Wests Tigers NYC team will look to continue their push towards the minor premiership when they take on the St. George-Illawarra Dragons this Sunday at ANZ Stadium.

Having gone down to the Dragons in Round 1, Wests Tigers will be keen to exact revenge against one of the stronger teams in the competition, and will know that two points on the day would go a long way to securing a top-four finish in 2014.

And with four teams still all within three points of each other at the top of the ladder, aspirations of a minor premiership certainly aren't out of the equation.

The NYC boys won't be looking to that though; they'll be solely focused on this week's job against the Dragons and the importance of delivering a good performance.

Read on for a full preview of this intriguing Round 20 match including all the need to know match details, team news, analysis, statistics and more.

 

Match Details

Date — Sunday, July 27, 2014

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

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

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Team News

Wests Tigers

1. Mason Farrell 2. John Tohi 3. Watson Heleta 4. Jayden Wheelhouse 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. Tyler Cassel (Interchange: 14. Hala Masila 15. Andrew Kazzi 16. Thomas Grealy 17. Jeremy Marshall-King 18. Hayden Johnson)

 

St. George-Illawarra Dragons

1. Matthew Duffy 2. Izaac Thompson 3. Sitiveni Moceidreke 4. Brent Anderson 5. Leaigh Anderson 6. Shannon Cook 7. Adam Clune 8. Addin Founa-Blake 9. Hayden McCrae 10. Harry Stewart 11. Wes Lolo 12. Jack Bird 13. Vincent Stowers (Interchange: 14. Jacob Host 15. Logan Harris 16. Jack Kavanagh 17. Luciano Leilua 19. Jay Gallagher 22. George Lolo)

 

Last Five Matches

Wests Tigers

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

R19 — Wests Tigers 42 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10

 

St. George-Illawarra Dragons

R14 — Penrith Panthers 26 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 6

R15 — St. George-Illawarra Dragons 44 def. Gold Coast Titans 16

R16 — Melbourne Storm 26 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 6

R17 — St. George-Illawarra Dragons 30 def. North Queensland Cowboys 20

R19 — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 16

 

Coach’s Comment

“The boys are pretty excited about this one. We’re a lot better team than we were in Round 1, but the boys feel that they kind of owe the Dragons one this weekend. The Dragons like to use the ball with their young guns — several of which have played Origin — so it’s going to be a good test for us to measure ourselves against that top-four, top-five kind of team…” (Andrew Webster, NYC Coach)

 

Team Stats

 

Wests Tigers

St. George-Illawarra Dragons

Position

3rd (28 points)

6th (26 points)

Points For

512 points (5th)

492 points (6th)

Points Against

402 points (5th)

350 points (1st)

2014 Home Record

Played 8: Won 7, Lost 1

Played 10: Won 7, Lost 3

2014 Away Record

Played 9: Won 5, Lost 4

Played 7: Won 4, Lost 3

2014 Total Record

Played 17: Won 12, Lost 5

Played 17: Won 11, Lost 6