Round 10 Breakdown

The absences of star fullbacks James Tedesco and Will Hopoate could have a big impact on what shapes as a highly intriguing NRL Telstra Premiership battle between two of western Sydney's biggest clubs.

Tedesco fractured a shoulder blade in Round 9 and will miss between four and six weeks, while this weekend's game will mark the first of three consecutive matches Hopoate misses on religious grounds. 

The Bulldogs have traded wins for losses in the past seven weeks, while the Tigers ended a six-game losing streak with a crucial win over South Sydney in round nine.

The last outing between these two clubs went the way of the Wests Tigers when they walked away from ANZ Stadium with a 38-14 win.

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time: 4:00pm AEDT (Gates Open 1:40pm)

Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

2016 RECENT FORM

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Round 5: Canberra Raiders 22 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8

Round 6: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18 def. Melbourne Storm 12

Round 7: New Zealand Warriors 24 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20

Round 8: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 21 def. Gold Coast Titans 20

Round 9: Parramatta Eels 20 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12

Wests Tigers

Round 5: Cronulla Sharks 34 def. Wests Tigers 26

Round 6: Newcastle Knights 18 def. Wests Tigers 16

Round 7: Melbourne Storm 19 def. Wests Tigers 18

Round 8: Canberra Raiders 60 def. Wests Tigers 6

Round 9: Wests Tigers 30 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 22

THE HISTORY

Head-to-Head: Played 29, Bulldogs 18, Tigers 11

 At ANZ Stadium: Played 17, Bulldogs 10, Tigers 7

BIGGEST WINS

Bulldogs def. Wests Tigers 40-4, ANZ Stadium, 2013.

Wests Tigers def. Bulldogs 54-2, Telstra Stadium, 2005 and 56-4, ANZ Stadium, 2008.

HEAD TO HEAD LEADERS

AVERAGE METRES AVERAGE TACKLES LINE-BREAKS TRY SCORERS
Aaron Woods - 174m Michael Lichaa - 48 Sam Perrett - 7 James Tedesco - 9
James Graham - 171m Robbie Farah - 41 James tedesco - 7 Will Hopoate - 6
David Klemmer - 150m James Graham - 39 Kevin Naiqama - 6 Sam Perrett - 6
Will Hopoate - 143m Josh Jackson - 37 Jordan Rankin - 6 Jordan Rankin - 6
James Tedesco - 131m Aiden Tolman - 33 David Nofoaluma - 5 Kevin Naiqama - 6

HEAD TO HEAD TEAM STATS

  BULLDOGS TIGERS
POINTS FOR 173 184
POINTS AGAINST 152 239
TRIES SCORED 32 35
TRIES CONCEDED 25 42
AVG. TACKLES PER GAME 340 323
AVG. METRES GAINED PER GAME 1548m 1424m
AVG. OFFLOADS PER GAME 10 6
AVG. ERRORS PER GAME 4 4
GOAL KICKING % 67% 58%

PAST 5 CLASHES

2015: Round 8 - Tigers 38 Bulldogs 14, Round 4 - Bulldogs 25 Tigers 24

2014: Round 24 - Bulldogs 30 Tigers 10, Round 19 - Tigers 46 Bulldogs 18

2013: Round 8 - Bulldogs 40 Tigers 4