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Wests Tigers

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Wests Tigers
Full Name: Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club
Nicknames: Wests,Tigers
Founded: 1999
Ground: Leichhardt Oval / Campbelltown Stadium / Western Sydney Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 / 22,000 / 30,000
City: Sydney
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The Tigers are a team that on their day can be a match for any body but they are also amongst the most unpredictable teams in the whole of the NRL. That always adds a element of excitement to watching the Wests Tigers play as you never quite know what you are going to get!

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Based in the Inner West area of Sydney, the Wests Tigers are both one of the youngest professional Rugby League teams in Australia and one of the teams with the longest history.

That is because the Tigers were only formed in 1999 but there creation came about because of the merger of the Balmain Tigers and the Western Suburbs Magpies.

The Tigers first season in the NRL was the 2000 season and in an opening decade of success and failure there first title came about just 5 years later in 2005 after winning the World 7’s tournament in 2004.

Unusually the Wests Tigers have 3 designated home stadiums; Leichhardt Oval (the home ground of Balmain), Campbelltown Stadium (the home ground of Western Suburbs) and the Western Sydney Stadium where many derbies and bigger games are played.

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The Tigers are both an historic club and a relatively new club thanks to the mergers that took place in the aftermath of the Super League wars but thankfully whilst some of that history has been lost, the club have maintain a large and loyal following of supporters not just from their traditional home regions but from across the city of Sydney.

Location

As you would expect, the club have historical links with the west side of the city of Sydney in the State of New South Wales.

Their traditional home stadiums are located in Leumeah suburb of Sydney, which is around 40 km south-west of the Sydney CBD and Lilyfield, which is around 6km west of the CBD.

Stadium

The club have 2 historic stadiums, one that they have used down the years for big occasions and derby days and a new shared ground.

The clubs 2 traditional home grounds are the Campbelltown Sports Stadium (which was the home of the Western Suburbs Magpies) and the Leichhardt Oval (which was home to the Balmain Tigers).

The club have also taken a number of big games to the Stadium Australia 9former ANZ Stadium and Olympic Stadium) and they now use the impressive Western Sydney Stadium for big derbies.

Nicknames

The club are still known to older fans by former names including Balmain and the Magpies but in the modern era they go by the shortened names of either Wests or the Tigers.

Rivals

In many ways the clubs biggest rivalry ended when the Balmain Tigers and the Western Suburbs Magpies merged but since that time, the club have developed further rivalries with a number of other Sydney based sides with the matches between Wests and the Parramatta Eels always special occasions.

Colours / Playing Kit

As you would likely expect from a club with the nickname of the Tigers, Wests main colour scheme is black, white, and gold although the exact make up of the kits do change.

Sometimes there main kit will be predominantly black with a gold chevron whilst sometimes it will be predominately white with a gold chevron.

History

The club were formed in 1995 via the merger of the Western Suburbs Magpies and the Balmain Tigers with the Magpies and Tigers been established in 1908 as two of the foundation clubs of the New South Wales Rugby Football League (NSWRFL).

During their long history, Balmain won 11 Premiership titles, finished runners up on 9 occasions and won 7 Minor-Premierships, although they did also finish last on 4 occasions.

The Magpies also enjoyed success with 4 Premiership titles, 5 Minor-Premierships and they finished runners up on 8 occasions although they did suffer the indignity of finishing with the wooden spoon on 17 occasions.

It depends on your view point as to whether that back history is also part of the history of the combined merged team of the Wests Tigers, who sadly have not quite managed to live up to their forerunners.

The club took up an offer of $6 million to merge together and gain entry into the 2000 NRL season, with both Balmain and the magpies taking joint ownership of the new venture.

That is why the club are still keeping both grounds going, with 2 clubs also playing in lower level competitions out of those grounds and using the Balmain and Western Suburbs names.

It was a relatively slow start to life in the NRL for Wests, but after developing a number of young stars, including Brett Hodgson and Pat Richards, the club went on to pick up their first title in 2005, when they picked up win against the Cowboys in the final.

Unfortunately, that success left them open to raids and a number of their stars soon left the club, so it was no surprise to see them suffer a big defeat to the Braford Bulls in the clubs only World Club Challenge appearance to date.

As well as departures, the club also suffered injuries to big name players including the likes of Hodgson and Benji Marshall, so it was no real surprise to see them drop back down the table.

Things were not helped by ongoing off of the field issues, which did take sometimes to sort out, especially with the confusing nature of a number of entities owning the club or parts of it.

Since there title run, the club have had periods of bene amongst the most exciting clubs in the competition and they have also been one of the clubs to under-perform the worst, so again, it is no surprise that has led to the club to become an up and down team who tend t be pretty much middle of the road

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