WESTS Tigers Team V St George

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Re: WESTS Tigers Team V St George

Post by happy tiger » Tue 14 Aug, 2018 11:06 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 5:59 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:27 pm
Ivan cleary wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:25 pm
Didn’t packer captain last week? Give it to Lawrence
Ok I did..
Awwww :(
Als pressers are more funnier
Did anyone notice that when Cleary got fired up , Packer started doing head rolls .....like he was getting ready to hand out some whuppings


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Post by Snake » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 4:05 am

Glennb wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 5:55 pm
tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:37 pm
I'm scared. This game means more to us than them, we've beaten them already once, we are in close to best form, they've got the worst form of all season, we start as favourites, we are getting troops back and they've got a couple of guns injured- it all looks one way.
And we are at Leichhardt
Will the Myth continue or will the hoodoo be broken, being at Leichhardt means nothing anymore .

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Post by jadtiger » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 5:47 am

Snake wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 4:05 am
Glennb wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 5:55 pm
tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:37 pm
I'm scared. This game means more to us than them, we've beaten them already once, we are in close to best form, they've got the worst form of all season, we start as favourites, we are getting troops back and they've got a couple of guns injured- it all looks one way.
And we are at Leichhardt
Will the Myth continue or will the hoodoo be broken, being at Leichhardt means nothing anymore .
We win more often there than at our other home fields

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Post by wt01 » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 7:44 am

i would rest ET, put Eiso at lock and liddle on the bench...
....also noticed liddle wasnt named in intrust.....

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 8:11 am

Snake wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 4:05 am
Glennb wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 5:55 pm
tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:37 pm
I'm scared. This game means more to us than them, we've beaten them already once, we are in close to best form, they've got the worst form of all season, we start as favourites, we are getting troops back and they've got a couple of guns injured- it all looks one way.
And we are at Leichhardt
Will the Myth continue or will the hoodoo be broken, being at Leichhardt means nothing anymore .
Which ground has our highest winning percentage ?
in Ivan we distrust


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Post by innsaneink » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:03 am

magpiecol wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 10:57 pm
tigerap wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:44 pm
sideline eye wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:28 pm
Ivan has been giving Jacob Liddle a run in the past couple of games but it's hard to see who would drop out of that side to allow Jacob in. Close to our strongest team.
We need the win...keep Robbie on for the full 80....
And if Farah gets hurt?

:?:
It happens in footy... Cant be helped

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Post by upthetigers » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:13 am

magpiecol wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 10:57 pm
tigerap wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:44 pm
sideline eye wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:28 pm
Ivan has been giving Jacob Liddle a run in the past couple of games but it's hard to see who would drop out of that side to allow Jacob in. Close to our strongest team.
We need the win...keep Robbie on for the full 80....
And if Farah gets hurt?

:?:
Was still one of the Blues best players with a dud shoulder. You can't stop a champion.

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Post by tiger scott » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:22 am

Great looking team. Should Robbie need a rest, ET can handle a few minutes, but in a perfect world he plays 80 mins. Glad to see Garner keeping his spot - his defence has been very good.

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Post by Russell » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:44 am

Snake wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 4:05 am
Glennb wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 5:55 pm
tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:37 pm
I'm scared. This game means more to us than them, we've beaten them already once, we are in close to best form, they've got the worst form of all season, we start as favourites, we are getting troops back and they've got a couple of guns injured- it all looks one way.
And we are at Leichhardt
Will the Myth continue or will the hoodoo be broken, being at Leichhardt means nothing anymore .
Maybe not to you.

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Post by Spartan117 » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 11:39 am

Close to the best team we can produce.

Man.... loosing that Dogs game is still making me so angry.

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 11:46 am

Spartan117 wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 11:39 am
Close to the best team we can produce.

Man.... loosing that Dogs game is still making me so angry.
Really though Spartan , we were never in the Dogs game

Its the games we controlled and lost that hurt more imo

Learning curve for a lot of young or WT's players , not easy when your not used to be in winning positions virtually every week

We just need to find 3 x 80 minutes performances , at least give ourselves a shot , if we get outplayed by a better side , so be it , I can live with that

But I reckon if play for 80 minutes we won't lose any of these games even if the opposition does shows up

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Post by Spartan117 » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 11:52 am

Wests Tigers v Dragons: Fonua returns; Mann in No.6

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/08/14/wes ... 3-preview/

The stage is set - now it is up to the Wests Tigers to show they belong in the top eight. And you can bet your last dollar Leichhardt Oval will be a capacity crowd on Saturday night as the hosts make a bold late charge to play semi-final football.

The Tigers have won four of their past five matches, including an away win over St George Illawarra five weeks ago, to put themselves within one win of the eighth-placed Broncos.

Their opponents meanwhile are in free fall, with the Dragons losing five of their last six games after being the competition leaders heading into round 17.

Match: Wests Tigers vs Dragons
ROUND 23 - SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST - 5:30pm
Venue: Leichhardt Oval


Key match up: Luke Brooks v Ben Hunt. The Tigers' number seven has enjoyed his best season following his brilliant debut versus the Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2013. Under-pressure rival playmaker Hunt needs to rise for a number of reasons - chiefly his team's alarming form ahead of the semis next month.

