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Wests Tigers will be looking to make it back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the final game of the round this Sunday night.

After a strong last start win over the North Queensland Cowboys, Michael Maguire's side will head in to Sunday night's game with plenty of confidence and determined to end a run off three straight defeats against the Bulldogs.

It was a fast start from Wests Tigers in Round 6 that paved the way for victory — 34 unanswered points blew the Cowboys away and seemingly handed Maguire's men the two competition points on a platter. However, while the result might not have been in doubt, a sluggish second half performance that saw the Cowboys fight back to reduce the final score to 36-20 left somewhat of a sour taste in the mouth post-match for Wests Tigers and will have them primed for a better effort this weekend.

Their opponents in the Bulldogs head in to the contest after consecutive defeats, albeit with much different performances in their past two outings. 

Maguire gives final word ahead of Bulldogs clash


Dean Pay's side were simply no match for the defending premiers in the Sydney Roosters a fortnight ago and while they were much more competitive last week against the Sharks, still walked away without the chocolates in a 20-18 defeat.

Currently sitting in 15th position on the ladder, the Bulldogs will be desperate to bounce back in to the winner's circle and a gritty, tough encounter is almost certainly on the cards for Sunday night. 

MATCH DETAILS

Date — Sunday, June 28

Time — 6:30pm AEST

Venue — Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

TV, RADIO AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION

TV — Live via FOX League (Ch.502)

Radio —AM 702 ABC Grandstand, FM 104.9 Triple M

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

LATEST TEAM NEWS

Bulldogs — Christian Crichton's suspension sees Kerrod Holland included in the side with Reimis Smith shifting to the wing. Aiden Tolman is expected to be available for selection following his COVID-19 enforced break after being named on the reserves, with Coach Dean Pay to make a final call late in the week.

Wests Tigers — Robert Jennings (hamstring), Zane Musgrove (foot) and Alex Twal (knee) are all out after picking up injuries last week. Tommy Talau (hamstring) returns on the wing while Oliver Clark and Elijah Taylor also join the side. No changes are expected from the side named mid-week.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Reimis Smith
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod Holland
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake Averillo
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Brandon Wakeham
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 21 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Renouf Atoni
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Elijah Taylor
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jack Cogger
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Dean Britt
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Sam McIntyre
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Sauaso Sue
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam

Match Officials

  • Referee: Henry Perenara
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

LATEST NEDS ODDS 

Head to Head — Wests Tigers ($1.50), Canterbury Bulldogs ($2.70)

Line — Wests Tigers -4.5 ($2.00), Canterbury Bulldogs +4.5 ($2.00)

Odds correct as of 12:00pm, Saturday June 27. 18+ only. Gamble responsibly.

HISTORY

Head to Head — Played 37, Bulldogs 23, Wests Tigers 13

At Bankwest Stadium — Yet to meet at Bankwest Stadium

Last Time They Met — Bulldogs 18 def. Wests Tigers 16 (Rd. 21, 2019)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee — Henry Perenara

Touch Judges — Kasey Badger and Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Review Officials — Bryan Norrie and Steve Chiddy