Tag: Ivan Cleary

Gould had hesitations about offering Nathan Cleary such a long contract extension

Penrith Panthers General Manager Phil Gould says he had hesitations about offering young halfback Nathan Cleary a lengthy five-year upgrade on his contract. The GM however believes the little halfback is a marquee player and a longer contract was an investment in a player that has been at Penrith since age 14. Speaking on the […]

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Cleary calls on Wests Tigers fans to get to Campbelltown for Hayne clash

Wests Tigers Coach Ivan Cleary has called on fans to get to Campbelltown Stadium on Friday night for their clash with Minto junior Jarryd Hayne’s Gold Coast Titans. Cleary believes Wests Tigers aren’t far away from a victory. “Preparations have been very good this week,” Cleary told the club’s website. “Last week was really disappointing […]

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Woods and Tedesco’s parting gift every Wests Tigers fan deserves as team faces wooden spoon

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Wests Tigers are facing the very real possibility of being dead last on the National Rugby League table if they lose to the defending premiers Cronulla-Sutherland at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday night. The Newcastle Knights currently sit 16th but will receive two competition points this weekend due to the […]

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Wests Tigers “focused” for Broncos after listless performance against Rabbitohs

Wests Tigers Coach Ivan Cleary says his players are focused for Friday Night Football at Suncorp Stadium against the Brisbane Broncos despite a dire showing against South Sydney last weekend. Cleary’s team was listless against the Rabbitohs and face an almighty challenge tackling the Broncos in Brisbane. “It’s been a good week. These guys are […]

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Toughest job yet awaits Cleary as he begins life as Wests Tigers coach

BY CURTIS WOODWARD New Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary says the embattled club has “potential” and can’t wait to begin improving the 1-4 club. Cleary is no stranger to rebuilding teams after previously working at the New Zealand Warriors and Penrith Panthers. The Warriors reached the 2011 grand final under his guidance while he had […]

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