Wests Tigers’ NYC side will look to keep their top four hopes alive when they take on the Sydney Roosters this Saturday afternoon at Leichhardt Oval.

The hosts suffered a tough 30-16 defeat to the North Queensland Cowboys in their Round 22 clash at Townsville last week, and will be keen to make amends for that this weekend against the Roosters. Andrew Webster’s side hung on for a dramatic 22-18 win over the Roosters when they met in Round 9 — an incredible win given injuries suffered on the day — and they’ll no doubt be looking to repeat the process this weekend.

Both teams are in the hunt for the top four, and with just a handful of games remaining, the two points on offer this Saturday could be the difference between a second bite at the cherry and missing out all together — making this a very intriguing clash indeed.

Who will emerge with the two competition points on offer this week?

Read on for a full preview of the match including all the key match information, live coverage details, team news, statistical analysis and more.

 

Match Details

Date — Saturday, August 16, 2014

Time — 5:15pm AEST

Venue — Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Live Scores — Click here to follow Wests Tigers on Twitter for all live scores.

 

Confirmed Squads

Wests Tigers

 

Sydney Roosters

Mason Farrell

1

Joseph Manu

John Tohi

2

Paul Momirovski

Watson Heleta

3

Brendan Elliot

Delouise Hoeter

4

Taane Milne

John Ogden

5

Jack Goodsell

Te Maire Martin

6

Tyler Cornish

Eli Levido

7

Jackson Hastings

Dallas Graham

8

Braden Uele

Manaia Cherrington (capt.)

9

Alex Thomas (capt.)

Matthew Lodge

10

Jokatama Dokonivalu

Salesi Funaki

11

Vincent Leuluai

Lamar Liolevave

12

Willis Meehan

Andrew Kazzi

13

Jake Lewis

Hala Masila

14

Grant Garvey

Tyler Cassel

15

Mitch Mamary

Jeremy Marshall King

17/16

Piki Rogers

Daniel Rakvin

24/17

Alex Lyons

 

19

Harry Vanderhart

 

20

Poasa Faamausili

 

Last Five Matches

Wests Tigers

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

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

R20 — St. George-Illawarra Dragons 28 def. Wests Tigers 26

R21 — Wests Tigers 24 def. Melbourne Storm 22

R22 — North Queensland Cowboys 30 def. Wests Tigers 16

 

Sydney Roosters

R17 — Sydney Roosters 32 def. Cronulla Sharks 16

R19 — Sydney Roosters 32 def. Penrith Panthers 18

R20 — Sydney Roosters 40 def. Newcastle Knights 16

R21 — St. George-Illawarra Dragons 22 def. Sydney Roosters

R22 — Sydney Roosters 46 def. Gold Coast Titans 16