Look forward to Benji playing next year

Benji Marshall may be past his best – but he has got to be bargain of the year. He is, without doubt, a superstar of NRL. After he left the Wests Tigers, he has been wasted at the Dragons. We only saw glimpses of what he can actually do. His experience and leadership will be … [Read the full story]

Wests Tigers are having a player shake-up

There are lots of internal goings-on inside the Wests Tigers camp that are sure to cause a ruckus. Heighington – who is still under contract for 2013 – is close to finalising a three-year deal in the Shire to join former Tigers teammates Bryce Gibbs, Andrew Fifita and John Morris as early as November. Beau … [Read the full story]

Is Tom Humble ready for the No1 at the Tigers?

Wests Tigers NRL coach Tim Sheens denies the club’s surprise decision to let Mitch Brown join Canterbury Bulldogs has left them short of fullback options. Tom Humble and Tim Moltzen are the only specialist No.1’s at the Wests Tigers. Humble, who played well after coming on to replace Tedesco, has just six first-grade appearances to … [Read the full story]

Tigers win thrilling 1st round against Sharks

Shane Flanagan could not have been more emphatic about the influence refereeing howlers had on the golden-point loss to the Wests Tigers: “In my books, we should’ve won”. The Sharks coach watched in disbelief with the rest of us as Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall crunched a 35m field goal under intense pressure in extra-time to … [Read the full story]

Benji backs Tedesco for Tigers fullback position

Benji Marshall has backed 19-year-old prodigy James Tedesco to nail down the vacant Wests Tigers fullback position. Tedesco started in the No.1 jersey in the Tigers’ 20-12 trial win over Parramatta, but Tim Sheens has since refused to confirm the youngster will be his starting fullback for the NRL season opener. Former Parramatta utility Tom … [Read the full story]

Eels want Sandow to keep on smashing

Chris Sandow’s shoulder charges used to give former South Sydney coach John Lang sleepless nights, but Parramatta have cleared the newly arrived halfback to continue smashing players twice his size. Parramatta Eels coach Stephen Kearney said the high-risk shoulder charge could at times inspire his teammates, and star fullback Jarryd Hayne quipped he would try … [Read the full story]

Campese named in emerging Blues squad

Terry Campese’s hopes of resurrecting his New South Wales Origin career have received a huge boost, with the Canberra star named in coach Ricky Stuart’s emerging Blues squad. Campese, fellow Raiders playmaker Josh McCrone and feisty Warriors five-eighth James Maloney are the three most intriguing selections among this year’s 23 hopefuls that Stuart believes can … [Read the full story]

League could lose Benji Marshall to Union

Kiwi rugby league captain Benji Marshall and Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper…entirely unpredictable, both capable of turning a game in a split second and both the key to their respective country’s hopes of victory on Sunday. Kangaroos coach Sheens reckons Marshall is guaranteed to become a target for rugby union at the end of his current … [Read the full story]

Gareth Ellis is Wests Tigers Player of the Year

International second-rower Gareth Ellis has today set a benchmark that will be hard to beat after winning the Wests Tigers Player of the Year award for the third consecutive season. Rated as the world’s best second-rower, Ellis played 18 games this season and is the only player to have won the Wests Tigers Player of … [Read the full story]

Aaron Woods called up for 4 Nations

Rookie Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods’s excellent debut NRL season has been rewarded with a call-up to the Australian Four Nations train-on squad. Woods is joined by team-mates Chris Lawrence, Robbie Farah and Keith Galloway after the Wests Tigers season was ended by defeat to the Warriors in last Friday’s semi-final at the Sydney Football … [Read the full story]

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