BRAD WALTER After taking over the general kicking duties from rookie halfback Luke Brooks in the second half, Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah accepted responsibility for a play that cost his side hope of victory against St George Illawarra.
PHIL GOULD Were St George Illawarra too good? Or were the understrength Wests Tigers very poor? Let's lean towards the positive here. I think the Dragons have definitely improved from last season.
BRAD WALTER England five-eighth Gareth Widdop demonstrated why St George Illawarra had paid big money to sign him by spearheading the Dragons to a 44-24 defeat of Wests Tigers in his first appearance for the club.
DAVID SYGALL West Tigers captain Robbie Farah has a pretty good response to those who have already written off his team's chances this season.
Wayne Cousins In-demand NSW and Australia prop Andrew Fifita raised his asking price with a typical, barnstorming display in Cronulla's trial loss to Wests Tigers on Saturday night.
Captain Robbie Farah says the Wests Tigers have finally closed the chapter on Benji Marshall's time with the club.
STEVE MASCORD Star Wigan signing Eddy Pettybourne has revealed his season at Wests Tigers last year left him so depressed he asked his family to stay away from NRL games in which he was playing.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has urged clubs not to be deterred from sending their best players to the Auckland Nines, adamant the positives of the tournament outweigh the injuries suffered there.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO One of rugby league's most exciting speedsters, Marika Koroibete, has overcome a visa hitch which threatened to prevent him from participating in the inaugural Auckland Nines.
Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Greg Inglis, Jonathan Thurston and Jarryd Hayne might be missing, but the next generation of stars will get a chance to make their name at the Auckland Nines.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Pat Richards likes to remind his teammates that Wests Tigers will be defending their "world" title this weekend. In a sense, Richards is right: the winger playing a part in the Tigers' World Sevens win in 2004, the last time the competition was played. The veteran will feature in the Auckland Nines tournament as he continues his path towards a NRL comeback.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO He has played only one NRL game, but already Luke Brooks has been earmarked to make his representative debut this year.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS A left ankle injury to Dene Halatau overshadowed an impressive display by Wests Tigers, who ran away with a 32-8 win against Penrith at Kirkham Oval, Camden, on Saturday night.
GLENN JACKSON Curtis Sironen has backed Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks to successfully navigate the hype he has faced or what he will continue to face. And Sironen would know what's involved, being another Tiger to emerge with pressure on young shoulders.
DANIEL LANE Stephen Cartwright, one of the state's best connected business leaders, revealed he had already discussed with NRL boss David Smith about how he could serve Wests Tigers as the league prepares to appoint three independent directors to the club's board.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO After a dazzling NRL debut last year, rookie playmaker Luke Brooks is getting used to the pressure that comes with being one of the Wests Tigers most prized assets, writes Adrian Proszenko.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Wests Tigers have struck a historic agreement to overhaul their corporate structure in what the NRL describes as a potential blueprint for other clubs to follow.
DANIEL LANE Former Wests Magpies chairman Jim Marsden says he took NRL chief David Smith and other heavy hitters on a bus tour of the MacArthur region to highlight Sydney's south-west as a league goldmine, not to position himself to become a director on a restructured Wests Tigers board.
DANIEL LANE South Sydney coach Michael Maguire said Lote Tuqiri, at 34, was in the mix to play for the top squad this season after the club revived his NRL career.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS An incomplete visa form has led to complications for Wests Tigers flyer Marika Koroibete and could delay his return to Australia before pre-season training on Monday.
GLENN JACKSON Having fractured his skull as a 17-year-old, Tim Moltzen doesn't see his latest break as his greatest injury setback. Some might ponder whether the Wests Tigers playmaker is finished, having added a fractured kneecap to two anterior cruciate ligament injuries, but Moltzen reckons he'll return to the field next season.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Wests Tigers youngster Bayley Sironen has a chance to follow in famous family footsteps after being selected to attend the Blues' ''Origin pathways'' camp in January.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Not all of the Wests Tigers' recruits are new faces.
DANIEL LANE What Blake Austin learnt from coaching a team of troubled teens should serve him well at the Wests Tigers, writes Daniel Lane.
DANIEL LANE Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway has needed to plot his pre-season training - and honeymoon in a tropical paradise - around a bung big toe.
Ben Horne Wests Tigers playmaker Tim Moltzen has avoided another ACL tear, but could still spend up to six months on the sidelines after suffering a broken kneecap at pre-season training on Thursday.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Jeremy Marshall-King will blow out the candles on his 18th birthday cake on Monday. What he wishes for is anybody's guess but it could well be the chance to make a name - his own name - for himself in the NRL.
James MacSmith Braith Anasta says Wests Tigers can rebound from a horror 2013 to emerge as an NRL finals force next season.