Tag: Wests Tigers

“Footy overload” to blame for Dragons misery says de Belin

St George Illawarra’s State of Origin forward Jack de Belin admits the Dragons have a “hangover” post-Origin labeling recent months as a “footy overload”.   The Dragons were smashed by last place Parramatta last weekend 40-4 and now face the in-form Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.   “I’ve learnt a lot the past couple of […]

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Dragons don’t know who they are: Soward

Premiership-winning St George Illawarra five-eigth Jamie Soward says the Dragons are not having fun and have forgotten who they are as they continue to slide down the ladder. The Dragons were smashed by cellar dwellers Parramatta at the weekend and now face a resurgent Wests Tigers at Leichhardt. “Really disappointing against the Eels. The Origin […]

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Could this magical Cleary reunion at the Panthers simply be about dollars and cents?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis There are some rugby league sayings that never leave you. “Nobody is bigger than the club” and “never assume” come to mind. Oh how they ring true right now as we watch the bitter dispute unfold between Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers for the ”services” of coach Ivan Cleary. On […]

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Wests Tigers say they won’t be bullied by Phil Gould’s Panthers

Wests Tigers and their CEO Justin Pascoe have come out swinging against the Penrith Panthers strongly denying any chance of Penrith stealing away Wests coach Ivan Cleary. Here is the full transcript of Pascoe’s interview on weststigers.com.au: Q. Justin, it has been a big 24 hours in NRL coaching circles. Can you give us an […]

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Penrith’s all-time power play to keep Nathan Cleary at the Panthers is desperate and ingenious

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis In what looks like one of the most remarkable power plays for a current star in rugby league history – the Penrith Panthers have reportedly offered former coach Ivan Cleary a four-year contract to return to the club that sacked him in 2015. Panthers current halfback is Nathan Cleary and is […]

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Reaction to potential Cleary reunion says plenty about Wests Tigers and their fans

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Wests Tigers went into last Friday night’s game against the battling Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs as hot favourites. They were walking on sunshine after beating top four teams St George Illawarra and South Sydney in respective weeks. What could possibly go wrong? Go wrong? With Wests Tigers? Just the usual. You could see […]

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Nathan can go play under dad at Wests Tigers if he wants to: Phil Gould

Penrith Panthers General Manager Phil Gould has made the startling revelation he has an agreement in place with Panthers star halfback Nathan Cleary that would allow him to leave the club to play under his father – current Wests Tigers Ivan Cleary. Gould has admitted he will not stand in the State of Origin halfback’s […]

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Ghosts of 2005: Farah and Marshall reunion set for round 18 blockbuster against Dragons

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Wests Tigers legend Robbie Farah will make his triumphant club return this Sunday at a packed Leichhardt Oval after two years in the National Rugby League wilderness. We all know the story. Some still support then-coach Jason Taylor’s decision to axe Farah from the first grade side in 2016. Most have […]

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Former Kangaroo says Robbie Farah will make all the difference at Wests Tigers

He may have his venues mixed up but former Kangaroo Corey Parker believes Robbie Farah’s return to Wests Tigers could make the difference after a string of losses. “The Tigers have been down on their performance over the past six weeks compared to the start of the season and Robbie might just be the fix […]

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