Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership side will look to keep their season alive when they take on the Wyong Roos in an Elimination Final this Sunday afternoon.
After missing the chance for a week off in last Saturday’s Qualifying Final defeat to the Illawarra Cutters, Paul Stringer’s side will now look to book a spot in the semi-finals when they take on Wyong, who themselves overcame an Elimination Final last week.
The Roos moved into Week Two of the Intrust Super Premiership finals series with a thrilling 19-18 Golden Point win over the Canterbury Bulldogs, and will head into Sunday’s game with plenty of confidence they can continue their recent form having won four of their last five.
Both teams have been boosted by NRL experience for the contest, with the likes of Josh Addo-Carr, Joel Edwards, Curtis Sironen, Eloni Vunakece and Zane Tetevano all named.
When these two sides met during the year, it was Wests Tigers who emerged victorious on both occasions — defeating the Roos 44-16 in Round 3 and 24-22 in Round 10.
The winner of Sunday’s Elimination Final will go on to play Mounties in a semi-final.
Date — Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time — 4:00pm AEST
Venue — Pepper Stadium, Penrith
Radio — Steelesports (click here) and Hawksbury Radio 89.9 FM
Match Referee — Ryan Jackson
Touch Judges — Jay Farlow and Jimmy Oliveria
1. Watson Heleta 2. Charlie Taylor 3. Tyler Cassel 4. Michael Chee Kam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Jack Littlejohn 7. Justin Hunt 8. Jordan Grant 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Wesley Lolo 11. Jackson Williams 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Joel Edwards (Int: 14. Manaia Cherrington 15. Matthew Eisenhuth 16. Dallas Graham 17. Jayden Wheelhouse 19. Manaia Rudolph)
1. Dominic Reardon 2. Kieran Gallagher 3. Luke Garner 4. Matthew Ikuvalu 5. Omar Slaimankhel 6. Joey Lussick 7. Tyler Cornish 8. Jake Lewis 9. Mitchell Williams 10. Eloni Vunakece 11. Justin Toomey-White 12. Christopher Smith 13. Zane Tetevano (Int: 14. Brock Molan 15. Alex Langbridge 16. Pakisonasi Afu 17. Abraham Papalii 18. Carne Doyle-Manga)
R22 — Wests Tigers 22 def. Penrith Panthers 18
R23 — Wests Tigers 39 def. Wentworthville Magpies 14
R24 — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 38 def. Wests Tigers 34
R25 — Wests Tigers 30 def. Newcastle Knights 28
QF1 — Illawarra Cutters 32 def. Wests Tigers 22
R22 — Wyong Roos 20 def. New Zealand Warriors 16
R23 — Wyong Roos 22 def. Penrith Panthers 16
R24 — Wyong Roos 26 def. Newcastle Knights 16
R25 — Illawarra Cutters 28 def. Wyong Roos 20
QF1 — Wyong Roos 19 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18
2016 Season Summary
Position | Wests Tigers (3rd), Wyong Roos (6th)
Points For | Wests Tigers (3rd), Wyong Roos (6th)
Points Against | Wests Tigers (9th), Wyong Roos (8th)
Completion Rate | Wests Tigers (3rd), Wyong Roos (1st)
Linebreaks | Wests Tigers (3rd), Wyong Roos (6th)
Offloads | Wests Tigers (2nd), Wyong Roos (11th)
Missed Tackles | Wests Tigers (2nd), Wyong Roos (4th)
Errors | Wests Tigers (8th), Wyong Roos (11th)
Penalties | Wests Tigers (10th), Wyong Roos (5th)