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Next Game: The Season has finished
Payten emerges as option for NRL Bulldogs
20 Sep 2017
Former Wests Tigers prop Todd Payten could be a shock candidate to replace Des Hasler as Canterbury's NRL coach.

Aaron Woods has called for Canterbury to quickly appoint a new NRL coach to replace Des Hasler as Todd Payten emerges as a top candidate.

Payten is among a field of early possibilities for the Bulldogs' top job after veteran Hasler's sacking on Tuesday.

Former Bulldogs players Dean Pay and Jim Dymock, as well as sacked Souths coach Michael Maguire, are also believed to be on the shortlist.

Currently working under Paul Green at North Queensland, the former Wests Tigers prop Payten has also been mooted as a candidate for the Gold Coast job.

He has a close link with incoming forward Woods having worked with the former Tigers captain as both a teammate and an assistant coach.

Woods spoke glowingly of him earlier this season when he was considered a candidate to replace Jason Taylor at the Tigers.

Bulldogs chairman Ray Dib said on Tuesday the club would begin the search for a new coach immediately.

Woods, who arrives at the club in November, did not give his preference for the appointment on Wednesday morning but backed Dib to resolve the matter.

"Hopefully they move on quickly and don't stall for so long," Woods told Sky Sports Radio.

"I've got all the faith in the world in the club. Ray will handle it well. They're a strong board. They're a club that don't like to let things hang over their heads.

"I'm just looking for a fresh start and really getting to know all the players and just can't wait to buy into the new culture obviously the new coach is going to start.

"Whoever they go for, I'm sure all the boys will give 110 per cent for and work our backsides off to move Canterbury to the top eight."

Of the other candidates, Pay has also been in talks with English Super League club Warrington, while Maguire is considered a front-runner at the Titans.

Dymock, an assistant at the Bulldogs, also confirmed earlier this month he would throw his hand up for the role if it became available - but is off-contract at the club this summer.

"The club believes the decision to change our football leadership was absolutely necessary," Dib said.

It is believed Dib spoke to incoming half Kieran Foran about the situation last week, given his close bond with Hasler.

Foran won a premiership under the former Manly mentor in 2011, and has made no secret of the fact Hasler played a key role in attracting him to the club for next year from the Warriors.

Despite that, the 27-year-old is not believed have a get-out clause in his contract that would allow him to follow Hasler out of the club.

Dib called Woods on Tuesday night after the Bulldogs' decision was made public to inform him of the coaching situation.

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Last Game: The Wests Tigers lost against the Brisbane Broncos 6 - 38 at Leichhardt Oval, Australia (5318 days ago)  game results here
 Wests Tigers Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 9 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 43 
 Total Goals: 29 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 474 
 Total Points Against: 746 
 Leagues the Wests Tigers are in
2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Ahmad Bajouri, Ben Galea, Ben Jefferies, Chris Paterson, Corey Pearson, Darren Senter, Hassan Saleh, Joel Caine, John Skandalis, John Wilson, Kevin McGuinness, Lincoln Withers, Luke O'Donnell, Mark O'Neill, Robert Mears, Stephen Trindall, Terry Hill, Troy Wozniak, Willie Manu,

 Players in 2001
Anthony Laffranchi, Ben Black, Ciriaco Mescia, Craig Field, Jackson Kafusi, Jason Lowrie, John Carlaw, John Hopoate, John Simon, Lee Murphy, Lipina Kaufusi, Luke Isakka, Lupina Kaufusi, Mark O hallaran, Mark O'halloran, Matt Seers, Nick Bradley-qalilawa, Owen Craigie, Shane Walker, Steve Crouch, Steven Crouch, Trent Robinson, Trent Runciman, Tyran Smith, Warren Carney,

 Players in 2000
Cherry Mescia, Jason Lowrie, Ken McGuinness, Steve Georgallis,
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Last Results

Sunday, 4 May, 2003
Brisbane 38
Wests Tigers 6

Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 34
Wests Tigers 6

Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
Parramatta 28
Wests Tigers 8

Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
South Sydney 32
Wests Tigers 22

Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Wests Tigers 38
Eagles 12

Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 38
Wests Tigers 6

Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Canberra 15
Wests Tigers 8

Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Wests Tigers 24
St George 20

Saturday, 7 Sep, 2002
Warriors 28
Wests Tigers 12

Saturday, 31 Aug, 2002
Parramatta 36
Wests Tigers 24

Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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