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Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership side will look to make it three wins in a row this weekend when they take on the Newtown Jets at Henson Park on Saturday.

Wests Tigers were made to work for their victory last week against the Bulldogs, with the match locked at 4-4 for the majority of the first half, before a blistering attacking spell saw the home side blow the match wide open and eventually emerge with a 32-14 victory.

Captain Asipeli Fine was again a standout for the side, while young guns Watson Heleta and Jacob Liddle continue to show plenty of promising signs in the competition.

The result came on the back of a dominant 44-16 win over the Wyong Roos the week prior, with the two results coinciding with the return of Jack Littlejohn and Josh Drinkwater in the halves together. Littlejohn was absent in the side's Round 1 win over the Sea Eagles due to first-grade commitments, and missed the Round 2 loss against the Warriors with a training injury, but his return alongside Drinkwater has given Wests Tigers an increased potency in attack in the past fortnight and a much improved kicking game.

Paul Stringer's side will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on the Jets, in what is always a tough encounter in front of the Newtown faithful at Henson Park.

Newtown come into the match on the back of a 26-20 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles in Round 4, having narrowly gone down 20-18 to the New Zealand Warriors in Round 3. The Jets will be boosted by the inclusion of players such as Mitch Brown, Fa'amanu Brown, Junior Roqica, Matt McIlwrick and Jesse Sene-Lefao this week, and will certainly prove to be tough opposition for a Wests Tigers side looking to make it three wins in a row.

Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 3:00pm on Saturday, April 2 at Henson Park, with live radio coverage of the match available on Steelesport (click here for more).

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1. Watson Heleta
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Chance Peni
4. Nathan Milone
5. Jayden Wheelhouse
6. Jack Litttlejohn
7. Josh Drinkwater
8. Joel Edwards
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Jordan Grant
11. Michael Chee Kam
12. Asipeli Fine (capt.)
13. Rod Griffin

14. Jeremy Marshall-King
15. Dallas Graham
16. Tyler Cassel
17. Lamar Liolevave

Coach: Paul Stringer



1. Arana Taumata
2. Mitch Brown (capt.)
3. Travis Robinson
4. Matt Evans
5. Jacob Gagan
6. Josh Cleeland
7. Fa'amanu Brown
8. Junior Roqica
9. Matt McIlwrick
10. Jesse Sene-Lefao
11. Kurt Kapewell
12. Anthony Moraitis
13. Kurt Kara

14. Jason Schirnack
15. Jaline Graham
16. Kurt Dillon
17. Malaki Houma

Coach: Greg Matterson


Wests Tigers Leading Try-Scorers (after Round 4)

Josh Addo-Carr — 4 tries

Chance Peni — 4 tries

Watson Heleta — 3 tries

Jayden Wheelhouse — 3 tries

Jordan Grant — 2 tries


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