See where Wests Tigers stand in all three grades after a big weekend of action that saw the Club come away with one win and two losses from their three matches.

The weekend began in perfect fashion, with Wests Tigers Holden Cup side producing a stunning upset to down the defending premiers and top-of-the-table Penrith Panthers 22-14 at Pepper Stadium. However, the NRL side couldn’t reproduce that result later when they took the field later that night, as the Panthers ran out convincing 40-10 winners in the end.

Having already booked their place in the finals last week, Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership side travelled to Brookvale Oval on Sunday and almost produced the most incredible of upsets against the Sea Eagles. Down to 12 men following Michael Chee Kam’s send off, Wests Tigers trailed by 16 points on two occasions in the second half but continued to fight back in the match — eventually going down 38-34 in the end.

See where the Club stands in all three grades with just two weeks remaining in the season!

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Round 24 Results, Standings

NRL

Record: Played 22, Won 10, Lost 12, Drawn 0

Position: 10th (24 points)

Last Result: Lost 40-10 vs. Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium

Top Try-Scorers: James Tedesco (14), David Nofoaluma (14), Kevin Naiqama (10)

Remaining Fixtures: R25 v New Zealand Warriors (A), R26 v Canberra Raiders (H)

Comment: Wests Tigers were unable to take points off the seventh-placed Panthers on Friday night and now must overtake the Gold Coast Titans to sneak their way into the top eight. If the Titans lose their last two (against the Panthers and Cowboys) and Wests Tigers win their last two (against the Warriors and Raiders), they’ll play finals footy.

 

HOLDEN CUP

Record: Played 22, Won 12, Lost 8, Drawn 2

Position: 5th (30 points)

Last Result: Won 22-14 vs. Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium

Top Try-Scorers: Obed Karwhin (12), Veiru Mapesone (9), Jacob Liddle (9)

Remaining Fixtures: R25 v New Zealand Warriors (A), R26 v Canberra Raiders (H)

Comment: A huge win on Friday night guaranteed Wests Tigers Holden Cup side a finals berth for the sixth consecutive season, with the focus in the final two weeks on a possible top four finish. Wests Tigers now sit just one point outside the top four, with games against the 14th-placed Warriors and eighth-placed Raiders remaining in the season.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

Record: Played 21, Won 13, Lost 8, Drawn 0

Position: 3rd (32 points)

Last Result: Lost 38-34 vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval

Top Try-Scorers: Josh Addo-Carr (18), Watson Heleta (11), Chance Peni (10)

Remaining Fixtures: Round 25, Away vs. Newcastle Knights (12th)

Comment: Wests Tigers missed a huge chance to possibly finish second on the ladder, with Illawarra’s loss to Wentworthville seeing the Cutters still sit two points ahead with one game remaining. Down 67 points in for-and-against, it appears highly unlikely that Paul Stringer’s side will finish any higher than third, but they will be looking to confirm a top four spot on Saturday against the bottom-of-the-table Newcastle Knights. They would have to lose and have New Zealand beat Penrith to finish outside the top four, meaning their likely matchup in the first week of the finals will be against the Cutters.

 

Round 25 Fixtures

NRL

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (4th) vs. North Queensland Cowboys (5th)

Melbourne Storm (1st) vs. Brisbane Broncos (6th)

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (12th) vs. Canberra Raiders (3rd)

Gold Coast Titans (8th) vs. Penrith Panthers (7th)

Cronulla Sharks (2nd) vs. Sydney Roosters (13th)

New Zealand Warriors (9th) vs. Wests Tigers (10th)

Newcastle Knights (16th) vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs (14th)

Parramatta Eels (15th) vs. St. George-Illawarra Dragons (11th)

 

HOLDEN CUP

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (13th) vs. North Queensland Cowboys (2nd)

Melbourne Storm (11th) vs. Brisbane Broncos (10th)

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (16th) vs. Canberra Raiders (8th)

Gold Coast Titans (12th) vs. Penrith Panthers (1st)

Cronulla Sharks (7th) vs. Sydney Roosters (3rd)

New Zealand Warriors (14th) vs. Wests Tigers (5th)

Newcastle Knights (9th) vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs (15th)

Parramatta Eels (6th) vs. St. George-Illawarra Dragons (4th)

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

North Sydney Bears (10th) vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (8th)

Newtown Jets (4th) vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (11th)

Mounties RLFC (1st) vs. Wentworthville Magpies (7th)

Wyong Roos (6th) vs. Illawarra Cutters (2nd)

New Zealand Warriors (5th) vs. Penrith Panthers (9th)

Newcastle Knights (12th) vs. Wests Tigers (3rd)