The State of Origin ambitions of Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco have been put on hold after he was sidelined for the next four to six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says he doesn't fear for his job.
Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco is in doubt for next week's City-Country clash after dislocating his shoulder in Thursday night's win over South Sydney.
South Sydney were jeered by their own fans after giving up a 20-point start to the Tigers in a loss that that equalled the longest losing streak at the club under Michael Maguire.
Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor won't be able to threaten underperforming players with the axe, with the club already right on the limit of its second-tier salary cap.
Wests Tigers players are urging the club's fans to blame them, not coach Jason Taylor, for their 54-point NRL drubbing by Canberra.
The Wests Tigers' 60-6 thrashing against the Raiders in Canberra on Saturday was as meek a surrender as it gets.
A key piece of play from Jordan Rapana was crucial midway through the first half.
Canberra Raiders Ricky Stuart used the media route this week to prick the pride of his team, searching for a response after two big defeats. He got it.
Canberra Raiders half Aidan Sezer wants to improve everything ahead of the Wests Tigers clash.
Canberra Raiders looking to shore up their leaky defence against Wests Tigers.
The NRL's two remaining joint venture clubs will have phantom owners by the end of the month, with billionaire Bruce Gordon taking 50 per cent in St George Illawarra and the Magpies moving to 75 per cent equity in Wests Tigers, leaving the Tigers with a name but no equity in the franchise.
Canberra winger Jordan Rapana is confident they can "bounce back" against Wests Tigers.
Canberra Raiders name little known Mounties prop Clay Priest on extended bench.
In-form Wests Tigers speedster James Tedesco is earning himself a State of Origin debut in the eyes of many, including NSW's incumbent fullback.
Having lived his entire life in the Wests Tigers heartlands of Ryde and Camden, Tedesco is as black, white and gold as they come. However, it wasn't always so.
Former Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah said he fully supported coach Jason Taylor's decision to make Chris Lawrence and Dene Halatau co-captains for Sunday's all-important match against Melbourne.
West Tigers fans will get a glimpse of their future five-eighth on Sunday, although he might not be wearing the black, white and gold.
Wests Tigers want to tear up the final year of Chris Lawrence's lucrative contract, with a view to replacing it with a new offer that keeps him at the club for two more seasons.
Jordan Rankin has learned to laugh at his own expense but the Tigers winger remains adamant his team should not have been disadvantaged by the two-ball fiasco in Newcastle last Sunday.