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The Wests Tigers are an Australian rugby league football club reigning from Sydney's mid-western suburbs. They have competed in the National Rugby League since they were formed at the end of the 1999 season as a joint-venture club between the Balmain Tigers and the Western Suburbs Magpies.

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Ronnie Palmer finally comes home to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Ronnie Palmer, the game's most recognised trainer, is finally coming home.

More than four decades after playing for Balmain, Palmer is the latest new face at the Wests Tigers.

Veteran trainer Ronnie Palmer, pictured on Origin duty with NSW in 2015, is back at the Tigers. Veteran trainer Ronnie Palmer, pictured on Origin duty with NSW in 2015, is back at the Tigers. Photo: Brendan Esposito

The Tigers have been the most active club in the player market, with signings including Josh Reynolds, Russell Packer, Ben Matulino, Chris McQueen, Robbie Rochow, Corey Thompson, Mahe Fonua, Taane Milne and Benji Marshall.

However, their coaching staff will also have a fresh look with the addition of favourite son Brett Hodgson, while Palmer and former Broncos staffer Steve Hooper – currently in camp with the Kangaroos – head up the high-performance unit.

Palmer was head trainer at the Roosters for 24 years and more recently worked at Penrith and Parramatta. But the chance to return to the...


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Read more: Ronnie Palmer finally comes home to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Ronnie Palmer finally comes home to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Ronnie Palmer, the game's most recognised trainer, is finally coming home.

More than four decades after playing for Balmain, Palmer is the latest new face at the Wests Tigers.

Veteran trainer Ronnie Palmer, pictured on Origin duty with NSW in 2015, is back at the Tigers. Veteran trainer Ronnie Palmer, pictured on Origin duty with NSW in 2015, is back at the Tigers. Photo: Brendan Esposito

The Tigers have been the most active club in the player market, with signings including Josh Reynolds, Russell Packer, Ben Matulino, Chris McQueen, Robbie Rochow, Corey Thompson, Mahe Fonua, Taane Milne and Benji Marshall.

However, their coaching staff will also have a fresh look with the addition of favourite son Brett Hodgson, while Palmer and former Broncos staffer Steve Hooper – currently in camp with the Kangaroos – head up the high-performance unit.

Palmer was head trainer at the Roosters for 24 years and more recently worked at Penrith and Parramatta. But the chance to return to the...


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Read more: Ronnie Palmer finally comes home to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL 2018: Wests Tigers looking to reclaim Campbelltown - The Sydney Morning Herald

The second biggest cheer came when the "Sloth" paid for "Gerry the Magpie's" lunch.

Bruce "Sloth" Gibbs, the former Wests prop, is not universally known for his love-thy-neighbour demeanour, but the 60 ex-players at his old club's annual lunch in Chinatown were moved when he paid $80 each for Gerry and his driver.

Cut from a different Sloth: Manly's Max Krilich gives Bruce Gibbs a gobful as the Wests prop is sent off at Brookvale ... Cut from a different Sloth: Manly's Max Krilich gives Bruce Gibbs a gobful as the Wests prop is sent off at Brookvale Oval in 1980. Photo: Robert Pearce

Despite being blind since birth, Gerry has terrorised a flock of Magpie coaches who thought they were perched safely on another telephone line when he called post-match to protest about selections and tactics.

While Gerry sipped contentedly on a beer in the Chinese restaurant, surrounded by ancient, familiar voices, the Sloth was more disposed, charitably, to Gerry's driver.

"Poor bastard has to drive," he explained....


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Read more: NRL 2018: Wests Tigers looking to reclaim Campbelltown - The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL 2018: Wests Tigers looking to reclaim Campbelltown - The Sydney Morning Herald

The second biggest cheer came when the "Sloth" paid for "Gerry the Magpie's" lunch.

Bruce "Sloth" Gibbs, the former Wests prop, is not universally known for his love-thy-neighbour demeanour, but the 60 ex-players at his old club's annual lunch in Chinatown were moved when he paid $80 each for Gerry and his driver.

Cut from a different Sloth: Manly's Max Krilich gives Bruce Gibbs a gobful as the Wests prop is sent off at Brookvale ... Cut from a different Sloth: Manly's Max Krilich gives Bruce Gibbs a gobful as the Wests prop is sent off at Brookvale Oval in 1980. Photo: Robert Pearce

Despite being blind since birth, Gerry has terrorised a flock of Magpie coaches who thought they were perched safely on another telephone line when he called post-match to protest about selections and tactics.

While Gerry sipped contentedly on a beer in the Chinese restaurant, surrounded by ancient, familiar voices, the Sloth was more disposed, charitably, to Gerry's driver.

"Poor bastard has to drive," he explained....


