Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Tigers on Prowl

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Tigers on Prowl

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Byline: CHARLIE PAYNE charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: Wests Tigers rugby league club will go back to the future this Saturday in what supporters hope will truly be a season to remember.

The club is 50 years old this year, and will dress its players in commemorative jerseys from its original playing gear in 1961 during a Super Saturday against Sarina Crocodiles.

But a more important date than the club's establishment for many supporters is 1982 a the last year the Tigers won a premiership a and such is the form of the side that this just might be the year when they crack another title.

aI was 15 then,a said club president Brett Leach, who with the backing of his committee scoured the rugby league world for a successor to Tigers legend Brendan Carter, who was coach for the last four years.

They came up with Paul Hamson, who had been working as a rugby union strength and conditioning coach in New Zealand, and had worked with now-Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga at Canberra. …

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