Wests Tigers’ NYC team will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss last week when they take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this Sunday.

The team were poised to set a Club record with an eighth straight win against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, but two tries in the final five minutes for the hosts saw them emerge with a 40-32 win and see Wests Tigers not only miss out on the record, but also a chance at top spot on the competition ladder, with five teams now all within two points at the top.

Their impressive performances of late, though, still see them with a strong chance of finishing inside the top four, but they know they’ll need to be ruthless again this week against a Bulldogs side with nothing to lose this year.

Who will emerge with the two points when they clash this Sunday as part of the Club’s “Family Fun Day” at ANZ Stadium? Read on for a full preview of the match including all the key details, team news, statistics and much more.

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Match Details

Date — Sunday, July 20, 2014

Time — 12:45pm (Gates open at 12:40pm)

Venue — ANZ Stadium (Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park)

 

Team News

Wests Tigers

1. Mason Farrell 2. John Tohi 3. Watson Heleta 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. John Ogden 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Eli Levido 8. Dallas Graham 9. Manaia Cherrington 10. Jordan Grant 11. Salesi Funaki 12. Lamar Liolevave 13. Matthew Woods (Interchange: 14. Daniel Rakvin 15. Andrew Kazzi 16. Tyler Cassel 17. Jeremy Marshall-King 18. Leki Taumalalo)

 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

1. Marcelo Montoya 2. Dujuan Manual-Liolevave 3. Michael Morgan 4. Renouf To’omaga 5. Tautalatasi Tasi 6. Brendan Cox 7. Guy Hamilton 8. Jake Kamire 9. Robbie Kamoto 10. Herman Ese’ese 11. Adam Elliott 12. Shaun Lane 13. Brandon Luamanu (Interchange: 14. Brad Keighran 15. Darcy Maroske 16. Chad McGill 17. Brock Cope).

 

Last Five Matches

Wests Tigers

R13 — Wests Tigers 28 def. Newcastle Knights 22

R14 — Wests Tigers 28 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 18

R16 — Wests Tigers 46 def. Canberra Raiders 16

R17 — Wests Tigers 30 def. Penrith Panthers 18

R18 — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 40 def. Wests Tigers 32

 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

R13 — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 28 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12

R14 — Parramatta Eels 28 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 26

R15 — Canberra Raiders 44 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 26

R17 — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 34 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12

R18 — Melbourne Storm 22 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20

 

Coach’s Comment

“The Bulldogs haven’t probably got the results [this year] that they have in past years. But having said that, they still like to use the ball and they’ve got some very big men, as usual. We’ve just got to really worry about ourselves and look to get our defence back to conceding less than 18 points a game once more. If we can throw our attack at them in the right way, I’m confident that we can get the win, but individually, people need to step up this weekend, or they won’t find themselves there the week after…” (Andrew Webster, NYC Coach)

 

Team Stats

 

Wests Tigers

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Position

5th (26 points)

16th (8 points)

Points For

470 points (6th)

339 points (16th)

Points Against

392 points (6th)

540 points (14th)

2014 Home Record

Played 7: Won 6, Lost 1

Played 8: Won 1, Lost 7

2014 Away Record

Played 9: Won 5, Lost 4

Played 8: Won 1, Lost 7

2014 Total Record

Played 16: Won 11, Lost 5

Played 16: Won 2, Lost 14