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Competition - NYC Premiership Round. Round - Round 21. Teams - Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers. Date - 30th of July 2016. Venue - ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park, NSW. Photographer - Paul Barkley.

After securing a finals berth last week, Wests Tigers Holden Cup side will look to keep the pressure up when they take on the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday.

Full of confidence after defeating the top-of-the-table Penrith Panthers at their home ground last Friday night to secure a finals finish for the sixth year in a row, Willie Peters' side will now turn their attention to securing a possible top-four finish in season 2016.

With just two games remaining in the year, Wests Tigers (6th) sit locked in a fight for third and fourth, with just two points separating the Roosters (3rd) and Parramatta Eels (7th).

Remarkably, Round 25 will see several key matches in the race for the top four with Cronulla (5th) and the Roosters (3rd) facing off, as well as the Eels (7th) and Dragons (4th).

Given they have the second best points differential (+139) of the five teams and a favourable draw against the New Zealand Warriors (14th) and Canberra Raiders (8th), Peters side will certainly fancy their chances to grab an all important top four spot.

Wests Tigers have been boosted for Sunday's game with the naming of fullback Daniel Roberts, who was the victim of a dangerous tackle from the Panthers in last Friday's game — resulting in him being stretchered from the field and several players suspended.

He will line up in the No. 1 jersey on, while junior Kiwi international forward Esan Marsters moves to the centres and will be keen to deliver a big game in Auckland.

The 2014 Holden Cup premiers, New Zealand have endured a tough season in the Holden Cup — coming into Sunday's game with just one win from their last six matches.

Their home record of six wins and four losses is impressive, however, while Wests Tigers have recorded four wins and five defeats on the road this season — including three defeats in matches they have flown to (Titans, Round 3; Broncos, Round 12; Storm, Round 16).

When these two teams met back in Round 1, it resulted in a 26-12 win to Wests Tigers.

Sunday's match against the Warriors will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 from 11:30am.

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Don't miss our last home game of the year against the Raiders at Leichhardt Oval!


New Zealand Warriors (14th) vs. Wests Tigers (6th)

Sunday, August 28 at 11:45am AEST (1:45pm NZST)

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

WESTS TIGERS — 1. Daniel Roberts 2. Roman Ioelu 3. Toa Mata'afa 4. Esan Marsters 5. Obed Karwhin 6. Veiru Mapesone 7. Thomas Bartley 8. Ray Stone 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Taniela Paseka 11. Jakob Giles 12. Mark McCormack 13. Jack Wheelhouse (Interchange: 14. Daniel Peck 15. Lenny Sauni 16. Trent Pye 17. Rhys Sciglitano 18. Pio Sokobalava)

NZ WARRIORS — 1. Kane Telea 2. Lewis Soosemea 3. Melino Fineanganofo 4. Junior Pauga 5. Matt Faitotoa 6. Dylan Tavita 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Kenese Kenese 9. Sheldon Pitama 10. Mattais Heimuli 11. Ofahiki Ogden 12. Marata Niukore 13. Chris Sio (Interchange: 14. Jerome Mamea 15. Joseph Vuna 16. Preston Riki 17. Elijah Sufia)


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