Wests Tigers will face a familiar opponent in their second pool match of the 2015 Auckland Nines when they take on the Gold Coast Titans.

These two teams met back in the group stage of the inaugural competition last year, with the Titans getting the points in a thrilling match that saw several spectacular tries.

It’s shaping as another top matchup again this time around too, with both teams potentially needing a win to keep their title hopes alive.

Let’s take a look at how this second pool stage match shapes up.

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Match Details

Date — Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time — 4:15pm AEDT (6:15pm 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

Gold Coast Titans

Sitaleki Akauola

William Zillman (capt.)

Nathan Brown

James Roberts

Jack Buchanan

Anthony Don

Manaia Cherrington

David Mead

Josh Drinkwater

Josh Hoffman

Asipeli Fine

Brad Tighe

Salesi Funaki

Kalifa Faifai Loa

Delouise Hoeter

Aidan Sezer

Chris Lawrence (capt.)

Daniel Mortimer

Lamar Liolevave

Christian Hazard

Kyle Lovett

Kierran Moseley

Joel Luani

Ryan James

Kevin Naiqama

Mark Ioane

Pat Richards

Matthew White

Brenden Santi

Lachlan Burr

Ava Seumanufagai

David Taylor

Tim Simona

Matt Robinson

Sauaso Sue

Kane Elgey

Coach: Jason Taylor

Coach: Neil Henry

 

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

 

Gold Coast Titans

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

Game II — Newcastle Knights 25 def. Gold Coast Titans 14

Game III — Cronulla Sharks 30 def. Gold Coast Titans 14

 

Key Matchup: Kevin Naiqama vs. James Roberts

Kevin Naiqama

 

James Roberts

25

Age

21

Centre, Wing, Fullback

Position

Fullback, Wing

R26, 2010 (vs. Storm)

FG Debut

R7, 2011 (vs. Bulldogs)

23 (0 vs. Titans)

NRL Games

28 (0 vs. Wests Tigers)

16 (0 vs. Titans)

Tries

16 (0 vs. Wests Tigers)

Fiji (2009-14)

Honours

NYC Team of the Year (2011)

Jack Gibson Medal (2013)