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Angst, teeth-gnashing, and Machiavellian malarkey: The Wests Tigers story

Senior playing groups at footy clubs can be pretty powerful. But it’s never a good idea for them to be too powerful.

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Highlights: Roosters rout Rabbitohs to remain unbeaten

The Sydney Roosters have continued their perfect start to the NRL Season and claimed the Ron Coote Cup with a dominant 14-point win over a hapless South Sydney Rabbitohs outfit at ANZ Stadium.

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Bennett dismisses talk over NRL 18th man

Wayne Bennett has dismissed talk of introducing an 18th man after three NRL clubs were slapped with heavy fines for concussion protocol breaches.

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The NRL’s stance on concussion does my head in

Todd Greenberg, you are freaking kidding, right!?

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Sea Eagles look to make Fortress Brookvale great again

They laid down the first stone, now it’s time to rebuild the fortress.

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It’s official! Taumalolo inks record-breaking deal with Cowboys

Jason Taumalolo has signed a record-breaking ten-year contract to remain at the North Queensland Cowboys, believed to be worth $10 million.

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Liam Fulton calls for Tigers board to be sacked

The Wests Tigers board has contributed to the poor on-field performances which cost coach Jason Taylor his job, according to former NRL player Liam Fulton.

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Roosters have no room for sacked Taylor

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes Jason Taylor still has a future in the NRL – but it won’t be at Bondi Junction.

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Cronulla hooker James Segeyaro has told teammates he is “ready to play” ahead of his first training session with the NRL club on Wednesday.

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Penrith winger Peta Hiku admits he was “furious” after a hit from fellow-Kiwis international Russell Packer left with him a fractured eye-socket during the opening round of the NRL season.

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Tigers face Storm, as ‘medium-sized four’ take on ‘big three’

The most embarrassing thing about the blood-letting at Wests Tigers has been the description by some people of James Tedesco, Aaron Woods, Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks as the ‘big four’.

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The 100 best players in NRL history: 25-11

Behold: the sub-pantheon of champions. How it pains to have Darren Lockyer, Peter Sterling and Brett Kenny outside a top-ten list.

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With Jason Taylor gone, what’s the future for the Wests Tigers?

Once Aaron Woods told NRL 360 he wouldn’t have any contract talks until the Wests Tigers coaching job was settled, it was the end of the road for Jason Taylor.

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“We had no idea”: Woods says player power wasn’t behind Taylor axing

Influential skipper Aaron Woods says Jason Taylor’s sacking was a “massive shock” to the Wests Tigers and insists player power wasn’t behind the coach’s downfall.

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Ivan Cleary keen on Wests Tigers coaching job

Ivan Cleary admits he’s interested in coaching the Wests Tigers but is yet to hear from the embattled NRL club.

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Kieran Foran set to make NRL return

Kieran Foran looks likely to make his NRL return this weekend, having been named on an extended bench for the New Zealand Warriors.

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Tim Simona will be punished by the NRL for betting on matches

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St George Illawarra Dragons player Gareth Widdop

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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor

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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor

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north sydney bears

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Tariq Sims St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2016

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Jarrod Croker NRL Rugby League 2016

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George Burgess. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Robb Cox)

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The Roar of the crowd

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Sydney Roosters have continued their perfect start to the NRL Season and claimed the Ron Coote Cup with a dominant 14-point win over a hapless South Sydney Rabbitohs outfit at ANZ Stadium.

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Preston’s previews: NRL Round 4, 2017

By James Preston, 23 Mar 2017
Preston’s previews: NRL Round 4, 2017

From incorrect calls from the bunker, forward passes deciding the outcome, and players failing to be sent from the field, Round 3 was marred by poor refereeing.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 4

It was another week of lean pickings for The Roar’s NRL expert tipping, but with this being the closest start to a competition since 1973, it’s not hard to see why.

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Taumalolo set to become a $10 million man: Is it worth the risk?

Jason Taumalolo is expected to reject the temptation of a career in the NFL and sign a $10 million contract with the Cowboys – one of the richest deal in the league’s history – which would see him locked up until 2027.

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Inconsistency from refs and the Bunker are ruining the NRL

The weekend’s match between the Penrith Panthers and Sydney Roosters highlighted the issue must hurting the game of rugby league, and consequently turning fans away.

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Five blokes the Tigers need to poach

By Andréa Mandadakis, 21 Mar 2017
Five blokes the Tigers need to poach

The beautiful thing about the NRL’s salary cap is that it means if you’re down in the dumps, you can start again, and it’s time the Tigers had a cleanout.

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Closest start since 1973 as NRL clubs race to find form

Not since 1973 has every team in Australia’s top rugby league comp achieved at least one win by Round 3, a testament to just how close things are going to be over the next 23 rounds.

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2017 NRL season: Round 4 preview

By mastermind5991, 21 Mar 2017 Popular article!
2017 NRL season: Round 4 preview

The continuation of a long-standing rivalry between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters will highlight and kick off Round 4 of the 2017 NRL season.

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Rugby League Week calls full time, leaving an immortal legacy

Rugby league survives on opinions – who’s playing well, who’s not, and why. These are the fuel sources for conversations that burn in lunch rooms, offices and work sites along Australia’s east coast.

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Should the Bunker be allowed to rule on forward passes?

Only a penalty goal separated the Panthers and Roosters with just eight minutes to play, when Luke Keary scooted across the field, linking up with Latrell Mitchell, who found space out wide. Then came that pass.

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Half a century of rugby league: The grounds

By Rhea Bonsey, 20 Mar 2017
Half a century of rugby league: The grounds

In my last article, I talked about the 12 teams which made up the NSWRLFC and their home grounds. As I named the grounds, memories of watching games at them came back.

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The most frustrating team in the NRL

By Andréa Mandadakis, 20 Mar 2017
The most frustrating team in the NRL

Here’s a hot tip: it isn’t the Warriors.

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Tigers have one paw on league’s crown of thorns

Friends, a momentous event is happening before our very eyes. Like a solar eclipse, or the attempted monetisation of a Shane Warne thought bubble, the Crown of Thorns is moving.

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Fans’ faith fading fast in flippant, frustrating Warriors

Winston Churchill once said: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

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Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

By Scott Pryde, 19 Mar 2017
Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

The NRL season is starting to heat up and after three weeks of competition, we are down to just two undefeated teams with the Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters hanging at the top. It was another big weekend of action, with a pair of sin-bins and some upsets headlining proceedings.

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Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The St George Illawarra Dragons have held on for a win after keeping the Cronulla Sharks scoreless in the first half.

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Jordan Rapana Canberra Raiders NRL Finals 2016

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George Burgess. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Robb Cox)

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Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston

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Roosters player Luke Keary

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Newcastle Knights players watch on in dissappointment

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Wests captain Robbie Farah

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Titans rugby league player Ashley Taylor running with ball

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The Warriors' Manu Vatuvei

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Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters makes a run

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