2021 NRL – Wests Tigers vs St. George Illawarra Dragons Preview & Prediction
When is Wests Tigers vs St. George Illawarra Dragons taking place? Friday 28th May, 2021 – 10:55 (UK)
Where is Wests Tigers vs St. George Illawarra Dragons taking place? Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
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What channel is Wests Tigers vs St. George Illawarra Dragons on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here
Where can I stream Wests Tigers vs St. George Illawarra Dragons? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL
THE TEAM NEWS
Starting 13: Laurie, Nofoaluma, Doueihi, Talau, Roberts, Mbye, Brooks, Tamou, Liddle, Twal, Garner, L. Leilua, Ofahengaue – Interchanges: Amone, Blore, Seyfarth, Mikaele – Reserves: Chee-Kam, Simpkin, Utoikamanu, Cooper
Unavailable: Russell Packer (Injured), Asu Kepaoa (Injured)
- Wests Tigers were once again unable to build on a win as they failed to capitalise on New Zealand Warriors twice suffering from a sin bin in the second half of last week’s clash with the Tigers throwing away the lead in that contest.
- Wests were punished for opting to take the two points on offer on two occasions when their opponents were down to 12 men and the Warriors crossed twice when a man down in what was a hugely disappointing outcome for them.
ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Starting 13: Ramsey, Wiliame, Bird, Beale, Pereira, Norman, B. Hunt, Lawrie, McCullough, Vaughan, Burns, Sims, Ford – Interchanges: Amone, Faamausili, Alvaro, J. Hunt – Reserves: Ellis, Clune, Sullivan, Brittain
Unavailable: Jack de Belin (Suspended), Cameron McInnes (Injured), Zac Lomax (Injured), Mat Feagai (Injured), Josh McGuire (Suspended), Mikaele Ravalawa (Suspended), Tyrell Fuimaono (Suspended), Matt Dufty (Injured), Josh Kerr (Suspended), Max Feagai (Injured)
- St. George Illawarra Dragons were unable to get the better of bitter rivals Cronulla Sharks as they suffered Golden Point heartache, although they only have themselves to blame having blown a couple of chances at winning the game themselves.
- Corey Norman should have slotted a field goal but he failed to keep his composure as the Sharks went up the other end of the pitch and won a low-scoring contest in which both teams struggled with the ball with that now five defeats in six for the Dragons.
St. George Illawarra Dragons remain in the top eight for now but if
they want to remain there, they have to find a way to halt their
alarming slide. Their only win in their last six matches came against
bottom side Canterbury Bulldogs with their latest loss coming last week
to an out-of-form Cronulla Sharks side. They now face another struggling
team in Wests Tigers who come into this with just two victories in
their last eight after they failed to overcome New Zealand Warriors
last time out. Neither side can be backed with any confidence at present
and with the pair tending to struggle defensively, this should be an
open contest that produces over 45.5 points.