Jason Taylor

Warriors back Webster to succeed

Webster served as the right-hand man to former Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden for both the 2015 and 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership campaigns, before heading back to the Tigers where he had spent several seasons previously with the club's Holden Cup side.

But despite the difficult circumstances surrounding his promotion at the expense of Jason Taylor this week, veteran Warrior Simon Mannering said he fully expected Webster to prove a success.

"I am stoked for Andrew, I learnt a lot from him in his time here at the club," Mannering said.

Taylor pleased with final trial hit-out

While the Cowboys got the result courtesy of a late sideline conversion from Johnathan Thurston, the Tigers controlled most of the game despite missing several key players.

Taylor said his side would take plenty of positives away after competing well with the full-strength Cowboys team. 

Tigers can re-sign all four stars: Taylor

Captain Aaron Woods, together with fullback James Tedesco and halves Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks are set to become free agents when their deals expire at the end of the 2017 season.

Wests Tigers confirm 2017 coaching structure

With David Kidwell taking the head coaching job for the New Zealand national team, Taylor will be joined by Andrew Webster, Paul Stringer and Craig Sandercock next season.

Webster re-joins the club after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at the New Zealand Warriors.

Stringer steps up from the NSW Cup team while Sandercock continues his role from last season.

Praise for Tigers' 80-minute effort

Playing a Broncos team who were without six players on Origin duty, the Tigers were also minus Robbie Farah, Aaron Woods and James Tedesco but dominated the vast majority of the contest before finally squeaking away with a 19-18 win courtesy of a Mitchell Moses field goal five minutes from full-time.

Having been on the ropes for most of the second half the Broncos almost landed a knockout blow when they threw some late haymakers but young Tigers halves Luke Brooks and Moses showed just enough composure to steer their side home.