Raiders, Wests go into stealth mode
BY CHRIS DUTTON, RUGBY LEAGUE
16 Sep, 2010 07:05 AM
No cameras, no journos and no outside distractions it’s time for a lockout. And this time the Raiders are serious.
As finals fever grips the capital, the Raiders and Wests Tigers are starting to show the strain of increased attention and scrutiny.
In an attempt to block out the hype and atmosphere, both clubs will go into stealth mode at their training sessions today.
Will they be practicing secret moves to spring on their opposition at Canberra Stadium tomorrow night?
Unlikely. Coaches David Furner and Tim Sheens are just trying to ensure their players are ready for a must-win semi-final.
Well, Furner is anyway. For the Raiders, it will be their first closed training session at Canberra Stadium this year.
For the Tigers, it’s the second week in a row they’ve restricted access. Sheens is definitely trying to keep the Raiders guessing on the final make-up of his team.
The Tigers have so many injuries not even the players know who will be in the game-day 17.