Wests Tigers back to training following Auckland Nines

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Wests Tigers back to training following Auckland Nines

Post by willow » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 8:36 pm

Wests Tigers back to training following Auckland Nines elimination
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Wests Tigers back to training following Auckland Nines elimination

Following an early elimination from the NRL Auckland Nines tournament, Wests Tigers players were straight back into pre-season training this afternoon as they completed a weights session at a local fitness centre.

In a disappointing finish to the NRL Auckland Nines campaign, Wests Tigers went down 25-0 to Newcastle in what was a must-win clash as the winner progressed to the finals.

Coach Mick Potter said while the result wasn’t what they had hoped for, the early elimination provided a chance for an extra gym session with Round 1 just three weeks away.

“Unfortunately we were knocked out (of the tournament) having played just one game today and it’s an opportunity to get some training in,” Potter said. “With it still being pre-season the players need to keep their strength.”

Despite failing to make the NRL Auckland Nines finals series, there were plenty of positives for the Club, including the performance of fullback James Tedesco.

New recruit Cory Paterson looked dangerous throughout the tournament, along with exciting young guns Mitchell Moses, Kurtis Rowe and Manaia Cherrington.

While the game varies quite a lot from traditional NRL matches, Potter said that there are important aspects from the tournament that the team will take in to the 2014 season.

“You don’t forget about it (NRL Auckland Nines) because the main concepts of the game are still there, we need to improve and we will certainly be better from that experience for next year when the tournament is on again,” Potter said. “The closer spaces with the thirteen-a-side game is what we have prepared for all pre-season and we had very limited practice for the Nines.”

The team will return to Sydney tomorrow as preparations ramp up ahead of the Round 1 clash with St George Illawarra on March 9, starting with the final trial match next weekend against Cronulla.

“We are in that mode where we are just about to level off with our preparation and to get ready for the season to start,” Potter said.

“We will field a strong team initially in the Sharks trial and it will certainly provide a gauge on where we are at.”


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Post by foreveratiger » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 9:38 pm

Don't worry about there weights it's there TACKLING Potter
It depends who you talk to on this Forum, if you are Optimistic? it's because your delusional and need a reality check. If you are Pessimistic? Your accused of being a negative Nancy and to go and follow another Club.

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Post by Spartan117 » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 10:38 pm

A young team was sent and the Pool we were in was the hardest with our tigers seeded last, Ease off guys.

2014 will be long, The team is young in most positions. Take out Robbie, Anasta and Fults - do your sums and settle back fellow Tiger fudimentalists

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 10:44 pm

Spartan117 wrote:A young team was sent and the Pool we were in was the hardest with our tigers seeded last, Ease off guys.

2014 will be long, The team is young in most positions. Take out Robbie, Anasta and Fults - do your sums and settle back fellow Tiger fudimentalists
Exactly what I have been trying to say

We have a predominantly young side ,they will have great days and bad days We just need to hope they have more good days than bad

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Post by Kul » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 11:04 pm

Love it!
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Post by pHyR3 » Mon 17 Feb, 2014 12:55 am

happy tiger wrote:
Spartan117 wrote:A young team was sent and the Pool we were in was the hardest with our tigers seeded last, Ease off guys.

2014 will be long, The team is young in most positions. Take out Robbie, Anasta and Fults - do your sums and settle back fellow Tiger fudimentalists
Exactly what I have been trying to say

We have a predominantly young side ,they will have great days and bad days We just need to hope they have more good days than bad

yup!

hardest pool with only austin and farah our playmakers (neither played 18 minutes im sure) and many young guys like Moses, Rowe and Hoeter. Not to mention fast paced teams which our fowards arent suited for after spending the off season bulking up.

it wasnt a great performance (obviously) but nothing to get worked up over. If we get thrashed next week by the sharks then i'd say there'd be decent reason to be very apprehensive about 2014. But at the moment, im sticking to top 10!
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Post by littletiger » Mon 17 Feb, 2014 7:45 am

after all the injuries that happened I am just glad we got no other injuries. Glad we didn't risk brooks and others. That would have been silly.

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Post by Guest » Mon 17 Feb, 2014 8:12 am

Spartan117 wrote:A young team was sent and the Pool we were in was the hardest with our tigers seeded last, Ease off guys.

2014 will be long, The team is young in most positions. Take out Robbie, Anasta and Fults - do your sums and settle back fellow Tiger fudimentalists
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Post by Spartan117 » Mon 17 Feb, 2014 8:20 am

Top 10 is optimistic.

All the best intentions in the world, nothing better than experience to temper youthful exuberance.
We need to enjoy the highs of 2014

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