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Wests Tigers kick off Touch Football season in New Zealand

Wests Tigers Men's and Women's NRL Touch Premiership sides have kicked off their 2019 season today in New Zealand.

Travelling across the ditch to New Zealand, both sides were eager to begin their competition on a high. Playing prior to the NRL game, the men’s side went on to defeat the Warriors in a thrilling 7-5 victory while our women’s were competitive throughout the match before defeating going down in a close 8-7 defeat.

Last season, both Wests Tigers sides reached the final in 2018 with the Women winning and the Men going down in Golden Point, and with a new-look competition in 2019, it's shaping as an even bigger year for those interested in the Touch Football game.

2019 NRL Touch Premiership: Rd.5, Warriors vs. Wests Tigers

The second year of the elite touch football tournament has expanded significantly with more NRL clubs involved and about four times as many game days at many more stadiums around the country and in New Zealand. 

Next Friday night will see both sides gearing up to face the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium.

Wests Tigers touch sides will be played as curtain-raisers to our Round 15, 16 and 20 NRL games. Get your touch football membership today!

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