Just ponder what Woods says in this interview particularly in his last sentence. It is DAMMING. The Ghost of Sheens lurks.
Think about the co-incidence here – against broncos no Marshall – yet we stuck it up them in some whimsical way. Against Bulldogs Marshall plays and we get hammered.
Ponder for a moment that the game plan revolves around Benji Marshalls’ tics – yes tics. Then Robbie after him. Our BEST 2 players. That’s MY Tigers.
AAP – May 4
Woods primed for ‘fiery’ Sharks NRL clash
NSW State of origin hopeful & West Tigers prop Aaron Woods has tipped a fiery contest in the mate against mate clash between the joint venture and Cronulla on Friday night.
The 22 year old Woods admits the game will have some extra spice as he lines up against four former teammates at Allianz Stadium. Props Andrew Fifita and Bryce Gibbs joined the Sharks in 2012 from the Tigers before back rower Chris Heighington and winger Beau Ryan defected to Cronulla this season.
“I can’t wait for the game,” Woods told AAP.
“Every game I look forward to playing but I’m looking forward to this a bit more because I’m playing against my mates”
“It should be a little bit fiery.”
Woods, who was 18th man for NSW last year, has been in outstanding form for the struggling Tigers who go into the Sharks’ match after 5 straight losses.
The City origin representative from 2012 missed this year’s corresponding fixture with injury and insists NSW selection for game 1 on June 5 is not on his mind and his focus is on helping the Tigers.
“I’m just trying to get a win for the Tigers at the moment and doing everything I can to lift the spirits of the boys,” he said
“It’s pretty hard going back to training every week losing and I haven’t really thought about it (Origin).”
The Leichhardt junior was immense for the Tigers in Friday night’s 40-4 loss to Canterbury.
Woods stood tall against returning top shelf Bulldogs props James Graham & Sam Kasiano, making 35 tackles & 20 hit-ups for the injury ravaged Tigers who are missing seven senior players.
But Woods refused to blame injuries for the Tigers’ woes.
“It’s no excuse,” Woods said.
“Our biggest fault this year is our lack of composure with the ball. We are trying to score off that ONE BIG PLAY every time.”
But is this what I believe he is really trying to say – in that last sentence.
“I’m sick of Robbie & Benji trying to make HERO plays” - “wish Andrew Fifita never left – but can’t wait to play alongside him in Origin”
That’s exactly why benji needs a halfback who takes control. And guess what people miller AINT the guy! He might be able to take a bit of control (as captain?) in toyota cup but compare that to ordering around Origin players and international captains; whole other test.
If someone like Anasta, or Lui or Prince or maybe even brooks in time, can take control of 90% of the action it makes Benji’s job so much easier. All he has to do is decide whether he’s gonna run it, go wide or try get someone through a hole he can see. Sometimes he may run a set play or get a hit up going.
Compare THAT to what he was doing at the end of last year in our losing streak; goal kicking, long kicks, kicking for touch, CAPTAINING the side, getting the ball every play just for simple hitups etc. etc. OF COURSE he’s gonna make errors!!
Give Benji a pack and a controlling halfback like Anasta or maybe brooks and we are set for another Golden Boot and top 4 position (some speedy outside backs wouldn’t go amiss either)
Poor Woodsy, he can see the dominance of two players, and as Lockyer has said, Farrah’s decision making is why he will always be number 2 behind Smith. Smithh organises his team, doesn’t overplay his hand unless required. Know when to spped up the game, or slow it down. Hopefully Robbie has a good read of the article. He’s a great player……but he could be a awsome player. Go Wests Tigers :sign: