Match Preview: NYC Round 24

Wests Tigers NYC side will look to make it consecutive wins over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs when they clash this Thursday night at ANZ Stadium.

Having recorded a convincing 42-10 win over the Bulldogs when they met in Round 19, Andrew Webster’s side will be desperate to finish off the season in dominant fashion, and hopefully wrap up a top-four spot for the finals in the process.

The Bulldogs come into the match on the opposite end of the ladder to the visitors this week, but recent performances against competition heavyweights Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels suggest that they’ll be far from easy-beats this Thursday.

Read on for a full preview of the match including all the need-to-know match information, team news, statistical analysis and more.

 

Match Details

Date — Thursday, August 21

Time — 5:30pm AEST

Venue — ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

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Confirmed Squads

Wests Tigers

 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Jeremy Marshall-King

1

Marcelo Montoya

John Tohi

2

Dujuan Manual-Liolevave

Watson Heleta

3

Michael Morgan

Delouise Hoeter

4

Renouf To’omaga

John Ogden

5

Tautalatasi Tasi

Te Maire Martin

6

Robbie Kamoto

Eli Levido

7

Guy Hamilton

Dallas Graham

8

Jake Kamire

Manaia Cherrington (capt.)

9

Brad Keighran

Matthew Lodge

10

Herman Ese’ese

Salesi Funaki

11

Brandon Luamanu

Lamar Liolevave

12

Shaun Lane

Andrew Kazzi

13

Danny Fualalo

Hala Masila

14

Alex Sorge

Tyler Cassel

15

Darcy Maroske

Mason Farrell

16

George Tsikrikis

Dwayne Lemafa

19/17

Brock Cope

Daniel Rakvin

24/19

Chad McGill

 

Last Five Matches

Wests Tigers

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

R23 — Wests Tigers 28 drew with Sydney Roosters 28

 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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

R20 — North Queensland Cowboys 46 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20

R21 — Penrith Panthers 54 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 30

R22 — Brisbane Broncos 28 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18

R23 — Parramatta Eels 24 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22

 

Coach’s Comment

“Particularly with these big guys that we’re coming up against, our defence has to be solid and we have to make sure that we wrap the ball up.  The Bulldogs have some big front-rowers and some big locks, so we need to work on our defence. I’ve been really happy with our goal-line defence for the past few weeks, but I want to see another improvement on that again this Thursday night…” (NYC Head Coach, Andrew Webster)

 

Team Stats

 

Wests Tigers

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Position

31 points (6th)

8 points (16th)

Points For

606 points (5th)

439 points (16th)

Points Against

510 points (8th)

734 points (15th)

2014 Home Record

Won 8, Lost 2, Drawn 1

Won 1, Lost 9, Drawn 0

2014 Away Record

Won 5, Lost 5, Drawn 0

Won 1, Lost 10, Drawn 0

2014 Total Record

Won 13, Lost 7, Drawn 1

Won 2, Lost 19, Drawn 0