Wests Tigers will look to record back-to-back wins this Saturday when they travel across the ditch to take on the New Zealand Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium.

Coming off an adrenalin-filled 22-6 win over the Parramatta Eels that saw them run in four tries in the final 10 minutes, Jason Taylor’s side will head to Auckland with plenty of confidence this week that they can repeat their winning performance from Round 5.

Notably tougher to beat at home than on the road, the Warriors return to New Zealand after being demolished by the Melbourne Storm in Round 5, and in desperate need of a win, having not won since their Round 3 victory over the Parramatta Eels.

Both teams are essentially unchanged from their previous start, so it’s shaping as a good test for Taylor’s men against a Warriors side capable of beating anyone on their day.

Who will walk away with the two competition points? Read on for a full match preview including all the key details, viewing information, team news, analysis and more.

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Match Details

Date — Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time — 7:30pm local time (5:30pm AEDT)

Venue — Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Match Officials

Referees — Gavin Badger and Chris Sutton

Touch Judges — Nick Beashell and Anthony Elliot

Video Referees — Bernard Sutton and Steve Folkes

 

TV, Live Stream and Radio Information

TV — Live via Fox Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 (NZ only)

Radio — Live via AM 702 ABC Grandstand and AM 873 2GB (check local guides)

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

Click here to follow Wests Tigers on Twitter for all live scores and commentary of the game.

 

Tickets and Membership

Tickets are available via Ticketek, with General Admission starting at $25 (click here).

 

Confirmed Squads

Wests Tigers

 

New Zealand Warriors

James Tedesco

1

Tuimoala Lolohea

Kevin Naiqama

2

Jonathan Wright

Tim Simona

3

Konrad Hurrell

Chris Lawrencre

4

Solomone Kata

Pat Richards

5

Manu Vatuvei

Mitchell Moses

6

Chad Townsend

Luke Brooks

7

Shaun Johnson

Aaron Woods

8

Jacob Lillyman

Robbie Farah (capt.)

9

Thomas Leuluai

Keith Galloway

10

Ben Matulino

Curtis Sironen

11

Bodene Thompson

Kyle Lovett

12

Ryan Hoffman

Martin Taupau

13

Simon Mannering (capt.)

Dene Halatau

14

Nathan Friend

Ava Seumanufagai

15

Sebastine Ikahihifo

Jack Buchanan

16

Sam Lisone

Sauaso Sue

17

Albert Vete

Asipeli Fine

18

Domonique Peyroux

Jason Taylor

Coach

Andrew McFadden

 

2015 Recent Results

Wests Tigers

R1 — Wests Tigers 19 def. Gold Coast Titans 18

R2 — Wests Tigers 22 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 4

R3 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 def. Wests Tigers 6

R4 — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 25 def. Wests Tigers 24

R5 — Wests Tigers 22 def. Parramatta Eels 6

 

New Zealand Warriors

R1 — Newcastle Knights 24 def. New Zealand Warriors 14

R2 — New Zealand Warriors 18 def. Canberra Raiders 6

R3 — New Zealand Warriors 29 def. Parramatta Eels 16

R4 — Brisbane Broncos 24 def. New Zealand Warriors 16

R5 — Melbourne Storm 30 def. New Zealand Warriors 14

 

Match History

·       Against the Warriors — Played 23: Won 11, Lost 12

·       At Mount Smart Stadium — Played 9: Won 4, Lost 5

 

Three Key Facts

·       Wests Tigers have lost three of their past four games against the Warriors.

·       James Tedesco has scored 15 tries in his last 17 games for Wests Tigers.

·       With 73 points against, Wests Tigers have conceded the fewest points against in their opening six games for the year in Club history (next best: 90 points, 2011).

 

2015 Key Player Stats

 

Wests Tigers

New Zealand Warriors

Most points

Pat Richards (41 points)

Shaun Johnson (27 points)

Most hit-ups

Aaron Woods (79 hit-ups)

Ryan Hoffman (75 hit-ups)

Most metres

Aaron Woods (890 metres)

Manu Vatuvei (865 metres)

Most tackles

Robbie Farah (226 tackles)

Simon Mannering (254 tackles)