Having merged into a single NRL entity in 2000, the Balmain Tigers (the Balmain Ryde-Eastwood Tigers in the later years) and Western Suburbs Magpies continued in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW as separate teams until the conclusion of the 2012 season. The Wests Tigers have made the finals in three of the four seasons since, falling just one game short of the decider in 2016 but losing no fans in their 16 wins.
Sharing their home games between Campbelltown Sports Ground and Leichhardt Oval, the club is truly united as they chase a first Intrust Super Premiership NSW title since the merger. Not only have the Tigers experienced one of the competition's most significant player shake-ups in the lead up to the upcoming season, they will also welcome new coach David Heath, meaning anything is on the cards in 2017.
New coach David Heath runs his eyes over the players who will feature for the Tigers in the 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW
After last year's competition came down to just a single point, the 2017 Intrust Super Premiership shapes up as one of the most intriguing ever
Filling in at various positions in his 14 games, Hunt was named utility in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team Of The Year
In his first year out of Holden Cup, the Melbourne Storm-bound flyer was sensational in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW
Beginning 2016 with a new coach and a host of new players, the Tigers were very impressive in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW