Wests Tigers have today confirmed the Club’s trial match schedule leading into the 2017 National Rugby League season.
Over a three-week period in February, Wests Tigers will take part in the NRL Downer Auckland Nines, face St George Illawarra in Wollongong and host North Queensland at Campbelltown.
Officially kick-starting the Club’s 2017 campaign will be the annual NRL Downer Auckland Nines tournament, which will take place on February 4 and 5 at Eden Park in New Zealand.
The following week will see the Club travel to WIN Stadium for a hit-out against the Dragons on February 11, with Wests Tigers last playing an NRL match at the ground in 2008.
Campbelltown Sports Stadium will host its sixth Wests Tigers trial match in seven years, rounding out the pre-season schedule with a Friday night clash against competition heavyweights North Queensland on February 17.
Wests Tigers Members will once again be granted free entry to the Club’s home trial against the Cowboys, with tickets set to go on sale for non-Members at 9am on January 9.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the NRL trial matches will obviously play a crucial role in the team’s preparations for the upcoming season.
“The Club continues to strengthen its presence in the Macarthur region with the confirmation of our final trial match for 2017 - which is set to bring star-studded North Queensland side to Campbelltown,” he said.
“We will also play a trial match in Wollongong against the Dragons, with the NRL side set to play at WIN Stadium for the first time in over eight years.
“The Club can also confirm that all Wests Tigers Members for the 2017 season will have access to the Cowboys trial as part of their package, increasing the value of becoming a Member as we target another record-breaking year in this department.
“I’m sure Wests Tigers Members and supporters are eager for the footy to be back, with everyone at the Club just as excited as we prepare for a big 2017,” he said.
Wests Tigers Holden Cup and Intrust Super Premiership trial matches will be confirmed in the near future.
2017 Trial Match Schedule
Saturday, February 4 to Sunday, February 5
NRL Auckland Nines (Eden Park, Auckland)
Saturday, February 11
St. George Illawarra vs. Wests Tigers (WIN Stadium, Wollongong, 7:40pm)
Friday, February 17
Wests Tigers vs. North Queensland (Campbelltown Sports Stadium, 7:00pm)
Event Details — Gates open: 6:30pm, Kick-off: 7:00pm
Tickets — On sale: 9am, January 9
FREE for 2017 Wests Tigers Members or $10 entry for General Public.