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    Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses will still call the shots

    March 27 2016 - 5:39PM
    Michael Chammas

    Robbie Farah will make his return to the Wests Tigers on Easter Monday, but don’t mistake the hooker’s return for a changing of the guard.

    The former skipper has long been central to everything in the Tigers attack, but in his absence during the first three weeks halves Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses have been calling the shots with a fair degree of success.

    Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been pleased with the development of his young playmakers and insists little will change with Farah back in the side.

    “The way we have played has developed from the start of last season to this point and has been a continual development, slowly but surely the halves have got more confidence,” Taylor said at the Tigers’ captain’s run at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.


    “But it is clear we want to get them the ball and to be in charge and Robbie understands that. Robbie also understands that when he sees an opportunity to play the best footy that Robbie Farah can play, we want him to do that. We have to find that balance. It is about the synergy of the team, getting the pieces to get it together.”

    There is a suggestion Farah could be relegated to the bench for Monday’s game against Parramatta. However, Taylor remains coy on the Tigers’ plans.

    “We will let you guys know what the team is an hour before the game. Those are the rules,” Taylor said.

    While the Tigers have been brilliant in patches with the football this season, they are yet to string a complete performance together.

    However, Eels coach Brad Arthur remains wary of what the Tigers will throw at them, especially with Farah back in the mix.

    “We’ve been doing okay in our defence, but we’re going to be tested tomorrow,” Arthur said.

    "They’re second for all the attacking stats, so they’ve been playing some really good footy. Their two halves are playing nice and fast, and nice and direct. With [Robbie] Farah back in there he’ll give them a bit of spark around the ruck, so we’re going to have to be really good in our defence.

    “It’s been a good 10 days to get over a couple of tough games and rest up their bodies a little bit, so we should be nice and fresh going into tomorrow’s clash.”

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  • Should be a good game. Hopefully we can play with that speed and blow Parra away. Then Robbie comes on late and controls that period that we seem to go into a slump in the second half.
    I’m dropping the kids at the Easter Show, picking up my Wolf Pack t-shirt. everyone’s a winner at Homebush today.



  • I’m worried about our ball control. We dropped the pill too much against the Titans and can’t afford to do the same today. Parra are strong across the park and will burn us out if we turn over cheap ball.


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    @willow:

    I’m worried about our ball control. We dropped the pill too much against the Titans and can’t afford to do the same today. Parra are strong across the park and will burn us out if we turn over cheap ball.

    This is I think the biggest concern. Our backrow looks weak but holding the ball is the big area where we need to improve.



  • Our back row and bench look soft, I hope farah picks up from where he finished last game



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