For the Tigers to win: Use the guile and experience of club legends Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah. The premiership-winners in 2005 have been instrumental in their team's recent success and know to keep a steely focus in clutch moments. If the pair fire, the Dragons will struggle to contain them.

For the Dragons to win: Their forward pack needs to wake from their slumber. Jack de Belin, Tyson Frizell and Tariq Sims need to re-discover their early club season and Origin form or Paul McGregor's men will be watching the finals from their lounge rooms.

Tigers Stat Attack: It is no secret Ivan Cleary's men have built their season on defence. They have made the most tackles (7426) and accumulated the most kicks (417). Esan Marsters has been a standout with 45 offloads, while Brooks has 14 line-break assists to his name.

Dragons Stat Attack: Possession has been a highlight, with the Dragons and Cowboys the equal yardstick with 52%. The Red V also lead the standings when it comes to tackle breaks (772). They trail only the Rabbitohs (33,172) when it comes to total run metres (32,874).

And another thing: If the Tigers manage to beat the out-of-sorts Dragons on home soil, they will move to 26 competition points. Tigers fans will be hoping the Rabbitohs topple the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium to set up a frenetic last couple of Telstra Premiership rounds.

TEAM LISTS
BACKS
Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty

Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
Winger for Dragons is number 2 Nene Macdonald

Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Esan Marsters
Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken

Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Mahe Fonua
Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai

Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Kevin Naiqama
Winger for Dragons is number 5 Jordan Pereira

Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Kurt Mann

Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

FORWARDS
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Russell Packer
Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham

Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes

Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Ben Matulino
Prop for Dragons is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau

2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Chris Lawrence
2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell

2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Michael Chee-Kam
2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims

Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Elijah Taylor
Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jack de Belin

INTERCHANGE

Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Alex Twal
Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jeremy Latimore
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Sauaso Sue
Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Jacob Host
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Luke Garner
Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Blake Lawrie
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Luciano Leilua

Wests Tigers Ins
Chris Lawrence
Mahe Fonua
Robbie Rochow
Tyson Gamble

Dragons Ins
Darren Nicholls
Hame Sele
Jacob Host
Jai Field
Zac Lomax

Dragons OUTS
Gareth Widdop

Wests Tigers: Mahe Fonua returns from a broken arm in the centres, with Kevin Naiqama shifting to the wing and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak dropping out. Chris Lawrence also returns from injury in the second row with Matt Eisenhuth moving to the bench and Jacob Liddle back to the reserves.

Dragons: With Gareth Widdop (shoulder) out, Kurt Mann starts at five-eighth with Cameron McInnes and Tyson Frizell to share the captaincy. Leeson Ah Mau is named to start with Luciano Leilua on the bench with Jacob Host returning from a shoulder injury on the interchange.

Wests Tigers v St George Illawarra Dragons, Saturday 5.30pm at Leichhardt Oval
Head-to-head: Played 35; Dragons 19 wins, Wests Tigers 16 wins
Previous result: Wests Tigers won 20-16 at Jubilee Oval in round 18
Points per game: Wests Tigers 16; Dragons 22.6
Points conceded per game: Wests Tigers 17.6; Dragons 19.5

Televised: Live on Nine, Fox League

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 12:27 pm

upthetigers wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:13 am
magpiecol wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 10:57 pm
tigerap wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:44 pm
sideline eye wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:28 pm
Ivan has been giving Jacob Liddle a run in the past couple of games but it's hard to see who would drop out of that side to allow Jacob in. Close to our strongest team.
We need the win...keep Robbie on for the full 80....
And if Farah gets hurt?

:?:
Was still one of the Blues best players with a dud shoulder. You can't stop a champion.
Just warn Ivan not to make Jason T's mistake. Farah is not a dope, if he breaks something and says he can play this side only and not that side then seriously consider.
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 12:29 pm

I'll take that bet re: capacity crowd

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 1:40 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 12:29 pm
I'll take that bet re: capacity crowd
depends on how badly fans' hearts were broken for the last Titan's game
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 2:21 pm

The key is sending heaps of traffic at Hunt / Mann this week

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Post by barra » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 3:35 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 2:21 pm
The key is sending heaps of traffic at Hunt / Mann this week
Well we do seem to be playing a bit smarter... last week we went to the Raiders RHS at the right times, while Leilua was in the bin. We haven't seemed to be able to manage our attacking game like that for some time.

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 3:52 pm

barra wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 3:35 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 2:21 pm
The key is sending heaps of traffic at Hunt / Mann this week
Well we do seem to be playing a bit smarter... last week we went to the Raiders RHS at the right times, while Leilua was in the bin. We haven't seemed to be able to manage our attacking game like that for some time.
Pack is still pretty damn good when you Leeson Ah Mau starting replacing Vaughn

Its the kind of pack you don't want to be handing heaps of possession , even without Widdop , and you don't won't to be forcing Hunt to run , it is his strength

From memory we have made Kurt Mann look like Brett Kenny as well in the past in the few times we have played against him

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