Ten of Wests Tigers’ best performances at Campbelltown Stadium

BY STAFF WRITERS

Wests Tigers return home to Campbelltown Stadium after a 32-12 spanking at the hands of Manly at Brookvale last Thursday. It’s a must-win game for the Tigers.

Let’s take a look back at ten of their best performances at Campbelltown through the years.

Round 20, 2003
Wests Tigers 52
Newcastle 12

On a bright Sunday afternoon at Campbelltown, a kid named Benji Marshall made his debut. Newcastle didn’t know what hit them. It would trigger the spark that would ignite the entire club over the coming few seasons.

Round 23, 2001
Wests Tigers 36
Newcastle 32

Nobody gave Wests Tigers a chance in this late 2001 season encounter. Newcastle were on their way to the premiership and led Wests 24-0 after 26 minutes. In a remarkable comeback, the Tigers roared home to win 36-32 in one of the greatest comebacks you’ll see.

Round 22, 2012
Wests Tigers 51
Parramatta 26

The visiting Eels were all over the Tigers but when Wests Tigers went for the afterburners, it was goodnight Parramatta. Marika Koroibete finished with four tries as Benji kicked a goal from the sideline to clinch the half century.

Round 5, 2007
Wests Tigers 14
Cronulla 12

Brett Kimmorley’s Sharks came to town for a Sunday afternoon clash with Wests Tigers which almost saw Cronulla take the win if not for Benji Marshall who ended the game with a try and 3 from 3 goals.

Round 12, 2010
Wests Tigers 50
Warriors 6

The helpless Warriors could do nothing to stop this Tigers onslaught. Warriors fans stood and applauded too. This was Wests Tigers in an absolute feeding frenzy. Geoff Daniela scored an 11-minute hat-trick as the home side piled on 46 points unanswered.

Round 1, 2000
Wests Tigers 24
Brisbane 24

Wests saved two of their best performances in 2000 for the eventual grand final combatants – Brisbane and the Roosters. But this outing didn’t end up in a win. In their first ever match as a joint-venture, Wests Tigers drew with the powerhouse Broncos 24-all. A game they should have won.

Round 14, 2000
Wests Tigers 28
Sydney 24

The Tigers were flying through 2000 and seemed destined for a top four finish such was their form. It continued against the visiting Roosters, who traveled down the M5 to face Wests Tigers on a Sunday afternoon. Shannon Hegarty scored a hat-trick for the Chooks but it was the Tigers holding on for a 28-24 win.

Round 7, 2009
Wests Tigers 26
Newcastle 24

A monster crowd of 18,000 fans packed into Campbelltown to see local boy Dean Collis cross for a treble of tries as the Tigers held on for a nail-biting two point win over the Knights.

Round 18, 2010
Wests Tigers 15
Gold Coast 14

A fifty metre Benji Marshall field goal on half-time was the difference between the Tigers and Titans on a bruising Friday night in Campbelltown. The teams came to blows several times but it was the brilliance of Marshall that gave Wests Tigers the win.

Round 16, 2014
Wests Tigers 19
Canberra 18

It was a forgettable start to the night for Camden junior James Tedesco who broke his knee cap in the opening minute. The Tigers however stayed in the contest despite being down to 14 men when they also lost Tim Simona and Jessie Sue. The Raiders surged on in the second half but couldn’t put Wests away. Veteran Braith Anasta then stepped up to kick the winning field goal.

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