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MATCH PREVIEW will provide a comprehensive coverage of tonights trial match against Penrith in Bathurst.

The match at Carrington Park kicks off at 6.30pm and will feature a combined Wests Tigers side featuring players from the NRL, NSW Cup and NYC squads.

A LIVE match report will be written and updated as quickly as possible for supporters to read as well as the post match news. Supporters will also be able to post comments too.

Supporters can also follow the official Wests Tigers twitter account for live scores and news.

Exciting young full-back James Tedesco will make a long awaited return to the field when he lines up for a combined Wests Tigers side at Bathurst on Friday night.

Tedesco has been named at full-back to play Penrith Panthers at Carrington Park Sportsground at 6.30pm. Both clubs will field combined sides made up of players from the NRL, NSW Cup and NYC squads.


Wests Tigers Team

1 James Tedesco

2 David Nofoaluma

3 Rory Brien

4 Tim Simona

5 Asipeli Fine

6 Sean Meaney

7 Luke Brooks

8 Jack Buchanan

9 Joel Luani

10 Mosese Fotuaika

11 Taqele Naiyaravoro

12 Bodene Thompson

13 Jarred Farlow


14 Shaun Spence

15 Michael Bullock

16 Josh Davis

17 Inno Inosesio

18 Dave Harris

19 Soni Paasi

20 Sitaleki Akauola

21 Jy Hitchcox

22 Sauaso Sue

Panthers Team

1 Matt Moylan

2 Travis Robinson

3 Geoff Daniela (c)

4 James Roberts

5 Etonia Nabuli

6 Ethan Cook

7 Blake Austin

8 Kyle ODonnell

9 Ryan Simpkins

10 Sam Anderson

11 Mosese Pangai

12 Matt Robinson

13 Nathan Smith


14 Dayne Weston

15 Jeremy Latimore

16 Clint Newton

17 Adam Docker

18 Jake Grace

19 Kurt Horton

20 Kane Morgan

21 Tony Satini

22 Daniel Foster

23 Regan Campbell-Gillard

24 George Jennings

For Tedesco, the match marks his first game since suffering a season ending knee injury in his NRL debut against Cronulla at Leichhardt Oval in round one last season.

New recruits in back-rower Bodene Thompson and centre Rory Brien will make their first appearance for Wests Tigers. Five-eighth Sean Meaney and centre Tim Simona are the only other players in the Wests Tigers side with NRL experience.

Eight players from the 2012 Wests Tigers NYC premiership winning team will play their first senior game in David Nofoaluma, Asipeli Fine, Joel Luani, Mosese Fotuaika, Inno Inosesio, Soni Paasi, Sauaso Sue and Sitaleki Akauola.

Promising half Luke Brooks has been given an opportunity at half-back after impressing NRL Head Coach Mick Potter during pre-season training. Brooks is yet to play an NYC game after playing SG Ball for Balmain Tigers last season. will bring you a full match report on the trial, post match news, video highlights and a photo gallery from the night.

Ticket information

Tickets available: Bathurst Panthers Club reception, (02) 63 300 600, or available at the gate.

Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per concession, children under 16 free.

Gates open: 4pm

Academy Game kick-off: Western Academy v Far West: 5pm

Main game kick-off: 6.30pm





Acknowledgement of Country

Wests Tigers respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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