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Read more: NRL 2018: Wests Tigers looking to reclaim Campbelltown - The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL 2018: Wests Tigers looking to reclaim Campbelltown - The Sydney Morning Herald

The second biggest cheer came when the "Sloth" paid for "Gerry the Magpie's" lunch.

Bruce "Sloth" Gibbs, the former Wests prop, is not universally known for his love-thy-neighbour demeanour, but the 60 ex-players at his old club's annual lunch in Chinatown were moved when he paid $80 each for Gerry and his driver.

Cut from a different Sloth: Manly's Max Krilich gives Bruce Gibbs a gobful as the Wests prop is sent off at Brookvale ... Cut from a different Sloth: Manly's Max Krilich gives Bruce Gibbs a gobful as the Wests prop is sent off at Brookvale Oval in 1980. Photo: Robert Pearce

Despite being blind since birth, Gerry has terrorised a flock of Magpie coaches who thought they were perched safely on another telephone line when he called post-match to protest about selections and tactics.

While Gerry sipped contentedly on a beer in the Chinese restaurant, surrounded by ancient, familiar voices, the Sloth was more disposed, charitably, to Gerry's driver.

"Poor bastard has to drive," he explained....


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Read more: NRL 2018: Wests Tigers looking to reclaim Campbelltown - The Sydney Morning Herald

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe excited to bring home game to Tamworth - The Northern Daily Leader

Wests Tigers CEO excited to bring home game to Tamworth | Video

  • EXCITED: Justin Pascoe, pictured at Scully Park, is looking forward to bringing an NRL game to Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

    EXCITED: Justin Pascoe, pictured at Scully Park, is looking forward to bringing an NRL game to Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

  • Rod Laing and Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

    Rod Laing and Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

  • Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

    Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

  • Rod Laing at the announcement on Thursday.

    Rod Laing at the announcement on Thursday.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe may not have grown up in the bush but regional areas hold a special place in his heart.

At 18, Pascoe moved from the city to Whorouly – a small town in northeast Victoria – where he played in the Ovens and King AFL competition.

He eventually found himself in Myrtleford – another small Victorian town – where he met wife Jo.

Further down the track, Pascoe played a part in creating a partnership between the Penrith Panthers and Bathurst and now he’s doing the same with the Tigers and Tamworth.

So,...


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Read more: Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe excited to bring home game to Tamworth - The Northern Daily Leader

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe excited to bring home game to Tamworth - The Northern Daily Leader

Wests Tigers CEO excited to bring home game to Tamworth | Video

  • EXCITED: Justin Pascoe, pictured at Scully Park, is looking forward to bringing an NRL game to Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

    EXCITED: Justin Pascoe, pictured at Scully Park, is looking forward to bringing an NRL game to Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

  • Rod Laing and Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

    Rod Laing and Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

  • Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

    Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

  • Rod Laing at the announcement on Thursday.

    Rod Laing at the announcement on Thursday.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe may not have grown up in the bush but regional areas hold a special place in his heart.

At 18, Pascoe moved from the city to Whorouly – a small town in northeast Victoria – where he played in the Ovens and King AFL competition.

He eventually found himself in Myrtleford – another small Victorian town – where he met wife Jo.

Further down the track, Pascoe played a part in creating a partnership between the Penrith Panthers and Bathurst and now he’s doing the same with the Tigers and Tamworth.

So,...


Read full article on NRL GN WestTigers


Read more: Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe excited to bring home game to Tamworth - The Northern Daily Leader

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe excited to bring home game to Tamworth - The Northern Daily Leader

Wests Tigers CEO excited to bring home game to Tamworth | Video

  • EXCITED: Justin Pascoe, pictured at Scully Park, is looking forward to bringing an NRL game to Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

    EXCITED: Justin Pascoe, pictured at Scully Park, is looking forward to bringing an NRL game to Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner

  • Rod Laing and Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

    Rod Laing and Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

  • Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

    Justin Pascoe at the announcement on Thursday.

  • Rod Laing at the announcement on Thursday.

    Rod Laing at the announcement on Thursday.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe may not have grown up in the bush but regional areas hold a special place in his heart.

At 18, Pascoe moved from the city to Whorouly – a small town in northeast Victoria – where he played in the Ovens and King AFL competition.

He eventually found himself in Myrtleford – another small Victorian town – where he met wife Jo.

Further down the track, Pascoe played a part in creating a partnership between the Penrith Panthers and Bathurst and now he’s doing the same with the Tigers and Tamworth.

So,...


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Read more: Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe excited to bring home game to Tamworth - The Northern Daily Leader

No w**kers and Josh Reynolds' Wests Tigers NRL captaincy wish - Fox Sports

AFTER a speech from Michael Ennis, Josh Reynolds was ready to kill for his skipper.

At 28 and a new club, the five-eighth hopes to have that same impact on his new teammates.

With Aaron Woods off to Canterbury, the Wests Tigers are without a captain for next season.

