Wild Wests: Tales from Tiger Town to air on Fox Sports and Kayo

An extraordinary new FOX SPORTS Original Production, ‘Wild Wests: Tales from Tiger Town’, which follows the Wests Tigers NRL team during the 2021 NRL Premiership season, will premiere next week on Fox Sports and Kayo

The first of its kind four-part docu-series showcases the best of sports documentary storytelling and will be available to watch on Foxtel and stream on Kayo. 

The series follows every aspect of the Wests Tigers’ 2021 season – the triumphs and tears – taking viewers into the inner sanctum of the rugby league club during four, hour-long episodes. Viewers will get never-before-seen, raw and unfiltered access to the highs and lows of a season that has challenged players, staff, and fans both on and off the field. 

Each episode will cover a time span of three to four games and with the season still underway, filming of the final episodes is ongoing. 

The first episode will premiere Monday, July 19, with episodes two and three to follow in consecutive weeks (August 9 and 16) following the Olympics. The final episode will air Monday, August 30 ahead of the NRL Finals. The show features players’ conversations on and off the field and coach Michael Maguire’s pep talks and blow ups like never before as the team fights to shed the tag of perennial also-rans. 

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. 

“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.”

BROADCAST DETAILS

Episode 1

Monday, July 19

7.30pm AEST

FOX LEAGUE Channel 502, FOX8 & Kayo

Episode 2

Monday, August 9

7.30pm AEST

FOX LEAGUE Channel 502, FOX8 & Kayo

Episode 3

Monday, August 16

7.30pm AEST

FOX LEAGUE Channel 502, FOX8 & Kayo

Episode 4

Monday, August 30

7.30pm AEST

FOX LEAGUE Channel 502, FOX8 & Kayo

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.