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Wests Tigers NYC Holden Cup side square off against the Canberra Raiders in an Elimination Final this Sunday, September 13 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

After both sides picked up wins last weekend to book their spot in the finals series, the two teams  — who both have a strong history of success in the NYC competition — will now go into sudden-death mode as the look to keep their premiership hopes alive.

Brett Kimmorley’s Wests Tigers side head into the match with plenty of confidence, having picked up a win and a draw in their final four matches of the regular season.

By contrast, the Raiders’ win over the Parramatta Eels was the first time they’d won since Round 22, but Mick Mantelli’s side do have the boost of knowing that they can beat this week’s opponents, having done so on both times they met throughout this season.

With the winner going to to play the loser of the Penrith Panthers (1st) and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (4th) clash on Saturday, it’s shaping as a blockbuster finals clash once again between two sides with plenty of history in the domestic competition.

In 2009, Wests Tigers knocked the Raiders out of the finals with a 42-34 semi-final win. In 2013, Canberra then returned the favour with a 36-16 semi-final victory, but not before Wests Tigers clinched the 2012 Grand Final with a 46-6 thrashing of the Raiders.

How will Part Four of their finals history play out on Sunday afternoon? Read on for a full match preview including all the team news, statistics, game day information and more.

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Match Details

Date — Sunday, September 13, 2015

Time — 1:30pm AEST (Gates open 1:00pm)

Venue — Allianz Stadium, Sydney


Match Officials

On-Field Referees — Peter Gough and Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges — Tim Roby and Chris Treneman

Video Referees — David Munro and Daniel Irvine


TV, Live Stream and Radio Information

TV — Live via Fox Sports 1 from 1:15pm (subscription required)

Live Stream — Live via Foxtel Go from 1:15pm (subscription required)

Twitter — Click here to follow us on Twitter for all live scores and commentary!


Confirmed Squads

Wests Tigers


Canberra Raiders

Sione Alofi


Chevi Ellis

Ryland Jacobs


Thomas Cronin

Obed Karwhin


Jack Williams

Marion Seve


Jack Hickson

Jayden Wheelhouse


Cameron Booth

Te Maire Martin (capt.)


Lachlan Lewis

Jeremy Marshall-King


Dylan McGrath

Junior Tatola


Morgan Boyle

Jacob Liddle


Zac Woolford

JJ Felise


Tevita Pangai Jnr.

Matthew Woods (capt.)


Jared McIlwrick

Bayley Sironen


Kalani Going

Tyler Cassel


Luke Bateman

Veiru Mapesone


Adam Lucas

Pio Sokobalava


Daniel Dole

Raymond Stone


Jordan Aiono-Fatu

Esan Marsters


Cleveland McGhie



Taniela Moa



William Samuel



Ezra Howe

Brett Kimmorley


Mick Mantelli


2015 Recent Results

Wests Tigers

R22 — Canberra Raiders 36 def. Wests Tigers 34

R23 — Wests Tigers 54 def. Newcastle Knights 12

R24 — Wests Tigers 46 def. Cronulla Sharks 20

R25 — Wests Tigers 16 drew New Zealand Warriors 16

R26 — Wests Tigers 30 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 26


Canberra Raiders

R22 — Canberra Raiders 36 def. Wests Tigers 34

R23 — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 46 def. Canberra Raiders 18

R24 — Gold Coast Titans 40 def. Canberra Raiders 12

R25 — Penrith Panthers 38 def. Wests Tigers 8

R26 — Canberra Raiders 44 def. Parramatta Eels 18


2015 Head-to-Head — Played 2, Won 0, Lost 2

·       Rd.7 — Canberra Raiders 40 def. Wests Tigers 32 (click here for the Match Report)

·       Rd.22 — Canberra Raiders 36 def. Wests Tigers 34 (click here for the Match Report)


Key Stats Leaders


Wests Tigers

Canberra Raiders

Most tries

Obed Karwhin (21 tries)

Esan Marsters (13 tries)

Thomas Cronin (12 tries)

Cameron Booth (12 tries)

Most points

Matthew Woods (108 points)

Lachlan Croker (86 points)

Most hit-ups

JJ Felise (251 hit-ups)

Tevita Pangai Jnr. (244 hit-ups)

Most metres

JJ Felise (2958 metres)

Jack Williams (2671 metres)

Most tackles

Jacob Liddle (691 tackles)

Jack Williams (625 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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