Injured Lawrence to miss Dragons clash

Injured Lawrence to miss Dragons clash

Dan Talintyre (Twitter: @dantalintyre)

Fri 4th September, 12:00PM
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Wests Tigers NRL Coach Jason Taylor has confirmed Chris Lawrence will miss Saturday’s final round clash against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons due to injury.

After he picked up a pec injury in the Club’s Round 25 win over the New Zealand Warriors, Taylor confirmed that the centre-turned-forward wasn’t worth risking this week against the Dragons, having not trained all week following the 50-16 victory on Sunday.

“Chris Lawrence hasn’t made it for this weekend,” Taylor said on Friday morning.

"He’s not going to take his place in the team [as] he has a pec injury from last weekend.

“If he played and tore his pec for a game that, given where the season is at for us, it’d be a really poor decision as coaches to push him out there on the day.”

Taylor confirmed that young hooker Manaia Cherrington — who was originally named as 18th man — would come into the side on the interchange bench as his replacement.

“Manaia will come into the 17, and will get some time at hooker,” he said.

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2015/09/04/injured_lawrence_to_.html

At least we have managed our injuries well this year.

Unfortunate for Chris he has been in good form.

Shift Farah to lock when Cherrington comes on to help cover for Lawrence’s absence.

@Fade To Black:

Shift Farah to lock when Cherrington comes on to help cover for Lawrence’s absence.

I was thinking the same. Bring Cherrington on at the backend of the half and give them both the freedom to run the ball from dummy half.

@foreveratiger:

What’s new ?

Simona and Rowdy must have been the worst centre combo in Nrl history for being injury prone.

Serioulsy though, good player that should have been a great player but injury killed his Rep career. 2007-2010 (4yrs) played 100 games. 2011-2015 (5yrs) played 70 games. Thats an average of half a season each year for the last 5 years sitting on the sidelines. Money well spent.

@fairdinkum:

@foreveratiger:

What’s new ?

Simona and Rowdy must have been the worst centre combo in Nrl history for being injury prone.

Serioulsy though, good player that should have been a great player but injury killed his Rep career. 2007-2010 (4yrs) played 100 games. 2011-2015 (5yrs) played 70 games. Thats an average of half a season each year for the last 5 years sitting on the sidelines. Money well spent.

And some want him as Captain next year :roll

bugger, well, it’s probably the only thing that has gone really well for us this year, far less injuries compared to previous years

@foreveratiger:

What’s new ?

This is very new….unchanged line ups week to week are the norm now, injuries are minimal…havent you been following? :brick:

Bad luck for Rowdy I was looking forward again to watching him after the terrific presser this week

Shame. Will give him a head start on the off season. Looking forward to seeing him go round next yr. Our new captain hopefully.

I want to give the Lawrence of Leumeah banner one last run 😦

@white_tiger:

@Fade To Black:

Shift Farah to lock when Cherrington comes on to help cover for Lawrence’s absence.

I was thinking the same. Bring Cherrington on at the backend of the half and give them both the freedom to run the ball from dummy half.

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Pectoral injuries can be very serious and he needs to be kept in cotton wool or he might miss the start of next season.

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