has recognised that and move quickly to lock in the big fellow for another couple seasons more than his current contract. Earlier today, Wests Tigers… Read more »


Young gun poised to add depth to Wests Tigers backline in 2022

Wests Tigers’ newest signing Starford To’a scored a try in his NRL debut in 2019 just a few weeks after turning 19. The outside back, who’s now 21, played 20 first grade matches for the Newcastle Knights and scored 11 tries. Wests Tigers are hoping that he can do the same for them and more… Read more »


Papali’I signing signal Wests Tigers are fed up with failure?

Photo: Fox Sports Rugby league pundits are probably now wondering if the signing of Isaiah Papali’i means Wests Tigers are finally serious about becoming a contender in the NRL after a decade of failure. The 23-year-old Papali’I, who is contracted with the Parramatta Eels for the 2022 season, has signed a three-year contract that will see… Read more »


Wests Tigers: time for fair dinkum, long term plan

It would be so easy to take a cheap shot at the coach and the players after the Wests Tigers copped a humiliating 38-0 flogging at the hands of the 2021 NRL wooden spooners, Canterbury Bulldogs. Just as it would be easy to point out the club has failed to reach the finals a record… Read more »

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