Wests Tigers

Idris right back home at centre

 While Ivan Cleary kept things simple in his first stint as coach against the Cowboys, moving Idris to the right side to partner in-form winger David Nofoaluma provided a right-side attack that had been lacking in recent weeks.

Cleary keeping it simple for Tigers

Ivan Cleary's advice pre-game worked wonders for the embattled side with an upset win in Chris Lawrence's 200th NRL game in the Telstra Premiership.

Thurston injury adds to Cowboys' woes

Regular fullback Lachlan Coote missed the match against Wests Tigers with a calf injury of his own and hooker Jake Granville is out for up to six weeks with a broken leg. Utility Ben Hampton deputised at hooker on Saturday night, but may now be needed in the halves.

Tigers keen to put week behind them

New coach Ivan Cleary is looking forward to seeing his team take the field against the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night, and many expect him to make changes at the club in the coming weeks.  

"In a way it's been good to come up here and get out of Sydney," Cleary said.

Wests Tigers announce Cleary as head coach

Cleary will take on the role of Head Coach until the end of the 2020 NRL season.

Cleary, 46, has coached 252 NRL games at the New Zealand Warriors and Penrith Panthers, plus was Head Coach of the 2015 Prime Minister's XIII team and was named the 2014 Daly M Coach of the Year.

Idris back and ready to make an impact

While most of the focus is on Robbie Farah taking on his former club, forgotten man Idris is set to line up in the centres for the Tigers, when they take on the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.  

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. 

Wests Tigers announce Nines squad

Luke Brooks is set to make his first ever NRL Auckland Nines appearance, with the tournament set to take place on February 4 and 5 at Eden Park.

As well as Brooks, Head Coach Jason Taylor has named experienced forwards Elijah Taylor, Joel Edwards, Ava Seumanufagai and Sauaso Sue to bolster the side.

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.

Tigers must make the most of 2017

There were plenty of positive signs from one of the competition's youngest teams last season, and the time is right for the Tigers' bright stars to step up and take their games to new heights.