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Rock bottom: Tigers players after the match.
Pictures courtesy Fox Sports 1

Wests Tigers hit rock bottom

It had to be. Rock bottom. After the week in hell. And so it was. In the deep north of Australia. More than 2,000 kilometres from Balmain. Even more from Campbelltown. About 50 more, give or take. It was 20-0 after 20 minutes, but most Wests fans would have believed the Tigers were still a… Read more »


Minto’s community hub is back

When it declined so badly that it was down to three or four shops battling on, some people were convinced that Minto Mall would never re-open. Or that it would ever be as good as it was in its heyday in the 1980s, 90s and even well into the 21st century. But a few hardy… Read more »

Tigers skipper Robbie Farah.

Tigers up against Cowboys

So the Wests Tigers are off on their 2,000km trek to Townsville this weekend, where they line up against the Cowboys in Round 22 of the  2014 NRL competition. If the long distance was the only obstacle between the Tigers and a win on Saturday night (7.30pm on Fox Sports 1) things would be looking… Read more »

Bigger and better? Campbelltown Sport Stadium.

Campbelltown joins battle for a new western Sydney stadium

Campbelltown Council will wage a strong campaign to convince the State Government Sydney’s third major stadium/entertainment facility should be built here. The general manager, Mr Paul Tosi, has been tasked with discussing with the state sports minister the potential of Campbelltown Sports Stadium being converted into the number three sport facility in the metropolitan area,… Read more »

The Storm were too good for the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown tonight.

Wests Tigers smashed by Storm

The Wests Tigers missed a golden opportunity to move up the NRL ladder tonight, when they found a way to lose a game they should have won. In front of a miserable crowd of just over 6,000 hardy souls on a cold Campbelltown night,  Robbie Farah’s decimated team just couldn’t take a trick against a… Read more »

Pat Richards

Pat Richards key man for Wests

The song in grandma’s time said ‘‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’’ and I have to admit that’s how I feel about Braith Anasta now. For most of the season a posse of Wests Tigers observers have been calling for Anasta’s head, because they felt he wasn’t contributing to the team, and… Read more »

Coco Cubano

Our favourite coffee shops

  WE kick off our weekly series of Top Five by naming our top five coffee shops in the south west. ONE: Ristretto & Co, Northumberland Street, Liverpool – Surry Hills comes to the south west. Frank and his team have created a splendid little coffee joint that serves the best coffee for miles around…. Read more »

Investigation into multiple vehicle collision at Fairfield West

Police are investigating a multiple vehicle collision which occured on the Cumberland Highway in Fairfield West last night, July 26. About 5.15pm emergency services were called to the intersection of Cumberland Highway and Hamilton Road. Officers from Fairfield Local Area Command attended, and found a tow truck and five vehicles had collided with significant damage…. Read more »

Man faces court over water meters

A man will face court after copper and water meters were stolen in the Smeaton Grange area this month. About 9.30pm yesterday, July 25, two men aged 25 and 27, and an 18-year-old woman parked a car outside a construction site on Anderson Avenue and allegedly entered the area. Officers attached to Camden Local Area… Read more »

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