The NRL season of 2005 will be one many rugby league fans will never forget.
In a topsy-turvey NRL season we saw the fall of Last Years Premiers TheBulldogs, who failed to defend the title, let alone make the top 8 andalso last years grand finalists the Sydney Roosters miss out on thefinals for the first time in many seasons! We saw the rise of NorthQLD, the never-die attitude of South Sydney, the too-little-too-latecomeback from Andrew John's Newcastle Knights, and the Minor Premiersthe Parramatta Eels choke in a big game (again!)
But most importantly, It was Tim Sheens' young Wests Tigers outfitputting on a razzle dazzle brand of free flowing football and fasthands that earnt them a remarkable (150-1 odds) maiden premiershipwhich excited all league fans for more!!!