Competition - Representative Rugby League - AAMI City v Country.

Round - May Representative Round.

Teams - City v Country.

Date - Sunday 8th of May 2016.

Venue - Scully Park, Tamworth NSW.

Photographer - Paul Barkley

An incredible 15 Wests Tigers players took to the field throughout the weekend for representative round with all delivering strong performances and results.

Wests Tigers would like to congratulate all players involved on a great weekend!

See how the boys fared over the weekend with our full wrap up of all the actio below!

Be there as Wests Tigers wear their first ever Indigenous Jersey against the Bulldogs!

DOWNER TEST MATCH — Australia 16 def. New Zealand 0

Wests Tigers Players Involved: Nil

The Holden Kangaroos ended their three-game losing run by keeping a terribly flat New Zealand outfit scoreless in their 16-0 win at Hunter Stadium on Friday evening. First half tries to outside backs Darius Boyd and Greg Inglis proved enough to secure a Kangaroos win against an otherwise rudderless New Zealand outfit, which failed to score a single point in the end.

Click here to see the full Match Report and Match Highlights from the match!

JUNIOR TEST — Junior Kangaroos 34 def. Junior Kiwis 20

Players Involved: JJ Felise (Kangaroos), Junior Tatola (Kangaroos), Esan Marsters (Kiwis)

The Junior Kangaroos made it back-to-back wins over the Junior Kiwis with a convincing 34-20 victory at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta, to kick off Saturday's festival of footy.

Click here to see the full Match Report and Match Highlights from the Match!

 

Wests Tigers Player Stats

JJ Felise (Kangaroos) — 6 runs, 76 metres, 2 tackle busts, 8 tackles, 1 linebreak, 1 try

Junior Tatola (Kangaroos) — 5 runs, 54 metres, 20 tackles

Esan Marsters (Kiwis) — 12 runs, 107 metres, 1 tackle bust, 28 tackles

PACIFIC TEST — Papua New Guinea 24 def. Fiji Bati 22

Players Involved: Rod Griffin (Papua New Guinea)

Papua New Guinea has provided rugby league with a feel-good story of the year after they stormed home to beat Fiji 24-22 in a thriller on Saturday. Fiji led 16-8 at the break but had no answers for a PNG side that helped breathe fresh air into the international game. 

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Wests Tigers Player Stats

Rod Griffin (PNG) — 13 runs, 131 metres, 5 tackle busts, 34 tackles, 3 offloads

PACIFIC TEST — Toa Samoa 18 def. Mate Ma'a Tonga 6

Players Involved: Tim Simona (Samoa), Sauaso Sue (Samoa)

A raucous Pirtek Stadium crowd witnessed a special night of rugby league as Samoa held on to beat Tonga 18-6 in a thoroughly entertaining encounter on Saturday night. 

Played in front of 15,225 passionate fans, the two Pacific nations put on a cracking show to cap off what had been an incredible festival of representative footy.

Click here to see the full Match Report and Match Highlights from the game!

 

Wests Tigers Player Stats

Tim Simona (Samoa) — 10 runs, 102 metres, 2 tackle busts, 4 tackles, 2 offloads

Sauaso Sue (Samoa) — 13 runs, 122 metres, 1 tackle bust, 28 tackles

RESIDENTS GAME — NSW Residents 30 def. QLD Residents 16

Players Involved: Josh Drinkwater, Elijah Taylor, Justin Hunt, Asipeli Fine (all NSW)

NSW registered a commanding 30-16 victory over QLD in Sunday's Residents clash at Langlands Park in Brisbane. QLD started the match very flat and NSW capitalised, leading from start to finish in what was the first win for the side in this fixture since 2013. 

All four Wests Tigers players were heavily involved in the match, with Josh Drinkwater taking out the Man of the Match award following his two try-assists and a try as well, while Justin Hunt (two try-assists) and Asipeli Fine (one try) also made the stat-sheet.

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CITY V COUNTRY — City Origin 44 def. Country Origin 30

Players Involved: Chris Lawrence, Curtis Sironen, David Nofoaluma, Kyle Lovett (all City)

City Origin winger Aaron Gray scored four tries as his side claimed an emphatic upset victory over Country Origin at Scully Park in Tamworth on Sunday afternoon.

Led by Wests Tigers forward Chris Lawrence, City Origin led at half-time and blew their opponents away in the second half before emerging with an eventual 14-point victory.

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Wests Tigers Player Stats:

Chris Lawrence (City) — 13 runs, 118 metres, 25 tackles

David Nofoaluma (City) — 2 runs, 9 metres (left game early due to injury)

Curtis Sironen (City) — 5 runs, 48 metres, 14 tackles, 1 offload, 1 linebreak assist

Kyle Lovett (City) — 12 runs, 125 metres, 1 try, 1 try-assist, 1 linebreak, 18 tackles

 

OTHER RESULTS

Kiwi Ferns 26 def. Harvey Norman Jillaroos 16 

Cook Islands 30 def. Lebanon 20 — Chance Peni playing for Cook Islands.