ALTHOUGH the Wests Tigers love affair with Leichhardt Oval is more publicised, the players say they enjoy playing at Campbelltown Stadium just as much.
Tigers play Penrith Panthers in round two of season 2013 on a Sunday
afternoon in Campbelltown, but Leichhardt's four games are scheduled for
night time kick-offs.
Centre Blake Ayshford said the players were rapt to find out they play their first home game in Campbelltown.
the same as Leichhardt for us," Ayshford said. "It's our home ground
and it's better for us to play at our home ground than the SFS or
"We get the majority of the fans and it's good to get a Sunday afternoon game at home because Sundays are great for families."
Leichhardt lover Robbie Farah said he viewed Campbelltown the same as
he sees Leichhardt Oval. "They are both our suburban grounds and we
generally get bigger crowds there," Farah said.
no games at Leichhardt on a Sunday afternoon next year, kicking off our
home games with a Sunday in Campbelltown should be good and get a big
Wests Tigers prop and former St Gregory's College,
Campbelltown student Matt Groat was excited about the first match at
"Campbelltown is my favourite field and it's so close to my old school and I just can't wait," he said.
By Scott Dougherty