2010 Wests Tigers season
|Head Coach||Tim Sheens|
|NRL||3rd (Preliminary Final)|
|Top try scorer||Club: Lote Tuqiri (18)|
|Top points scorer||Club: Benji Marshall (203)|
|Highest home attendance||30,685|
|Lowest home attendance||10,061|
|Average home attendance||18,086|
The 2010 Wests Tigers season was the eleventh in the joint-venture club's history. They competed in the National Rugby League's 2010 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season 3rd (out of 16). The Tigers then came within one game of the grand final but were knocked out by eventual premiers, St. George Illawarra.
The Wests Tigers made headlines in the pre-season with the high-profile signing of former rugby league and rugby union international, Lote Tuqiri. Back-rower Liam Fulton returned from a season in Super League and former Sydney Roosters prop forward Jason Cayless also joined the club after a four-year stay at St Helens R.F.C.. Mark Flanagan joined the club from Super League side Wigan.
Robbie Farah, the team's hooker, retained his role as captain of the side for the second year.
With his first touch of the ball, new recruit Tuqiri scored the club's first try of 2010 in their round one win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at the Sydney Football Stadium. The Tigers had an exciting start to the season, winning the first four of five games to lead the competition with St George Illawarra, Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans.
Wests eventually finished the regular season in 3rd position; the highest in the club's history. This was also their first finals appearance since winning the 2005 Telstra Premiership five years earlier. They lost to eventual premiers St George Illawarra Dragons on 25 September 2010 by a score of 13-12 to miss out on the grand final.
|11 September||Qualifying Final||Sydney Roosters||Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney||Loss||15 - 19||Ayshford, Ryan, Tuqiri||Marshall (1), Farah (FG)||33,315|||
|17 September||Semi Final||Canberra Raiders||Bruce Stadium, Canberra||Win||26 - 24||Ellis, Heighington, Lawrence, Tuqiri||Marshall (5)||26,476|||
|25 September||Preliminary Final||St George Illawarra Dragons||Stadium Australia, Sydney||Loss||12 - 13||Lui, Tuqiri||Marshall (2)||71,212|||
|1||St. George Illawarra Dragons (P)||24||17||0||7||2||518||299||+219||38|
|4||Gold Coast Titans||24||15||0||9||2||520||498||+22||34|
|5||New Zealand Warriors||24||14||0||10||2||539||486||+53||32|
|8||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles||24||12||0||12||2||545||510||+35||28|
|9||South Sydney Rabbitohs||24||11||0||13||2||584||567||+17||26|
|15||North Queensland Cowboys||24||5||0||19||2||425||667||−242||14|
1 Melbourne were deducted eight premiership points and barred from receiving premiership points for the rest of the season due to gross long-term salary cap breaches.
Gains and losses
|Wests Tigers 2010 Squad|
Updated: 26 April 2010
- Jason Cayless signs two-year deal with Wests Tigers
- Glenn Jackson (27 March 2010). "Sheens up for a challenge - coach signs one-year extension". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- Stuart Honeysett and Brent Read (23 April 2010) Shocking end to the Melbourne Storm era The Australian