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Wests Tigers will be on the hunt for back-to-back wins for the first time since Round 7 last year when they host the Gold Coast Titans at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday evening.

Having returned to winning ways with a triumph over St George Illawarra at WIN Stadium, Michael Maguire’s men will look to consolidate on last week’s performance when they return home for Tommy Raudonikis OAM Memorial Round.

Wests Tigers were defensively impressive against the Dragons in Round 8 as they conceded just one try in an 80-minute performance — and Maguire will be looking for a replicated effort against the Titans.

Fullback Daine Laurie and five-eighth Adam Doueihi have been impressive for Wests Tigers over the past month and will be two players to keep an eye on this week.

The duo combined for five Dally M points in Round 7 as Laurie recorded 173 running metres, two line-breaks, two try assists and three line-break assists, while Doueihi ran for 142 metres and notched three line-break assists.

This week's match will also be Moses Mbye’s 50th NRL game for Wests Tigers and he'll be eager for a solid performance. 

Wests Tigers will be expecting a fired-up Gold Coast side after they surrendered a 22-0 lead to fall to Brisbane last weekend.

The Titans have conceded 112 points in the past three games and will be aiming for their first win in a month when they visit Campbelltown.

Wests Tigers will need to control the damage of Titans forward David Fifita, who has been in devastating form throughout 2021 — with nine tries, nine line-breaks, 19 offloads and an average of 139 running metres across eight appearances.

LATEST TEAM NEWS

Wests Tigers: With Tommy Talau out suspended, Moses Mbye has been named in the centres. Jacob Liddle is the new man on the interchange to cover for Mbye's elevation. Zac Cini enjoyed a fine debut on the wing and has retained his spot.

Titans: Ash Taylor has been ruled out as he battles to return to full fitness after off-season hip surgery. Tanah Boyd will take his place in the starting side. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui's return from a shoulder charge ban is a huge boost for a Titans pack that has been outmuscled in recent weeks. Moeaki Fotuaika drops back to the interchange bench. With winger Corey Thompson set to miss at least eight weeks with a syndesmosis injury, Beau Fermor comes into the centres and Phillip Sami moves on to the wing. New signing Esan Marsters has been named among the reserves and Jaimin Joliffe is on the interchange bench in place of Sam McIntyre.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Beau Fermor
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Zac Cini
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 19 Tanah Boyd
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Titans is number 21 Esan Marsters

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee Kam
    Reserve for Titans is number 18 Sam McIntyre

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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MATCH DETAILS

Date — Saturday, 8th May, 2021

Time — 5:30pm AEST

Venue — Campbelltown Sports Stadium

TV, RADIO AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION

TV —FOX League (Ch.502)

Radio — AM 702 ABC Grandstand, AM 873 2GB

Live Stream — KAYO Sports, Watch NRL (int.), Sky Sport 4 (NZ only)

LATEST NEDS ODDS

Head-to-Head — Wests Tigers ($1.52), Gold Coast Titans ($2.55)

Line — Wests Tigers +5.5 ($1.90), Gold Coast Titans -5.5 ($1.90)

Odds correct as of 12:00pm, Tuesday, 4th May. 18+ only, Gamble responsibly.

HISTORY

Head-to-Head — Played 22, Wests Tigers 13, Gold Coast Titans 9

At Campbelltown Sports Stadium — Played 5, Wests Tigers 2, Gold Coast Titans 3

Last Time They Met — Gold Coast Titans 28 def. Wests Tigers 23 (Rd.4, 2020)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee — Ashley Klein

Touch Judges — Kasey Badger and Keiren Irons

Bunker Review Official — Alan Shortall