2009 Wests Tigers season

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The 2009 Wests Tigers season was the tenth in the joint-venture club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2009 Telstra Premiership and finished the season 9th (out of 16), only just missing out on a place in the finals series.

The major signing for the 2009 season was Great Britain international, Gareth Ellis.

Season summary[edit]

In late 2008, hooker Robbie Farah was offered a contract with the Gold Coast Titans commencing from the 2010 season. On 13 January 2009, it was announced that Farah had chosen to re-sign with the Wests Tigers for a further four years, until the end of the 2013 season. At the same time, the club appointed Farah as team captain, succeeding Brett Hodgson who had moved on to the Huddersfield Giants.[1]

Only days before the commencement of the 2009 season, Wests Tigers secured Benji Marshall for a further two years, through to the end of the 2011 season.[2]

In November 2008, CEO Scott Longmuir announced the Wests Tigers will move from ANZ Stadium at Homebush to the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park for the 2009 season.[3]

Results[edit]

2009 Pre-season trials[edit]

2009 Season Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 17 0 7 2 548 329 +219 38
2 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 18 0 6 2 575 428 +147 38*
3 Norths Devils colours.svg Gold Coast 24 16 0 8 2 514 467 +47 36
4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 14 1 9 2 505 348 +157 33
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 14 0 10 2 549 439 +90 32
6 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 0 10 2 511 566 −55 32
7 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 13 0 11 2 508 491 +17 30
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 12 1 11 2 476 473 +3 29
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 12 0 12 2 558 483 +75 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 11 1 12 2 566 549 +17 27
11 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 11 1 12 2 515 589 −74 27
12 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 11 0 13 2 558 474 +84 26
13 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 9 0 15 2 489 510 −31 22
14 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 7 2 15 2 377 545 −188 20
15 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 5 0 19 2 359 568 −209 14
16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 5 0 19 2 382 681 −299 14

* Bulldogs stripped of 2 competition points after an interchange breach in round 2


2009 squad[edit]

Wests Tigers 2009 squad
Coaches

2009 Gains and losses[edit]

2009 Player Movements
Gains Losses
Player Previous Club Player New Club
Gareth Ellis Leeds Rhinos Liam Fulton Huddersfield Giants
John Skandalis Western Suburbs Magpies Brett Hodgson Huddersfield Giants
Tame Tupou Bradford Bulls Shannon McDonnell Newcastle Knights

References[edit]

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