Wests Tigers Members, corporate partners and fans have been rewarded with one of the strongest draws in club history following the official release of the 2021 NRL Draw today.
With the club set to play three matches at each of its suburban home grounds — Leichhardt Oval and Campbelltown Sports Stadium — as well as four home games at Bankwest Stadium, Members and fans have been treated to an extremely fan-friendly schedule with a number of blockbuster fixtures right throughout the 2021 regular season.
Highlights of the 2021 Wests Tigers schedule include the club hosting the annual Easter Monday clash for the first time at Bankwest Stadium, a home fixture on ANZAC Day for the first time since 2004, plus home matches for the NRL’s Indigenous Round and Father’s Day.
Beginning the season on the road against the Canberra Raiders, Wests Tigers’ first home game will be in Round 2 with an enticing Sunday afternoon clash against the Sydney Roosters — a family-friendly fixture to be played at 4:05pm.
In total, Campbelltown Sports Stadium and Leichhardt Oval will each have two Sunday afternoon games on the schedule and two fixtures against Sydney rivals.
After hosting the traditionally sold-out Easter Monday clash against Parramatta in Round 4, Wests Tigers will play its first home game at Leichhardt Oval in Round 5 against the North Queensland Cowboys. Wests Tigers have won the last eight games played between the two sides at the venue, with the visitors not tasting success at Leichhardt Oval since 2000.
In Round 7, Wests Tigers will host the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Bankwest Stadium for an ANZAC Day game — the first time the club has played on the public holiday since 2004.
In Round 10, Wests Tigers will also play host at Suncorp Stadium as part of the NRL’s Magic Round weekend — just as they did in 2019 when Michael Maguire’s side posted a big win.
In Round 12, the club will play its third home game at Bankwest Stadium when they take on the St. George-Illawarra Dragons as part of the NRL’s Indigenous Round. The following week the side will face the Penrith Panthers in a Friday night showdown at Leichhardt Oval — the first time Penrith have played at the venue since 2014 and just the second time in six years that Wests Tigers have hosted a Friday game at the venue.
After the completion of the mid-season State of Origin period and subsequent matches in that time, Wests Tigers will conclude the regular season with a number of intriguing away fixtures including games against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and North Queensland Cowboys — both of which will be played at stadiums the club has never ventured to before in Belmore Sports Ground and Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
Returning to Tamworth in Round 23 against the Cronulla Sharks — in a Saturday afternoon timeslot perfect for both those travelling and the local community — Wests Tigers will then finish the regular season with a home game in Round 25 against the Bulldogs, to be played at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on the afternoon of Father’s Day.
With a host of family-friendly fixtures, blockbuster matches and never-seen-before fixtures, it’s definitely not a season to be missed for Wests Tigers Members, corporate partners and fans alike!