On the back of a thrilling upset win over the defending premiers, Wests Tigers will head into Saturday’s clash against the Titans looking to make it four wins in a row.

Not since 2012 have the joint venture put together a four-game winning streak, but after a determined defensive display and some moments of brilliance in attack against the Cowboys last Sunday at Leichhardt Oval, that streak is well within reach this weekend.

All that stands in the way is a gutsy Gold Coast side — buoyed by a strong season and the arrival of new recruits Nathan Peats, Konrad Hurrell and, of course, Jarryd Hayne.

Saturday’s game will be the first time that Hayne Plane will feature at Campbelltown — the ground he grew up around the corner from — and also the first time the former San Francisco 49er will start in Neil Henry’s side. With Tyrone Roberts and Kane Elgey out injured, Hayne will start in the halves alongside Ashley Taylor in what looms as a huge game for both teams with aspirations of finishing inside the competition’s top eight.

With four games remaining, just one point separates the Panthers in seventh and the Titans in tenth, with the Warriors and Wests Tigers in eighth and ninth respectively.

Get your tickets for Saturday's clash against the Titans as we look to make it four in a row!

Match Details

Date — Saturday, August 13, 2016

Time — 3:00pm AEST (Gates open 10:30am)

Venue — Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Leumeah

 

Match Officials

On-Field Referees — Ben Cummins and Gavin Badger

Touch Judges — Brett Suttor and Dave Ryan

Review Officials — Bernard Sutton, Ben Galea and Jason Robinson

 

TV, Live Stream and Radio Information

TV — Live via Fox Sports 1 (subscription required)

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

Radio — AM 702 ABC Grandstand, FM 104.9 Triple M (check local guides)

 

Confirmed Squads

Wests Tigers

 

Gold Coast Titans

James Tedesco

1

David Mead

David Nofoaluma

2

Anthony Don

Tim Simona

3

Josh Hoffman

Kevin Naiqama

4

Konrad Hurrell

Jordan Rankin

5

Nene Macdonald

Mitchell Moses

6

Jarryd Hayne

Jack Littlejohn

7

Ash Taylor

Aaron Woods (capt.)

8

Luke Douglas

Dene Halatau

9

Nathan Peats

Sauaso Sue

10

Ryan James (capt.)

Josh Aloiai

11

Zeb Taia

Chris Lawrence

12

Chris McQueen

Elijah Taylor

13

Greg Bird

Kyle Lovett

14

David Shillington

Ava Seumanufagai

15

Leivaha Pulu

Tim Grant

16

Agnatius Paasi

Joel Edwards

17

Cameron Cullen

 

18

Ryan Simpkins

 

20

Nathan Friend

Jason Taylor

Coach

Neil Henry

 

2016 Recent Results

Wests Tigers

R17 — Wests Tigers 34 def. Penrith Panthers 26

R18 — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 32 def. Wests Tigers 22

R20 — Wests Tigers 25 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 12

R21 — Wests Tigers 23 def. Parramatta Eels 8

R21 — Wests Tigers 26 def. North Queensland Cowboys 14

 

Gold Coast Titans

R17 — New Zealand Warriors 27 def. Gold Coast Titans 18

R19 — Gold Coast Titans 32 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 12

R20 — Gold Coast Titans 34 def. Parramatta Eels 14

R21 — Cronulla Sharks 18 drew with Gold Coast Titans 18

R22 — New Zealand Warriors 24 def. Gold Coast Titans 14

 

Last Time They Met — Gold Coast Titans 30 def. Wests Tigers 18 (Rd.3, 2016)

After a bright start from Wests Tigers saw them lead 10-0 against the Titans early in the match, the home side produced an attacking masterclass to run in a number of unanswered tries and ensure a 12-point win on the Gold Coast. Wests Tigers centre Kevin Naiqama scored his first career hat-trick in the five tries to four encounter.

 

The History

·       Against the Titans — Played 16, Won 7, Lost 9, Drawn 0

·       At Campbelltown Stadium — Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1, Drawn 0

 

Player to Watch — Konrad Hurrell, Gold Coast Titans

While plenty of the attention leading into the match will be on the “Hayne Plane”, Konrad Hurrell will no doubt prove to be a handful on Saturday and one that Wests Tigers need to contain. Since his move to the Gold Coast, Hurrell has shone on the right edge — scoring two tries and averaging close to 150 metres in his last four games. The battle between him and Tim Simona is always an enthralling one, as the two New Zealand-eligible centres go head-to-head with their attacking class and prowess.

 

Related Reading

—   Mitchell Moses talks about the momentum in the team at the moment (click here)

—   Josh Aloiai reflects on his rookie season and thoughts on Saturday (click here)

—   See all the photos from training this week as we get ready for the Titans (click here)

 

Three Final Facts

—    Wests Tigers have not won four games in a row since 2012

—    David Nofoaluma has scored seven tries in his last six games at Campbelltown

—    Wests Tigers have not played the Gold Coast Titans at Campbelltown since 2011