Reynolds may be a new face at the club but admits if the coach asked him to do the job, he’d happily lead the Tigers.

He believes he has all the right attributes to make a good skipper and said it’s partly the motivation former Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis would fuel him with which has him eager to lead.


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Read more: No w**kers and Josh Reynolds' Wests Tigers NRL captaincy wish - Fox Sports

No w**kers and Josh Reynolds' Wests Tigers NRL captaincy wish - Fox Sports

AFTER a speech from Michael Ennis, Josh Reynolds was ready to kill for his skipper.

At 28 and a new club, the five-eighth hopes to have that same impact on his new teammates.

With Aaron Woods off to Canterbury, the Wests Tigers are without a captain for next season.

Reynolds may be a new face at the club but admits if the coach asked him to do the job, he’d happily lead the Tigers.

He believes he has all the right attributes to make a good skipper and said it’s partly the motivation former Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis would fuel him with which has him eager to lead.


Read full article on NRL GN WestTigers


Read more: No w**kers and Josh Reynolds' Wests Tigers NRL captaincy wish - Fox Sports

No w**kers and Josh Reynolds' Wests Tigers NRL captaincy wish - Fox Sports

AFTER a speech from Michael Ennis, Josh Reynolds was ready to kill for his skipper.

At 28 and a new club, the five-eighth hopes to have that same impact on his new teammates.

With Aaron Woods off to Canterbury, the Wests Tigers are without a captain for next season.

Reynolds may be a new face at the club but admits if the coach asked him to do the job, he’d happily lead the Tigers.

He believes he has all the right attributes to make a good skipper and said it’s partly the motivation former Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis would fuel him with which has him eager to lead.


Read full article on NRL GN WestTigers


Read more: No w**kers and Josh Reynolds' Wests Tigers NRL captaincy wish - Fox Sports

David Nofoaluma hernia injury, NRL Wests Tigers 2018, position ... - Fox Sports

GETTING out of bed was a battle.

He was busted and at times unable to sit up. Yet every week he would take a coupe of pain pills and put his body on the line for his team.

Playing busted isn’t anything new in the NRL.

They all do it but David Nofoaluma took it to another level last season.

Suffering from ‘sportsman hernias’, Nofoaluma played most of the season with half his upper body strength, a slither of his leg power and with limited movement.


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Read more: David Nofoaluma hernia injury, NRL Wests Tigers 2018, position ... - Fox Sports

David Nofoaluma hernia injury, NRL Wests Tigers 2018, position ... - Fox Sports

GETTING out of bed was a battle.

He was busted and at times unable to sit up. Yet every week he would take a coupe of pain pills and put his body on the line for his team.

Playing busted isn’t anything new in the NRL.

They all do it but David Nofoaluma took it to another level last season.

Suffering from ‘sportsman hernias’, Nofoaluma played most of the season with half his upper body strength, a slither of his leg power and with limited movement.


Read full article on NRL GN WestTigers


Read more: David Nofoaluma hernia injury, NRL Wests Tigers 2018, position ... - Fox Sports

David Nofoaluma hernia injury, NRL Wests Tigers 2018, position ... - Fox Sports

GETTING out of bed was a battle.

He was busted and at times unable to sit up. Yet every week he would take a coupe of pain pills and put his body on the line for his team.

Playing busted isn’t anything new in the NRL.

They all do it but David Nofoaluma took it to another level last season.

Suffering from ‘sportsman hernias’, Nofoaluma played most of the season with half his upper body strength, a slither of his leg power and with limited movement.


Read full article on NRL GN WestTigers


Read more: David Nofoaluma hernia injury, NRL Wests Tigers 2018, position ... - Fox Sports

Russell Packer emerges as shock captaincy candidate at Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary has revealed Russell Packer is a shock captaincy candidate as the joint-venture outfit prepares to officially welcome some of its high-profile recruits.

Marquee signings Josh Reynolds, Ben Matulino and Chris McQueen will report to Concord Oval for the first time on Thursday for their opening day of pre-season. The trio are among the captaincy candidates to replace Belmore-bound Aaron Woods alongside a host of senior players including Elijah Taylor and Chris Lawrence.

Captaincy candidate: Wests Tigers recruit Russell Packer. Captaincy candidate: Wests Tigers recruit Russell Packer. Photo: Adam McLean

Cleary revealed Packer will also be in contention for the role when he joins the squad after fulfilling his World Cup commitments with the Kiwis.

"I've known Russell for a long time and he has leadership qualities as well," Cleary told Fairfax Media. "He's not shy about coming forward and having an opinion. He's...


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Read more: Russell Packer emerges as shock captaincy candidate at Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Russell Packer emerges as shock captaincy candidate at Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary has revealed Russell Packer is a shock captaincy candidate as the joint-venture outfit prepares to officially welcome some of its high-profile recruits.

