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Wests Tigers will look to end a five-game losing streak when they take on the Canberra Raiders in the nation’s capital this Saturday for their Round 25 clash.

Heavy defeats in the past month have seen Mick Potter’s side knocked out of finals contention for season 2014, but there’s no doubt that the visitors will be looking for a strong performance this weekend to bounce back into the winners’ circle and restore some much needed pride in the process. Wests Tigers showed promise against the Bulldogs in Round 24, but had simply fallen too far behind in the opening 25 minutes to mount a comeback, and will be desperate to ensure the same doesn’t happen this week.

Canberra have won just twice since their Round 16 defeat to Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, but will be boosted by a last start victory over the Cronulla Sharks in Round 24. The likes of Anthony Milford and Jarred Croker continue to fire despite their side’s inconsistent form, and will no doubt be big threats that the visitors must contain this week.

The Raiders are notoriously tough to beat at hom, and it will certainly be a tough assignment for Wests Tigers to overcome the hosts at GIO Stadium this Saturday.

It’s shaping as an intriguing clash this weekend despite neither team being in the running for finals football, and one that could well go either way.

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

Click here to secure your seat for our final home game of the year against the Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval on September 6.

Match Details

Date — Saturday, August 30, 2014

Time — 5:30pm (Gates open at 3:00pm)

Venue — GIO Stadium, Canberra


TV, Radio and Live Stream Details

TV — Fox Sports 1 (check local guides)

Radio — ABC Grandstand (check local guides)

Live Stream — Foxtel Go, NRL Digital pass (subscription required)

Twitter — Click here to follow Wests Tigers on Twitter for live scores and commentary


Match Officials

Referees — Henry Perenera and Adam Gee

Touch Judge — Dan Eastwood and Luke Potter

Video Referees — Steve Clark and Luke Phillips


Confirmed Squads

Pat Richards returns for the visitors this week, with his inclusion moving Cory Paterson back in the centres. Luke Brooks’ injury sees Mitchell Moses and Blake Austin partner together in the halves for the first time this year. Canberra have named an unchanged team from the one that defeated Cronulla in Round 24; the only change coming with Mitch Cornish starting in the place of Josh McCrone, who moved to the bench.


Wests Tigers


Canberra Raiders

Jy Hitchcox


Jack Wighton

Sitaleki Akauola


Bill Tupou

Cory Paterson


Jarrod Croker (capt.)

Chris Lawrence


Jeremy Hawkins

Pat Richards


Edrick Lee

Blake Austin


Anthony Milford

Mitchell Moses


Mitch Cornish

Aaron Woods


Shannon Boyd

Robbie Farah (capt.)


Glen Buttriss

Matthew Lodge


Dane Tilse

Curtis Sironen


Josh Papalii

Bodene Thompson


Jarrad Kennedy

Adam Blair


Joel Edwards

Ava Seumanufagai


Josh McCrone

Martin Taupau


Matt McIlwrick

Sauaso Sue


Kyle O’Donnell

Jack Buchanan


Paul Vaughan


Last Five Matches

Wests Tigers

R20 — St. George-Illawarra Dragons 28 def. Wests Tigers 12

R21 — Melbourne Storm 28 def. Wests Tigers 6

R22 — North Queensland Cowboys 64 def. Wests Tigers 6

R23 — Sydney Roosters 48 def. Wests Tigers 4

R24 — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 30 def. Wests Tigers 10


Canberra Raiders

R20 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 def. Canberra Raiders 18

R21 — New Zealand Warriors 54 def. Canberra Raiders 18

R22 — Parramatta Eels 18 def. Canberra Raiders 10

R23 — St. George-Illawarra Dragons 34 def. Canberra Raiders 16

R24 — Canberra Raiders 22 def. Cronulla Sharks 22


Match History: Played 28, Won 17, Lost 10, Drawn 1

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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