West Tigers

Jason Taylor sacked as Tigers coach

Wests Tigers chair Marina Go said the decision was not an easy one for the club to make.

"On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I'd like to thank Jason for his commitment and contribution to the club during his time as head coach," Go said.

"Jason has overseen significant change within the club over the past two seasons and we thank him for his efforts.

"Our position has always been to make sure that the head club's contract is tied to performance and that hasn't changed.

Tedesco's magic play baffles everyone

Tedesco beat 10 players on his late run to the line (if you count a couple of second efforts) and somehow got the ball down with three players still on him. It turned a tense six-point advantage at 20-14 into an unassailable 26-14 scoreline.

Afterwards, the fullback said he wasn't sure what had happened while his coach admitted that even after Tedesco had beaten half the Cowboys team he was still just hoping for a quick play the ball to set up for a field goal.

"I said to Mitch [Moses] I would just be an option outside him," Tedesco recalled after the game.

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.

Canberra blowout Tigers' blessing in disguise

The Tigers headed into their Round 8 clash with the Raiders on the back of five straight losses – albeit fairly tight defeats – and the mood in camp suggested they were still on the right track.

That all changed in the nation's capital as they were trounced 60-6 in a performance that threatened to send their season spiralling out of control. 

According to the playing group, the 54-point hiding did the complete opposite. 

"No loss is needed but when you get a blowout you really take a good look at yourself," Grant said. 

Tedesco treble beats Manly

Tedesco scored two late tries dousing any thought of a Sea Eagles comeback, who are yet to record a victory under new coach Trent Barrett.

Between Tedesco and centre Kevin Naiqama, the duo combined for four tries and three try assists with the latter's passing prowess throughout the game well-received by the Tigers faithful.

The Sea Eagles early 2-0 lead was short lived when in the fifth minute David Nofoaluma's try sent the Leichhardt hill into raptures.

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Wests Tigers name stars for trial

Plenty of new recruits including Tim Grant, Michael Chee Kam, Jack Littlejohn, Rod Griffin, Jordan Rankin and Jesse Parahi will also suit up for their first 13-a-side game in black and gold after many featured at last weekend's Downer Auckland Nines.

Wests Tigers team:

1. Jordan Rankin

2. David Nofoaluma

3. Nathan Milone

4. Michael Chee Kam

5. Josh Addo-Carr

6. Mitchell Moses

7. Luke Brooks

8. Tim Grant

9. Robbie Farah

10. Dallas Graham

11. Josh Aloiai

12. Kyle Lovett

13. Jesse Parahi