Wests Tigers will kick off their 2015 Auckland Nines campaign against the Canberra Raiders in one of the first matches of the tournament on Saturday.

Plenty of new faces will take the field for both teams in what is shaping as another exciting installment of the competition, and with only three matches to try and book a place in the knockout stages, both teams will be looking to get their weekend off to a winning start.

Let’s take a look at how this action-packed clash will shape up.

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Match Details

Date — Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time — 12:20pm AEDT (2:20pm local time)

Venue — Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

 

TV, Radio and Live Stream Details

TV — Live via Fox Sports 1, Channel 501 (check local guides)

Radio — Triple M Sydney 104.9 (check local guides)

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

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

 

Confirmed Squads

Wests Tigers

Canberra Raiders

Sitaleki Akauola

Sam Williams

Nathan Brown

Mitch Cornish

Jack Buchanan

Jarrod Croker (capt.)

Manaia Cherrington

Lachlan Croker

Josh Drinkwater

Sisa Waqa

Asipeli Fine

Joel Edwards

Salesi Funaki

Josh McCrone

Delouise Hoeter

Rhys Kennedy

Chris Lawrence (capt.)

Glen Buttriss

Lamar Liolevave

Brenko Lee

Kyle Lovett

Bill Tupou

Joel Luani

Jack Ahearn

Kevin Naiqama

Luke Bateman

Pat Richards

Haydon Hodge

Brenden Santi

Mark Nicholls

Ava Seumanufagai

Kyle O’Donnell

Tim Simona

Tevita Pangai Jnr.

Sauaso Sue

Ken Nagas

Coach: Jason Taylor

Coach: Ricky Stuart

 

2014 Auckland Nines Results

Wests Tigers

Game I — Gold Coast Titans 22 def. Wests Tigers 7

Game II — Wests Tigers 21 def. Cronulla Sharks 15

Game III — Newcastle Knights 25 def. Wests Tigers 0

 

Canberra Raiders

Game I — New Zealand Warriors 25 def. Canberra Raiders 14

Game II — North Queensland Cowboys 24 def. Canberra Raiders 0

Game III — Canberra Raiders 18 def. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4

 

Key Matchup: Jarrod Croker vs. Chris Lawrence

Chris Lawrence

 

Jarrod Croker

26

Age

24

Centre

Position

Centre

R21, 2006 (vs. Broncos)

FG Debut

R2, 2009 (vs. Roosters)

153 (14 vs. Raiders)

NRL Games

140 (11 vs. Wests Tigers)

68 tries (6 vs. Raiders)

Tries

68 tries (4 vs. Wests Tigers)

Australia (2010-11)

Honours

NRL Top Points Scorer (2012)