Wests Tigers will take on the Penrith Panthers this Sunday in their first home game of 2017 at Campbelltown Stadium — a ground with plenty of magical moments!
We look back on the top five wins at Campbelltown Stadium in the Club's history!
5. 2000, Round 14 — Wests Tigers 28 def. Sydney Roosters 24
After playing an enthralling draw against the Brisbane Broncos in their first ever game at Campbelltown, Wests Tigers would get their maiden win at the venue in Round 14, sneaking home 28-24 against the Roosters. Taking control of the match following a number of errors from the visitors, Wests Tigers were led by fullback Joel Caine (who posted 16 of his side's 28 points), while Matt Seers, John Skandalis and Shane Walker also crossed for tries. Shannon Hegarty grabbed a hat-trick for the Roosters in defeat.
4. 2010, Round 12 — Wests Tigers 50 def. New Zealand Warriors 6
With Friday Night Football returning to Campbelltown in 2010, Wests Tigers gave the fans something to remember with an emphatic 50-6 win over the New Zealand Warriors — one of just four times the joint-venture has cracked the half-century mark at the venue. Despite leading just 16-6 at half-time, Wests Tigers blew the Warriors away with a 34-0 second half in a nine tries to one victory. The outside backs proved deadly for Wests Tigers with Geoff Daniela (3), Lote Tuqiri (2), Chris Lawrence and Beau Ryan all crossing for points, while Mark Flanagan and Robbie Farah also crossed the stripe in the 44-point victory.
3. 2014, Round 16 — Wests Tigers 19 def. Canberra Raiders 18
In a game marred by a second season-ending injury to star fullback James Tedesco, it was a moment of composure from veteran five-eighth Braith Anasta that steered Wests Tigers home when they faced the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium midway through the 2014 season. Leading 18-12 at the break courtesy of tries to David Nofoaluma (2) and Pat Richards but down to just one man on the bench, Jarrod Croker leveled the match late in the piece before Anasta's field goal from 25m out gave the home side the lead once again. In a repeat of the famous Semi Final between the two, Croker had a chance to steal the win with a penalty goal in the dying moments but, just like that fated day for the Raiders at GIO Stadium, was unable to convert — allowing Wests Tigers to hang on for a thrilling one-point victory.
2. 2010, Round 18 — Wests Tigers 15 def. Gold Coast Titans 14
An audacious Benji Marshall from 50m out on the stroke of half-time might have seemed like a strange move with his side leading 9-8 at the break, but it turned out to be a masterstroke from the New Zealand international as it proved to be the difference come full-time for Wests Tigers. A late try from Kevin Gordon and sideline conversion from Mat Rogers had threatened to turn into a stunning comeback for the Titans, but some stirring defence allowed Wests Tigers to keep the visitors at bay and emerge with the win.
1. 2001, Round 23 — Wests Tigers 36 def. Newcastle Knights 32
The greatest comeback in Club history — against the eventual premiers that year — has to come in first place on our top five wins at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Trailing 24-0 with 15 minutes still remaining in the first half, Wests Tigers showed tremendous resilience and courage to claw their way back in to the match, with Kevin McGuinness capping off the comeback with a try in the final moments of the match. He was one of six Wests Tigers try-scorers on the night — a memory that few in attendance will ever, ever forget.