Tigers sack coach after three games

Jason Taylor sacked

NRL side Wests Tigers have sacked head coach Jason Taylor just three games into the new season.

The decision was made following the 46-6 thrashing at the hands of Canberra Raiders, a result that has left them bottom of the ladder.

It’s a decision that has shocked many at such an early stage of the season, especially when you consider the Tigers started the season with an impressive 34-18 win away to South Sydney.

“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I’d like to thank Jason for his commitment and contribution to the club during his time as head coach,” Wests Tigers chairman Marina Go said.

“Jason has overseen significant change within the club over the past two seasons and we thank him for his efforts.

“Our position has always been to make sure that the head club’s contract is tied to performance and that hasn’t changed.

“We are committed to building a side that will be in a position to win NRL premierships and believe that this decision is the correct one for the future of the club.

“This is a challenging time for the club and Jason and we ask that we are given time to work through this process with Jason.”

Assistant coach Andrew Webster will take on the role of interim head coach having returned to the club this year after two seasons at the New Zealand Warriors.