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Wests Tigers to offer Cleary 2020 deal

Tiger bound: Former Panthers coach Ivan Cleary is set to be appointed this week.

The Wests Tigers are set to offer Ivan Cleary a three and a half year deal after club hierarchy met with the coach on Monday to discuss plans for him to lead the joint venture until the end of 2020.

Storm damage: Brooks injury compounds Tigers woes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Luke Brooks of the Tigers lays on the field injured during the round four NRL match ...

Wests Tigers have blown a golden opportunity to upset Melbourne after a week of turmoil and their third defeat of the season was further compounded with halfback Luke Brooks failing to finish the match due to a hamstring problem.

Coach killers: Tigers have JT's blood on their hands

Overrun: Tigers players look dejected after blowing a 14-0 lead at home to the Storm.

The players were adamant Jason Taylor's blood wasn't on their hands. But judging by the Wests Tigers' start to Sunday afternoon's clash at Leichhardt Oval, it became painstakingly clear it was all over them.

Taylor comes out swinging after Sironen attack

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor.

Sacked Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor has broken his silence to defend himself against an attack form Balmain legend Paul Sironen, who publicly celebrated the dumping of Taylor on Monday night.