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Woods cleared to face Raiders

Post by willow » Sat 03 Sep, 2016 11:24 am

Woods cleared to face Raiders
Sat 03 Sep, 2016, 10:30am
By Steve Zemek, AAP

Wests Tigers have received a huge boost ahead of their crunch NRL clash with Canberra with Aaron Woods recovering from a virus and cleared to play.

Woods was bed-ridden and on a drip during the week however ran with the side during Saturday's captain's run at Leichhardt Oval and is a certain starter.

Veteran hooker Dene Halatau also trained after coming down with the virus which swept through the Tigers camp over the last week, and looks likely to take his place.

However back-rower Elijah Taylor was absent and is being monitored by team doctors.

"(Elijah Taylor) has come down with something similar to the other guys," Taylor said.

"But the doctor feels he's not quite as bad as Dene and Woodsy were. We're hopeful he'll play tomorrow but if he doesn't, he doesn't."

To sneak into the finals, the Tigers require the Gold Coast to upset premiers North Queensland on Saturday night and then beat the Raiders, who are on a nine-game winning streak.

Taylor conceded while the side's preparation hadn't been ideal, he wasn't concerned it had knocked them off course ahead of arguably their biggest game of the year.

"It's not a massive distraction because the guys are just getting on with it," Taylor said.

"All the individual can do is control his own preparation and be ready to play.

"We'll have fit, able replacements ready to go. Look, it's not ideal but we'll overcome it."


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Post by Geo. » Sat 03 Sep, 2016 11:32 am

I see yahoo 7 like to take liberties...I think the Cowboys need to win myself...

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Post by ricksen » Sat 03 Sep, 2016 11:51 am

Sirro not playing NSW Cup today, presumably on standby for ET etc. tomorrow.

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Post by Nors05 » Sun 04 Sep, 2016 2:16 am

This virus is really screwing us at the most important time of our season! Good that Woodsy is good to go but having not trained all week is a problem. Same with Halutau as he really is our only hooker for this game.

Hopefully there is no drama with ET. We are pretty screwed without him

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Post by stryker » Sun 04 Sep, 2016 4:08 pm

Should have stayed in bed you useless lump


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Post by stevetiger » Sun 04 Sep, 2016 5:57 pm

stryker wrote:Should have stayed in bed you useless lump
Way too harsh. Woods can be great. He was ordinary today but over the season he has been one of our best.

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Post by stryker » Sun 04 Sep, 2016 6:47 pm

I dont consider a guy who never takes the hard runs off his own line great.

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Post by Newtown » Sun 04 Sep, 2016 6:55 pm

stevetiger wrote:
stryker wrote:Should have stayed in bed you useless lump
Way too harsh. Woods can be great. He was ordinary today but over the season he has been one of our best.
The fellows been on a drip during the week. I think it was a brave effort just to take part in today's match. The same goes for Elijah Taylor and Dene Halatue who went through the same experience. We were never going to win today's match carrying three players who had to get out of their sick bed to play.

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