How to watch Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans NRL live and match preview
Can the wobbly Titans hang on to their top-8 spot or will the Tigers finally win back-to-back?
The Tigers will hopefully be brimming with confidence following their drought-breaking win over the Dragons last week. They are now only two points outside the top eight with a 2-6 record. After the Titans, they face the Knights in Magic Round.
The disappointing Titans (3-5 record) aren't living up to the pre-season hype following the recruitment of gun forwards David Fifita and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui. They need to fix their leaking defence and aim up for the full 80 minutes, starting this week.
Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans
The Tigers play host to the Titans at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday 8 May from 5:30pm AEST. Check out the full NRL draw here.
How to watch Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans live and free
There is no free-to-air coverage of Tigers vs Titans across the country. You need a subscription service and have three options: Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. Of that trio Kayo offers the best value as it's the only way to get Fox Sports without Foxtel.
Live stream Tigers vs Titans on Kayo Sports
The Tigers only have 6 of their remaining 16 matches on Channel 9 this season. Including this clash with Gold Coast, their next three fixtures are all exclusive to Fox Footy. You won't see them on free-to-air until the end of May.
The Titans will be the kings of subscription TV for a while, with their next six matches all on Fox League. Their next free-to-air match isn't until 20 June. So fans of either club will want to strongly consider signing up to Kayo to ensure you get access to every game live.
Kayo has a bunch of features you won't find anywhere else, like a Key Moments Timeline, Kayo Minis, SplitView and Interactive Stats. You can also watch live or from the start.
You can see our full Kayo review for more information. It is available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and select smart TVs.
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Wests Tigers vs Titans match preview
Titans fans rejoice – big Tino is back! Barnstorming prop Tino Fa'asuamaleaui returns from a shoulder charge ban to hopefully stiffen his team's dodgy defence.
Winger Corey Thompson has been in sensational form but unfortunately he will miss the next eight weeks with a syndesmosis injury. Beau Fermor comes into the centres and Phillip Sami shifts to the wing.
With Tommy Talau suspended for a shoulder charge, Moses Mbye will play in the centres for the Tigers. There's still no sign of James Roberts, meaning the NRL's latest cult figure Zac Cini earns another chance to impress his growing fan base from the wing.
The Titans have leaked 112 points in their past 3 matches. Compare that to their opening 5 games when they conceded just 79 points. We're thinking coach Justin Holbrook will be cracking the whips to improve their defence at training and big Tino's return will boost their cause. Titans by 10 points.
Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans team lists
Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 4. Moses Mbye 5. Zac Cini 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Stefano Utoikamanu 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Zane Musgrove 20. Tom Amone 21. Shawn Blore
Titans team: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Beau Fermor 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey 14. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Herman Ese'ese 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Erin Clark 18. Sam McIntyre 19. Tanah Boyd 20. Jayden Campbell 21. Esan Marsters
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