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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


Tuimoala Lolohea

Kevin Naiqama


Jonathan Wright

Tim Simona


Konrad Hurrell

Chris Lawrencre


Solomone Kata

Pat Richards


Manu Vatuvei

Mitchell Moses


Chad Townsend

Luke Brooks


Shaun Johnson

Aaron Woods


Jacob Lillyman

Robbie Farah (capt.)


Thomas Leuluai

Keith Galloway


Ben Matulino

Curtis Sironen


Bodene Thompson

Kyle Lovett


Ryan Hoffman

Martin Taupau


Simon Mannering (capt.)

Dene Halatau


Nathan Friend

Ava Seumanufagai


Sebastine Ikahihifo

Jack Buchanan


Sam Lisone

Sauaso Sue


Albert Vete

Asipeli Fine


Domonique Peyroux

Jason Taylor


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)


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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