Wests Tigers will take on the Brisbane Broncos, Canberra Raiders and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in 2018 — important fixtures spread throughout the year that will prove crucial for Ivan Cleary’s side.
Coming back from a tough trip to Melbourne to face the defending premiers in Round 2, Cleary’s men will be pleased to get home to Campbelltown on March 23 when they take on the Brisbane Broncos — a familiar fixture for the two sides throughout the years.
Brisbane’s first game in NSW was in fact at Campbelltown against the then Western Suburbs Magpies in 1988, while Wests Tigers’ first game as a joint-venture was against the Broncos at Campbelltown, with the match ending in a memorable 24-all draw.
Since 2000, the two teams have met six more times at the suburban ground, with the Broncos holding an impressive 6-0 record over Wests Tigers. In fact, the Club’s last win over the Queenslanders in Sydney came in 2005 with their 34-6 Preliminary Final win.
Round 15 will see a battle of the Hume Highway take place as the Canberra Raiders travel up to Campbelltown for a classic Sunday afternoon showdown at Campbelltown.
The last time these two sides met at the venue was in 2014 when Wests Tigers emerged with a gutsy 19-18 victory — defined by a late penalty goal miss by Jarrod Croker that would have given the Raiders victory (2011, anyone?). That win is just one of eight times they’ve beaten the Green Machine at Campbelltown, with just one loss in between.
With the standalone Origin weekend following (and most likely a needed week off in the middle of the year for others), that game could prove to be a crucial one indeed.
With a softer run home than the start of the year, Campbelltown Sports Stadium will also host the Club’s final home game of the 2018 regular season when the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles come to town in Round 24 for the classic Fibros v Silvertails.
Wests Tigers’ last clash against the Sea Eagles saw the team produce the biggest comeback in the past seven years, while their last match at Campbelltown saw a young David Nofoaluma produce a try in the corner that would win the Dally M Try of the Year.
Here’s hoping for many more spectacular finishes when they meet on August 23!
All three Campbelltown games are shaping as classic contests for Wests Tigers in 2018, and you don’t want to miss a moment! Campbelltown and regular season Membership packages are available for all ages and family types — meaning you’ll not only get access to the three games but also the full range of Member benefits and discounts available.
CAMPBELLTOWN SPORTS STADIUM (3 games)
General Admission — $69 Adult, $54 Concession, $149 Family of 4
Premium Reserved — $129 Adult, $89 Concession, $319 Family of 4
DUAL-VENUE SOUTH WEST — ANZ AND CAMPBELLTOWN (7 games)
General Admission — $134 Adult, $114 Concession, $299 Family of 4
Premium Reserved — $279 Adult, $179 Concession, $694 Family of 4
FULL SEASON MEMBERSHIP (12 games)
General Admission — $189 Adult, $154 Concession, $489 Family of 4
Premium Reserved — $374 Adult, $239 Concession, $1009 Family of 4