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Wests Tigers will be desperate to bounce back from consecutive defeats when they take on the North Queensland Cowboys at Campbelltown Stadium this Saturday for their Round 6 clash.

After a much-improved performance against a quality Canberra Raiders since last weekend, Wests Tigers will head in to Saturday's game with improved confidence but still wary of the job at hand to get back in the winners' circle.

Wests Tigers enter Round 6 sitting in ninth position with two wins and three defeats, but can climb back in to the top eight should they triumph over the Cowboys — a side similarly coming in to the clash on the back of consecutive defeats.

North Queensland were dealt another blow in last week's loss to the New Zealand Warriors with star fullback Valentine Holmes and experienced forward Jordan McLean likely to join Michael Morgan and John Asiata on the sidelines this week.

Paul Green's men did welcome back Jason Taumalolo, however, and he again looms large as the danger man to watch for Wests Tigers this weekend.

Wests Tigers head in to the contest with a good overall record against the Cowboys — having won their last three meetings and five of the last six games between the two sides — but haven't beaten them at Campbelltown since 2014.

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MATCH DETAILS

Date — Saturday, June 20, 2020

Time — 5:30pm AEST

Venue — Campbelltown Sports Stadium

TV, RADIO AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION

TV — Live via FOX League (Ch.502)

Radio — AM 702 ABC Grandstand, AM 873 2GB

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

LATEST TEAM NEWS

Wests Tigers — Josh Reynolds again starts in the halves instead of Benji Marshall while Robert Jennings replaces Tommy Talau (hamstring) on the wing. Luke Garner returns to the side in place of Chris Lawrence, while Matt Eisenhuth returns for Russell Packer (suspension). Rookie Sam McIntyre is included on the bench for his NRL debut with Alex Seyfarth dropping out of the squad.

Cowboys — No Valentine Holmes for the Cowboys sees rookie Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow move back to fullback with Connelly Lemuelu on to the wing for his debut. Jordan McLean's injury sees Francis Molo start up front while Peter Hola and Corey Jensen both join the interchange list.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Robert Jennings
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Connelly Lemuelu
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Zane Musgrove
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Josh McGuire
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Mitchell Dunn
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Ben Hampton
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Corey Jensen
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Sam McIntyre
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Peter Hola
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Gavin Cooper

LATEST NEDS ODDS

H2H — Wests Tigers ($1.80), North Queensland Cowboys ($2.10)

Line — Wests Tigers (-1.5) $2.00, North Queensland Cowboys (+1.5) $2.00

Odds correct as of 3:30pm, June 16. 18+ only. Gamble responsibly.

HISTORY

Head-to-Head — Played 37, Wests Tigers 21, Cowboys 16

At Campbelltown Stadium — Played 8, Wests Tigers 4, Cowboys 4

Last Time They Met — Wests Tigers 28 def. Cowboys 4 (Rd.20, 2019)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee — Henry Perenara

Touch Judges — Kasey Badger and Matt Noyen

Review Officials — Bryan Norrie and Steve Clark