The Wests Tigers have become the first NRL club to throw its doors open for an in-depth documentary series following the club’s turbulent 2021 season.
The behind-the-scenes production captures coach Michael Maguire, star players and off-field staff riding the waves of a chaotic season derailed at times by Covid-19 restrictions.
Wild Wests: Tales from Tiger Town is a FOX SPORTS Original Production and will be available to watch on Foxtel and stream on Kayo, premiering in primetime at 7.30pm on Monday, July 19.
The Fox Sports four-part docu-series is still ongoing and filming will continue through to the end of the season with the Tigers facing an uphill struggle to claw their way out of the bottom four.
Adam Doueihi’s position shifts will feature in the series.Source:Getty Images
The Wild Wests: Tales from Tiger Town series captures staggering moments where Maguire unleashes on his players and includes footage of his outbursts from inside the coach’s box.
It was reported earlier this year when filming began that the series will include cameras filming inside the homes of Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe and skipper James Tamou.
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Fox Sports Executive Director Steve Crawley said: “This documentary is not stage managed. Our cameras have been left to roll and in doing so we have captured some of the most raw, private and inner sanctum insights that occur inside a professional sporting club.
“The viewer will get an unrivalled look into the dynamics of key relationships, the preparation that goes into an 80-minute game of football and the inner workings of a club striving to regain their place at the top of the code’s most competitive league, making it a must watch for any sporting fan.
Head Coach Michael Maguire looks on during a Wests Tigers NRL training session.Source:Getty Images
“Sports fans were transfixed by Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’ and the documentary on Tiger Woods. Well, this takes Australian fans inside the beating heart of a proud football club. Some of it isn’t pretty – but the access is so incredible you can’t look away.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said: “As a club, we were always open to opening up our organisation and doors to our passionate fan base — providing an access that they have never experienced before. We’re excited to be working with FOX SPORTS on this original production and leading the way when it comes to innovation and access in the sports documentary field.
“While this season to date has been disappointing on the field for all involved with our club, we were always firmly committed to providing our Members and fans with unprecedented access into the workings of the club — win, lose or draw. From the boardroom to the locker room, we’re proud to open the door to Wests Tigers and show our Members and fans, as well as the sporting community as a whole, what it means to be part of this great club.”
How to watch Wild Wests: Tales From Tigertown
All episodes will be available on FOX LEAGUE Channel 502, FOX8 & Kayo
Episode 1: Monday, July 19, 7.30pm AEST
Episode 2: Monday, August 9, 7.30pm AEST
Episode 3: Monday, August 16, 7.30pm AEST
Episode 4: Monday, August 30, 7.30pm AEST
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