WESTS Tigers Team V Roosters...

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Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Roosters...

Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 2:29 pm

Lots of long term injuries happening before the season has even started! Not a good omen 😔


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Post by goldcoast tiger » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 2:44 pm

jrtiger wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 11:33 am
Born tiger wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 10:23 am
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but

Josh Reynolds out
Benji Starting
Don't really see it as a bad thing, Benji/Brooks is a much more natural halves pairing and Reynolds will give more impact of the bench than what Benj would. The rotation in particular will be interesting in itself as to what Cleary does, but he seemed pretty confident when he said he had a plan in the Friday presser.
No loss; probably big gain if true

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Post by shifty » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 2:52 pm

Tyson Gamble looking alright for West’s..

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Post by Shubert » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 3:22 pm

Can't believe it season hasn't even started and a player gets injured, we never get a break, I feel bad for Josh to he has shown already he is here with all guns blazing has already shown his heart and is ready to play with all the passion of TRUE TIGAAR.

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Post by willow » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 3:33 pm

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary has finalised his side to take on the Sydney Roosters for their Round 1 clash at ANZ Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Kickoff for the match is at 4:30pm AEDT with live coverage available via Fox League (Ch.502).

Cleary has confirmed one late change to the team originally named during the week with five-eighth Josh Reynolds set to miss the match after picking up a hamstring injury at the final training session yesterday.

He is replaced in the run-on side by Benji Marshall who plays his first game for the club in 1646 days, while Matt McIlwrick joins the interchange bench in jersey 18. Matt Eisenhuth also starts in the front row in place of Ben Matulino, who joins McIlwrick on the bench alongside Alex Twal and Michael Chee Kam.

Corey Thompson, Russell Packer, Pita Godinet and Robbie Rochow will all make their club debuts.



WESTS TIGERS

1. Tuimoala Lolohea
2. Corey Thompson
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
14. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Pita Godinet
17. Matt Eisenhuth
11. Chris Lawrence (capt.)
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Elijah Taylor

Interchange:
10. Ben Matulino
15. Alex Twal
16. Michael Chee Kam
18. Matt McIlwrick

Coach: Ivan Cleary


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Post by Nelson » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 3:41 pm

Love the prop rotation pairing enforcers and workhorses, I think that's the way to go to keep us consistent over the 80 minutes.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 3:43 pm

Last time Brooks had a blinder Benji was playing for us, hope history repeats.
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Post by Tiger Watto » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 3:46 pm

Wonder if Taylor is moving to Rochow edge with Eisenhurth coming in?
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 3:51 pm

The bench looks a lot more balanced now.
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Post by TIGER » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 4:06 pm

From what I saw and I'm aware it's not the same level as nrl but Gambles kicking game leaves Brooks for dead and Milne won't see the nrl anytime soon

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 4:27 pm

i hope im so wrong, but this has to be one of the worst sides we've fielded for round 1.

have such low expectatinos that i'll be happy if they are in the game.
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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Post by 851 » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 4:39 pm

Crap D and a dumb penalty from Marsters
Go hard or go home

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Post by tsjonathan » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 5:29 pm

Im not in aus

How does the game look so far?

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Post by colmcd » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 4:56 pm

tig_prmz wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 4:27 pm
i hope im so wrong, but this has to be one of the worst sides we've fielded for round 1.

have such low expectatinos that i'll be happy if they are in the game.
Then I read your signature :)
1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

Marsters clearly is in far better form then Milne or Suli (whatever team he is not playing for). Suli did not do very much for us last year, could be something but was nothing.
I can definitely see ET being a hooker option, I can also see Founa being a blast when his game it on (as well as Thompson).

Other then that I reckon we fielded a better squad then what you have listed on your signature. Hey they got the job DONE>

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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:45 am

colmcd wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 4:56 pm
tig_prmz wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 4:27 pm
i hope im so wrong, but this has to be one of the worst sides we've fielded for round 1.

have such low expectatinos that i'll be happy if they are in the game.
Then I read your signature :)
1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

Marsters clearly is in far better form then Milne or Suli (whatever team he is not playing for). Suli did not do very much for us last year, could be something but was nothing.
I can definitely see ET being a hooker option, I can also see Founa being a blast when his game it on (as well as Thompson).

Other then that I reckon we fielded a better squad then what you have listed on your signature. Hey they got the job DONE>

sorry, i wasn't referring that my team is better- as a squad there is depth but position by position, we'd lose to every team.

and as i mentioned in another thread, im happpy to put my hand up if they constantly prove me wrong the whole season
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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Post by colmcd » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 10:24 am

tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:45 am
colmcd wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 4:56 pm
tig_prmz wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 4:27 pm
i hope im so wrong, but this has to be one of the worst sides we've fielded for round 1.

have such low expectatinos that i'll be happy if they are in the game.
Then I read your signature :)
1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

Marsters clearly is in far better form then Milne or Suli (whatever team he is not playing for). Suli did not do very much for us last year, could be something but was nothing.
I can definitely see ET being a hooker option, I can also see Founa being a blast when his game it on (as well as Thompson).

Other then that I reckon we fielded a better squad then what you have listed on your signature. Hey they got the job DONE>

sorry, i wasn't referring that my team is better- as a squad there is depth but position by position, we'd lose to every team.

and as i mentioned in another thread, im happpy to put my hand up if they constantly prove me wrong the whole season
Lets see then. I doubt any tiger fan could have picked the lineup below. I thought Pita Godinet was our 6th choice hooker after Liddle, Mcllwick, Taylor, Benji, Reynolds, etc. Yet he is the hooker and he is coming up with the goods (not sure how he will go vs Cam Smith and I would not pick him there for that match). I certainly did not see MWZ and Thompson pushing Nofo and Foana out but glad to see Marsters at Center as I think he earned it more then Suli ever did.

In short I too was wrong and I am damn glad to see Cleary was right in picking this side.

On paper this side looks as weak as hell, particularly in the backs. In practise for round 1 they brought home the bacon. Position by position there is no way we should be winning games (ok 5/8 Marshall can bring the goods and our forward pack is IMHO better then the average, but totally agree position by position we look like reserve grade). Yet they appear to be playing full throttle and as a team!

1. Tuimoala Lolohea
2. Corey Thompson
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
14. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Pita Godinet
17. Matt Eisenhuth
11. Chris Lawrence (capt.)
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Elijah Taylor

Interchange:
10. Ben Matulino
15. Alex Twal
16. Michael Chee Kam
18. Matt McIlwrick

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Post by Geo. » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 10:42 am

Ye ole hope they prove me wrong disclaimer. ..
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2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..

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