Tigers announce coaching upheaval

By Tony Adams
November 4, 2016

WESTS Tigers have appointed highly regarded former North Sydney prop Paul Stringer as an assistant coach to Jason Taylor for 2017.

Stringer has been coach of the Tigers’ Intrust Super Premiership side in 2016 and his promotion sees Taylor with three assistant coaches.

Taylor’s right hand men will be former Knights lower grade coach Craig Sandercock and ex-Warriors assitant coach Andrew Webster.

RLW revealed months ago that Webster was leaving the Warriors to rejoin the Tigers, where he had worked previously as both a player and coach.

Sandercock joined the Tigers this year and was a valuable addition to the staff, having worked under Wayne Bennett at Newcastle.

“We are delighted to welcome on board Andrew as an Assistant Coach for the 2017 season,” Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said.

“He joins Paul who will make the transition from our Intrust Super Premiership side that finished just one game short of the Grand Final.

“Both coaches join Craig as assistants for the upcoming season and we are really excited with these appointments.

“We believe that this structure will give the NRL side and Head Coach Jason Taylor every chance of success in the upcoming season.

“We have had a big focus on improving our Football Operations over the past 12 months and appointing three assistant coaches is an integral part of that,” he said.