Wests Tigers refute relocation story

The NRL’s Wests Tigers have denied the suggestion in an article Saturday’s Sydney Daily Telegraph that the club will be relocated to Perth.

Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer said; “The Wests Tigers will not be relocating to Perth, or anywhere else for that matter. Our club is working with the NRL and club shareholders to ensure that our members, corporate partners and broader fan base have a strong and vibrant club for years to come.

“Talk of a relocation is irresponsible and downright wrong. Over the last seven months the club has worked exceptionally hard to address many issues. We continue to attract great interest from corporate Australia, our television ratings remain strong and our membership programme is growing on the back of greater focus and attention from my staff.

“Negative talk like this just clouds all the hard work we have done. This club needs our supporters more than ever and membership is the one sure way to support the club.”

The Tigers will play the Gold Coast Titans in their Round 2 clash at Cbus Super Stadium at 2pm local time on Sunday.