Wests Tigers will be looking to bounce back this Saturday night when they take on the Gold Coast Titans at Scully Park in Tamworth.

After a tough week for Wests Tigers following their Easter Monday defeat to the Eels, the side will be looking to re-enter the winners circle this weekend against a Titans side on the lookout for a third win in a row after two good wins at home.

In a boost for the side, Robbie Farah has been cleared to play after his concussion knock last week, while Luke Garner (concussion) and Michael Chee Kam (suspension) are late withdrawals and will not feature on Saturday.

Halfback Luke Brooks is also free to play this week after taking the early guilty plea for a Grade 1 Dangerous Throw on Eels hooker Reed Mahoney.

Paul Momirovski, Elijah Taylor, David Nofoaluma and Chris McQueen have once again been named as reserves, having all featured for the club's Canterbury Cup side on Monday after originally being named in the 21-man NRL squad last week.

Two of those will likely come in to the team on game day, with Coach Michael Maguire remaining tight-lipped as to what the possible late changes will be.


For the Titans, captain Ryan James is out with a season-ending ACL injury while Kevin Proctor returns after suffering a quad injury in warm-up last week.

Keegan Hipgrave has been named on the bench in place of Jack Stockwell. Jarrod Wallace is facing his second game of suspension and will be unavailable.

The visitors have a good record over Wests Tigers with five wins in their past six meetings, while Wests Tigers have proven to be incredibly adapt at bouncing back from heavy defeats — the side have won six of their last eight NRL games the week after conceding 50+ points, including their last three such fixtures on the bounce.

Match: Wests Tigers v Titans

Round 7 -

Full Time
Wests Tigers

Home Team

Wests Tigers

Scored 30 points
Titans

Away Team

Titans

Scored 14 points

Venue: Scully Park

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS
  • KAYO

MATCH DETAILS

Date — Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time — 5:30pm AEST

Venue — Scully Park, Tamworth

TV, RADIO AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION

TV — Live via FOX League (Ch.502)

Radio — AM 702 ABC Grandstand, AM 2GB 873, FM 104.9 Triple M Sydney

Live Stream — Foxtel Go, KAYO, NRL Digital Pass, Watch NRL Streaming (int.)

LATEST NEDS ODDS

H2H — Wests Tigers ($1.67), Gold Coast Titans ($2.18)

Line — Wests Tigers -2.5 ($1.90), Gold Coast Titans + 2.5 ($1.90)

Odds correct on Thursday, April 25 — 18+ only and gamble responsibly

LATEST TEAM NEWS

Wests Tigers — Robbie Farah has been cleared to play, while Luke Garner (concussion) and Michael Chee Kam (suspension) are out. Elijah Taylor has been named to return to the side and will replace Garner in the back row.

Gold Coast Titans — Captain Ryan James is out with a season-ending ACL injury while Kevin Proctor makes a return from injury. Keegan Hipgrave has been named on the bench in place of Jack Stockwell, but remains in some doubt. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Michael Gordon
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe Fonua
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Robert Jennings
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Tyrone Peachey
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Brian Kelly
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Dale Copley
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Tyrone Roberts
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley Taylor

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 14 Ben Matulino
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Shannon Boyd
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 21 Chris McQueen
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Josh Aloiai
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Phillip Sami
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Max King
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Paul Momirovski
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jai Whitbread
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 19 Elijah Taylor
    Interchange for Titans is number 18 Jack Stockwell


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Overall — Played 20, Gold Coast Titans 12, Wests Tigers 8

Last Time They Met — Gold Coast Titans 30 def. Wests Tigers 12

*** This is the first meting between the two sides at Scully Park, Tamworth

MATCH OFFICIALS

Match Referees — Peter Gough and Jon Stone

Touch Judges — Mark Bohan and Kasey Badger

Review Officials — Ben Lowe and Steve Chiddy