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Wests Tigers to honour Tommy Raudonikis in Round 5

Wests Tigers will honour the late Tommy Raudonikis by retiring the number seven jersey across all four grades this Sunday at Leichhardt Oval.

Wests Tigers NRL, Knock-On Effect NSW Cup, Jersey Flegg and Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership sides will all take to the field this Sunday in a quadruple-header at Leichhardt Oval, with the respective halfbacks of each side to wear a different playing number on the day.

Each halfback on the day will honour Raudonikis by running out last, with the the number seven jersey from each grade to be placed on the first chair of the club’s bench.

All four games will also hold a moment's silence in recognition of Raudonikis.

This tribute be reciprocated across all junior representative and associated teams across the weekend, including Harold Matthews, SG Ball, Tarsha Gale and Ron Massey Cup.

Wests Tigers NRL side will wear a specially-embroidered version of the club’s 2021 home jersey for the game, which will pay tribute to the Western Suburbs icon.

There will be a special tribute to the talented and passionate halfback prior to the club’s NRL and Knock-On Effect NSW Cup game, with dedicatory videos to also be played throughout the day.

Wests Tigers will further honour Raudonikis in the club’s next game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, which will take place against the Gold Coast Titans in Round 9. The round will be celebrated by the club as a “Tommy Raudonikis Memorial Round” with further tributes and activities to take place on the day.

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