Marquee signings Josh Reynolds, Ben Matulino and Chris McQueen will report to Concord Oval for the first time on Thursday for their opening day of pre-season. The trio are among the captaincy candidates to replace Belmore-bound Aaron Woods alongside a host of senior players including Elijah Taylor and Chris Lawrence.

Captaincy candidate: Wests Tigers recruit Russell Packer. Captaincy candidate: Wests Tigers recruit Russell Packer. Photo: Adam McLean

Cleary revealed Packer will also be in contention for the role when he joins the squad after fulfilling his World Cup commitments with the Kiwis.

"I've known Russell for a long time and he has leadership qualities as well," Cleary told Fairfax Media. "He's not shy about coming forward and having an opinion. He's...


Read full article on NRL GN WestTigers


Read more: Russell Packer emerges as shock captaincy candidate at Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Russell Packer emerges as shock captaincy candidate at Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary has revealed Russell Packer is a shock captaincy candidate as the joint-venture outfit prepares to officially welcome some of its high-profile recruits.

Marquee signings Josh Reynolds, Ben Matulino and Chris McQueen will report to Concord Oval for the first time on Thursday for their opening day of pre-season. The trio are among the captaincy candidates to replace Belmore-bound Aaron Woods alongside a host of senior players including Elijah Taylor and Chris Lawrence.

Captaincy candidate: Wests Tigers recruit Russell Packer. Captaincy candidate: Wests Tigers recruit Russell Packer. Photo: Adam McLean

Cleary revealed Packer will also be in contention for the role when he joins the squad after fulfilling his World Cup commitments with the Kiwis.

"I've known Russell for a long time and he has leadership qualities as well," Cleary told Fairfax Media. "He's not shy about coming forward and having an opinion. He's...


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Read more: Russell Packer emerges as shock captaincy candidate at Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Josh Reynolds to bring 'family club' values to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

He may have left the "family club", but Josh Reynolds wants to bring those same values to Wests Tigers.

Reynolds, the highest-profile of the joint-venture outfit's recruits, reported for training for the first time during the week. The former NSW five-eighth admitted it was "a little bit weird" donning the black, white and gold after being a Bulldog for so long, but is embracing the challenge of taking his game to another level.

Looking to the future: Josh Reynolds wants to help change the Tigers' culture. Looking to the future: Josh Reynolds wants to help change the Tigers' culture. Photo: Brook Mitchell

One of Belmore's favourite sons, Reynolds is renowned for his ability to bring his teammates together. So much so that James Graham, in an attempt to keep him at Canterbury, offered to sacrifice the pay rise he was entitled to – believed to be a six-figure amount under the new collective bargaining agreement – to retain Reynolds.

The man credited with being...


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Read more: Josh Reynolds to bring 'family club' values to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Josh Reynolds to bring 'family club' values to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

He may have left the "family club", but Josh Reynolds wants to bring those same values to Wests Tigers.

Reynolds, the highest-profile of the joint-venture outfit's recruits, reported for training for the first time during the week. The former NSW five-eighth admitted it was "a little bit weird" donning the black, white and gold after being a Bulldog for so long, but is embracing the challenge of taking his game to another level.

Looking to the future: Josh Reynolds wants to help change the Tigers' culture. Looking to the future: Josh Reynolds wants to help change the Tigers' culture. Photo: Brook Mitchell

One of Belmore's favourite sons, Reynolds is renowned for his ability to bring his teammates together. So much so that James Graham, in an attempt to keep him at Canterbury, offered to sacrifice the pay rise he was entitled to – believed to be a six-figure amount under the new collective bargaining agreement – to retain Reynolds.

The man credited with being...


Read full article on NRL GN WestTigers


Read more: Josh Reynolds to bring 'family club' values to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Josh Reynolds to bring 'family club' values to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald

He may have left the "family club", but Josh Reynolds wants to bring those same values to Wests Tigers.

Reynolds, the highest-profile of the joint-venture outfit's recruits, reported for training for the first time during the week. The former NSW five-eighth admitted it was "a little bit weird" donning the black, white and gold after being a Bulldog for so long, but is embracing the challenge of taking his game to another level.

Looking to the future: Josh Reynolds wants to help change the Tigers' culture. Looking to the future: Josh Reynolds wants to help change the Tigers' culture. Photo: Brook Mitchell

One of Belmore's favourite sons, Reynolds is renowned for his ability to bring his teammates together. So much so that James Graham, in an attempt to keep him at Canterbury, offered to sacrifice the pay rise he was entitled to – believed to be a six-figure amount under the new collective bargaining agreement – to retain Reynolds.

The man credited with being...


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Read more: Josh Reynolds to bring 'family club' values to Wests Tigers - The Sydney Morning Herald



 

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