Cowboys v Wests Tigers
Round 14, Friday, June 14, 1300SMILES Stadium
Round 20, Thursday, August 1, Leichhardt Oval
Looking ahead: Two prime-time clashes await the Cowboys and Tigers in 2019. The Sydney club travel to North Queensland for a Friday night showdown in Round 14, while the Cowboys head south for their second Thursday night match in Sydney in as many weeks in Round 20.
Wests Tigers' changes: Tui Lolohea, Kevin Naiqama, Sauaso Sue, Bayley Sironen, Pita Godinet and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak have all departed the club. Roosters duo Ryan Matterson and Paul Momirovski are the only two major signings for the Tigers thus far.
Cowboys squad: Carlin Anderson, John Asiata, Kurt Baptiste, Ben Barba, Logan Bayliss-Brow, Scott Bolton, Javid Bowen, Jake Clifford, Gavin Cooper, Reuben Cotter, Mitchell Dunn, Kyle Feldt, Tom Gilbert, Jake Granville, Ben Hampton, Coen Hess, Corey Jensen, Ethan Lowe, Nene Macdonald, Te Maire Martin, Jordan McLean, Francis Molo, Michael Morgan, Gideon Gela-Mosby, Justin O'Neill, Tom Opacic, Emry Pere, Dan Russell, Matthew Scott, Murray Taulagi, Jason Taumalolo, Enari Tuala, Kurt Wiltshire, Shane Wright
Wests Tigers squad: Alex Twal, Ben Matulino, Benji Marshall, Chris Lawrence
Chris McQueen, Corey Thompson, David Nofoaluma, Dylan Smith, Elijah Taylor, Esan Marsters, Jacob Liddle, Josh Aloiai, Josh Reynolds, Luke Brooks, Luke Garner, Mahe Fonua, Matt Eisenhuth, Michael Chee Kam, Moses Mbye, Oliver Clark, Paul Momirovski, Robbie Farah, Robbie Rochow, Russell Packer, Ryan Matterson, Sam McIntyre, Thomas Mikaele, Tyson Gamble
'Tatey says': I think they'll build on what they did last year, they'll be a lot better. Ryan Matterson from the Roosters will be a real plus for them. I really like 'Madge' Maguire as a coach as well, he'll make a huge difference to the Tigers. Luke Brooks had a strong year this year and he's going to be better again. The Tigers will be up there in 2019.
See it live: 2019 membership information
Looking back: The two sides met once in the 2018 season, with the Tigers claiming victory on a chilly Thursday night in Round 10.
Head-to-head: Played 35; Cowboys 16 wins, Tigers 19 wins
Last 5 meetings:
2018, Round 10: Tigers def. Cowboys 20-12
2017, Round 25: Cowboys def. Tigers 22-14
2017, Round 6: Tigers def. Cowboys 26-16
2016, Round 22: Tigers def. Cowboys 26-14
2015, Round 11: Cowboys def. Tigers 8-nil
Finish – NRL ladder: Cowboys 13th v Tigers 9th