It was an action-packed weekend for Wests Tigers as a number of players featured in the NRL Representative Round.
Wests Tigers had a number of contracted players in action throughout the Representative Round, starting with four women who ran out at North Sydney Oval for the U/18's and senior Blues sides. Of particular notoriety was Botille Vette-Welsh, who became the first Wests Tigers female to play State of Origin with the Blues running out victorious in both matches courtesy of their strong defence.
On Saturday, an emotional Benji Marshall and Esan Marsters took centre stage for Michael Maguire's Kiwis as they defeated Tonga 34-14 at Mount Smart Stadium.
Robbie Farah and Bilal Maarbani proudly represented Lebanon as they went down to Fiji, while Michael Chee Kam, David Nofoaluma and Josh Aloiai all helped Samoa to a dominant victory over Papua New Guinea at Leichhardt Oval.
Marshall thankful for emotional week
On Sunday, captain Moses Mbye featured for Queensland as they went down to the Blues in Perth with the Origin series now locked at one game apiece.
Game Three will be played on Wednesday, July 10 at ANZ Stadium.
Wests Tigers also had its Jersey Flegg side in action on Saturday, with the young guns going down 24-22 in a tight contest against the in-form Penrith Panthers.
2020 Development Player Zac Cini scored a double as the hosts threatened a late upset but they couldn't quite get there in the end against the top four side.
Western Suburbs Magpies also suffered a defeat to Asquith in Ron Massey, but retained fifth spot on the ladder despite going down 20-4 in tough conditions.
Round 15 will see Wests Tigers face off against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in all four grades — NRL, Canterbury Cup, Jersey Flegg and Harvey Norman Women's.
Match: Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs
Round 15 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
ROUND 14 RESULTS
Jersey Flegg — Penrith Panthers 24 def. Wests Tigers 22 (Details)
Ron Massey — Asquith Magpies 20 def. Western Suburbs 4 (Details)
U/18 Women's State of Origin — New South Wales 24 def. Queensland 4 (Details)
Women State of Origin — New South 14 def. Queensland 4 (Details)
Women's International — New Zealand 46 def. Samoa 8 (Details)
Men's International — New Zealand 34 def. Tonga 14 (Details)
Women's International — Fiji 28 def. Papua New Guinea 0 (Details)
Men's International — Fiji 58 def. Lebanon 14 (Details)
Men's International — Samoa 24 def. Papua New Guinea 6 (Details)
Men's State of Origin — New South Wales 38 def. Queensland 6 (Details)
Thursday, June 27 at Bankwest Stadium
7:50 pm — NRL, Wests Tigers vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sunday, June 30 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium
11:20 am — Harvey Norman Women's, Wests Tigers vs. South Sydney
1:10 pm — Canterbury Cup, Western Suburbs Magpies vs. South Sydney
3:10 pm — Jersey Flegg, Wests Tigers vs. South Sydney