NRL Team Announcement: Round 8

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NRL Team Announcement: Round 8

Post by willow » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:03 pm

1. Thompson
2. Nofoaluma
3. Marsters
4. Naiqama
5. MWZ
6. Marshall
7. Brooks
8. Eisenhuth
9. Liddle
10. Matulino
11. Lawrence
12. Rochow
13. Taylor

14. Godinet
15. Aloiai
16. Chee-Kam
17. Sue

18. Grant
19. McQueen
20. Gamble
21. Fonua


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Post by will1999 » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:04 pm

why Godinete and where is Twal

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Post by jrtiger » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:05 pm

Grant for Sue and Fonua for Nofoaluma and I guess I'll be happy...

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Post by innsaneink » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:06 pm

Glad Liddle is OK...Twal must be injured

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Post by teddy23 » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:07 pm

Fonua on the extended bench for the first time this season I’m pretty sure....

Getting closer I think by each week


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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:08 pm

Shame Twal is out big loss. Grant to come in for Sue. I wonder if Fonua is being considered to come into the side and they’ll make a call later in the week.

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Post by AnnandaleTiger » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:08 pm

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary will welcome back co-captain Chris Lawrence for Sunday's match against the Parramatta Eels as his side look to bounce back from a last start defeat to Newcastle.

Lawrence will return as captain for this week's match, after he was forced to watch last week's loss from the sidelined following a hamstring injury he picked up in the Round 6 win over Manly.

The club's all-time top try-scorer, Lawrence returns to his customary spot in the back row, with Josh Aloiai dropping back to the bench in place of Alex Twal who misses out this week with injury.


Twal has a minor shoulder issue and is expected to be available for selection again in Round 9.

In the only other change, Mahe Fonua earns his first start in the squad after impressing in the club's Intrust Super Premiership team — joining Tim Grant, Tyson Gamble and Chris McQueen in the reserves.

Jacob Liddle (sternum) and Elijah Taylor (concussion) have both been named in a boost for the side, despite picking up knocks in the last-minute defeat to Newcastle at Scully Park.

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Post by WestsBenTigers » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:11 pm

Tui hasn’t been named in any grades?

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Post by willow » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:12 pm

Missing Twal hurts, he's so good off the bench so Sue really needs to step it up this week. Godinet shouldn't be there, Parra have a mobile pack who will swat him like a fly.

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Post by Sco77y » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:12 pm

We can't really take a trick with injuries can we? It's not noticeably bad because our depth seems to have covered things so far, but we're actually losing a bit with players like Packer and now Twal out. Glad Liddle appears to be good to go.

Cleary giving Nofa another chance then. Sue one more chance for mine, another lazy performance and I think it's time to give someone else a go. In hindsight probably more the team collectively regarding the defensive errors last week, rather than Nofa alone. Would like to see him marking is wing properly this time though..

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Post by Snake » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:12 pm

SO we know now that Cleary does NOT pick on form,a new love child is born!

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Post by will1999 » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:14 pm

Drinkwater released when did this happen

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Post by AnnandaleTiger » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:14 pm

...Tui Lolohea, who has been ruled out with a minor knee complaint

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Post by Telltails » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:16 pm

Good side - minus Twal injured. Hope Liddle and Lawrence are fit and ready to play.

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Post by Snake » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:17 pm

will1999 wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:14 pm
Drinkwater released when did this happen
That is a surprise ! What is the deal ...

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Post by stevied » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:20 pm

No real surprises here. I had a hunch Cleary would stick with the same squad. Obviously the right side defensive issues were attributed to multiple players......
Can't agree with some of them though. Would have had Fonua for Nofualuma, Gamble for Godinet and Felise for Sue but we all think we know better than the coach.....
I just hope that the team lifts their intensity and defends like they have been before last week's effort.

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Post by TigerSJ » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:23 pm

This was in the ISP team announcement...

"Drinkwater has been granted a release to take up a full-time playing opportunity with Catalans until the end of this year. At the completion of that deal, the club will have first and last rights to re-sign Drinkwater for the 2019 season and beyond."

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Post by Geo. » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:32 pm

Snake wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:12 pm
SO we know now that Cleary does NOT pick on form,a new love child is born!

Agreed Marshall, Marsters and Nofoaluma should be dropped...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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