The Wests Tigers have finally been back in action at the 2020 NRL Nines tournament and there are trial matches just around the corner too!
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast, we discuss the performance of the team in Perth and look at just how important, or unimportant the 9s tournament really is.
Eddie and Joel also look at Matt Eisenhuth and try to answer the question - where does he fit into the team in 2020? Discussion about Matt came up on our radar after there was an Instagram post that seemed to allude to him moving on from the club, potentially to rugby union.
We also look at the signing of Adam Doueihi and the clearing Josh Reynolds by the NRL to play in Round One.
Also on the agenda is the possible makeup of the team for Round One, the frustrations around the proposed trade deal with Melbourne Storm and Eddie's slight frustration with CEO Justin Pascoe.
And a reminder to join our 2020 NRL Tipping Competition too!
All that on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast.
The 2020 NRL season is just around the corner and things are looking up at the Wests Tigers.
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast we discuss the proposed move that will see the Wests Tigers loan centre/winger Paul Momirovski to the Melbourne Storm, in return the Tigers would get the services of young Storm hooker Harry Grant for the coming season.
We also look at the recent signing of Joey Leilua and look at whether it wasn't such a bad thing that we didn't get Latrell Mitchell.
And we name our potential round one NRL Wests Tigers team too.
Don't miss this edition, our first for 2020, of the Wests Tigers Podcast!
Will he? Won't he? We have the latest on the Latrell Mitchell contract saga on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast.
Joel and Eddie also play a game of Buy, Hold or Sell on issues such as the new NRL rules for 2020, the future of Russell Packer and whether Michael Maguire will again hand the Wests Tigers captaincy to Moses Mbye in the new season.
There's also discussion around the new Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence and the Brydens Podcast hosted by new Chairman, Lee Hagipantelis.
And we go down memory lane with a look back at some of the Wests Tigers players that made only a small contribution to the club - literally playing five or fewer games.
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The Wests Tigers 2020 NRL campaign has commenced with a host of players returning for pre-season training.
Will the boys who are already on the training paddock soon be welcoming Roosters superstar Latrell Mitchell to the fold?
We discuss the latest on the Latrell saga on this edition of the podcast.
Download or hit play for a look at the likely signing of Luciano Leilua from the Dragons, and the recent re-signing of several young up and coming Wests Tigers players in recent times including Alex Twal, Luke Garner and Tommy Talau.
And on the agenda this week is a look at the recent announcement that Lee Hagipantelis, boss of Brydens Lawyers, the Wests Tigers major sponsor, as the club's new Chairman.
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All that and more on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast with Eddie Otto and Joel Helmes...
Summer is coming and the Wests Tigers 2020 squad will soon be back into training, but who will be in that squad? That's one question we try to answer on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast.
We've had some confirmed Wests Tigers news confirmed recently, but not a lot has been going on - Chris Lawrence and Benji Marshall have both re-signed for another season and the club has again made a small profit off the field.
But what of these rumours of guys like Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Matt Moylan, Zac Lomax and Kurt Capewell? Joel and Eddie discuss these rumours and the possiblity that they could be Tigers-bound.
We also take a look at the just released 2020 NRL draw and how the Tigers fared in that.
Download this edition of the podcast for a look back at the 2019 season, including our player scores for each 2019 Wests Tigers first grade player, and we name our best and worst games of the season too.
And we get again into a discussion around the management of the Wests Tigers and the areas that we think could be improved.
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The Wests Tigers Podcast has been on Spring break but we're bigger and better than ever.
In the past few weeks there's been a lot of talk about the Wests Tigers in the media, however not a lot of really concrete conclusions have been recognized.
Enter Justin Pascoe and Michael Maguire giving their side of things on a Q and A hosted on the Wests Tigers website.
We go through the different questions and responses that the Wests Tigers coach and CEO gave on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast, including:
The Ryan Matterson Saga
The current situation regarding the Wests Tigers salary cap
The expectation of there being significant NRL player movement in the off-season
The establishment of a Wests Tigers Macarthur region academy
Practice makes perfect - Mimorovski and Masters putting in hard work on goal kicking
We also look at the overall position of the club, the leadership, attitude and confidence that often (or maybe not often enough?) comes across to the outside world.
We talk Campbelltown, developments around the Wests Ashfield and soon to arrive new Wests Tigers Leagues Club(s) and the new Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence too.
Once again we try to answer the question - where are the Wests Tigers going both on and off the field?
Don't miss this bumper edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast with Eddie Otto and Joel Helmes...
Well, it wasn't the end to the season we wanted, the Wests Tigers going out of NRL finals contention with a heavy loss to the Sharks at a packed Leichhardt Oval.
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast we look back at the game, where it was won and lost and the bizarre pre-game happenings with Corey Thompson being ruled out and Robbie Farah in.
We also look at the latest Wests Tigers signing news including talk that the club is set to go all out to secure local junior Ryan Papenhuyzen.
There also could be a Super League move on the cards for a couple of current Wests Tigers players too.
And we finish up with a spirited debate about the recent naming of Beau Ryan as a Wests Tigers Life Member.
It's the start of the off season here at the Wests Tigers Podcast!
The Wests Tigers will play the Cronulla Sharks this weekend at Leichhardt Oval and the math is pretty simple - win and you play semi-final football.
On this week's edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast we look back at the tremendous win over the Dragons at the SCG on Sunday.
Eddie and Joel look at who were the Tigers best players and which players continue to show strong improvement in 2019 under coach Michael Maguire.
Contract news - should we re-sign Chris Lawrence? Have we missed out on Jessie Ramien? And is Esan Masters really on the lookout for a new opportunity elsewhere?
Then we get onto the big game - possibly the biggest match this decade for the Wests Tigers and give our opinions on whether Robbie Farah should line up for the Tigers.
It's going to be a huge weekend and we have everything crossed the Wests Tigers season stays alive!
The Wests Tigers are still alive in 2019 with the team a chance of making a seemingly unlikely appearance in the finals.
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast we look back at the match against the Newcastle Knights and concentrate on some of the really strong individual performances seen in the match by the Tigers.
We have an update on 2020 Wests Tigers recruitment, including rumours Michael Maguire has been dining with a potential target.
We try to answer the question - "is there a place for Chris Lawrence at Wests Tigers in 2020?" and look at the latest developments in the proposed merger between Wests Ashfield and the Balmain Leagues Club.
And check out this edition of the podcast with Joel and Eddie naming their individual Wests Tigers Team of the Decade.
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The Wests Tigers caravan rolls on with injuries starting to take their toll on what was already an arguably quite weak roster.
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast Eddie and Joel discuss the Jacob Liddle knee injury and the somewhat frustrating loss to Manly at Brookvale.
Then the attention turns to recruitment with the Tigers linked to some promising outside backs in recent times, including Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott.
The boys also talk about some of the young players in the squad such as Tommy Talau and the recruitment of Queensland rookies Jake Simpkin and Reece Hoffman.
There is also discussion around Barry O'Farrell and whether he has been a good choice as Wests Tigers Chairman and look at news that the Wests Tigers have just signed up their 20,000th member.
Don't miss this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast!