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Wests Tigers revised 2020 draw snapshot

Here is all you need to know about the Wests Tigers' revised 2020 Telstra Premiership draw.

The Lowdown

Teams they play twice

Knights, Bulldogs, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Eels

Teams they play once

Dragons, Sharks, Titans, Raiders, Cowboys, Broncos, Warriors, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Storm

Day-by-day breakdown

Thursday - 2 games, Friday - 3, Saturday - 10, Sunday - 5

The restart

The Tigers are back in action at Bankwest Stadium against Cronulla before a trip to Suncorp to take on the Titans, followed by back-to-back home games at Campbelltown Stadium against the Raiders and Cowboys. They only beat two of those opponents last season (Gold Coast and North Queensland) so it's a tricky month coming up.

Five key matches

Sharks (Round 3, Bankwest Stadium): With a rivalry between the clubs stemming from a mass migration of Tigers players to the Sharks a few years ago, the teams clashed in the final round last season to decide their finals fates. Cronulla ran away convincing winners and the Tigers will have had months to stew over it by the time Magic Round arrives. That's followed by another late-season duel.

Cowboys (Round 7, Campbelltown Stadium): There was action and controversy aplenty when the Tigers snatched an extra-time win over North Queensland after being awarded a late penalty try in 2019. They steamrolled the Cowboys 28-4 next time to rub salt in the wounds. Expect to see the North Queenslanders fired up for this one.

Panthers (Round 8, Campbelltown Stadium; Round 16, Venue TBC): After Ivan Cleary departed Concord to return to Penrith last season, he had early success against his old club as son Nathan kicked a golden-point field goal. But the Tigers ran riot in the next outing to claim a 30-4 win. No doubt there will still be some feeling in the new season.

The best are coming back

Eels (Round 11, Venue TBC; Round 20, Venue TBC): The Tigers were shellacked 51-6 and 30-18 by the Eels at the shared Bankwest Stadium last year. They'll return to the venue at least once in 2020 (venues have not been confirmed beyond round nine at this stage), and Michael Maguire's troops will want to prove it's their jungle this season.

Knights (Round 13, Venue TBC): The club's finest 2019 performance was the 44-point thrashing that ended Newcastle's remote finals ambitions. Until the start of this season the Tigers had won five of their past six against the Knights, but after losing to Newcastle in round two they'll be keen to make amends here.

It's game on

Toughest stretch

The Tigers have had an unhappy knack of finishing just outside the top eight and if they are to break into the finals this year they'll have to overcome a tough run home, with their final four match-ups being against heavyweight sides Manly, Souths, Melbourne and Parramatta.

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