WESTS TIGERS AIM TO OVERCOME ‘BOGEY’ TEAM
By Wayne Cousins
19/04/2010 2:36:46 PM
Wests Tigers will be searching for just its third win at CUA Stadium when the team travels to the foot of the mountains on Saturday, April 24, to tackle the Penrith Panthers in round seven of the Telstra Premiership.
In nine matches at CUA Stadium since the joint venture began in 2000, Penrith have recorded seven wins to Wests Tigers’ two. The last time Wests Tigers won at CUA Stadium was in 2006, a 24-20 victory.
The Panthers have proven to be a real bogey side for Wests Tigers, having won 13 of their 17 clashes since 2000, a factor not lost on coach Tim Sheens.
“We have overcome Parramatta and Manly in the last 12 months to win games we never have been able to win, so we have to get up for the Penrith game,’’ Sheens said.
Sheens is hoping to have prop Keith Galloway (shoulder) available when he names his team tomorrow. Former Penrith players Geoff Daniela and Junior Moors will be hoping to retain their places in the team beaten by the Bulldogs to take on their former team-mates.
Kick-off at CUA Stadium is 5.30pm.
HEAD TO HEAD
Played 17, Penrith 13, Wests Tigers 4
AT CUA STADIUM
Played 9, Penrith 7, Wests Tigers 2
LAST 8 CLASHES
2009 - PENRITH 26 d. WESTS TIGERS 10 at Leichhardt Oval;
PENRITH 42 d. WESTS TIGERS 22 at CUA Stadium.
2008 - PENRITH 24 d. WESTS TIGERS 10 at CUA Stadium;
PENRITH 30 d. WESTS TIGERS 8 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
2007 - WESTS TIGERS 43 d. PENRITH 26 at ANZ Stadium;
WESTS TIGERS 25 d. PENRITH 24 at CUA Stadium.
2006 - PENRITH 24 d. WESTS TIGERS 20 at CUA Stadium.
2005 - PENRITH 38 d. WESTS TIGERS 22 at ANZ Stadium.
Biggest Head-To-Head Wins
PENRITH 44 d. WESTS TIGERS 10 at CUA Stadium, 2001.
WESTS TIGERS 43 d. PENRITH 26 at ANZ Stadium, 2007.