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Tigers v Sea Eagles Preview

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Mar 10, 2016.

By lsz on Mar 10, 2016 at 2:15 PM
  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Schick Hydro Preview: Wests Tigers v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
    Leichhardt Oval
    Monday 7pm

    Most punters expected the Sea Eagles to click straight away. Why wouldn't they? Nate Myles, Martin Taupau, Lewis Brown and Jake Trbojevic sure make up a handy forward pack especially when Daly Cherry-Evans is leading them around.

    Few anticipated the sluggish start to their campaign, after the kicked off the year with a 28-6 loss to the Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval.

    On the flip side the Wests Tigers were one of the highlights of Round 1. Led by Mitch Moses and James Tedesco last year's cellar-dwellers looked a completely different outfit after sinking the Warriors by eight points.

    The Tigers welcome back Luke Brooks and Dene Halatau from suspension in place of Jack Littlejohn and Jack Buchanan, who return to NSW Cup.

    Manly coach Trent Barrett meanwhile has reshuffled his forwards to allow for the NRL return of Josh Starling and Brenton Lawrence who replace Blake Leary and Darcy Lussick.


    Watch out Tigers: Taupau's return to Leichhardt Oval could prove an important one. With Barrett shifting the Kiwis representative to the back row the rookie mentor is undoubtedly looking to utilise the explosiveness in Taupau's game we have come to know and love. In saying that, the Tigers will be looking to make their former teammate's return as unmemorable as possible.

    Watch out Sea Eagles: Brooks's return should only expand the Tigers' attack. Coach Jason Taylor opted against using Manaia Cherrington for 80 minutes last week meaning Littlejohn spent time at hooker and Chris Lawrence ended up in the halves. Brooks should only complement Moses as the Tigers look to take their free-flowing attack up a few notches.

    Key Match-Up: Mitch Moses v Dylan Walker – Walker's nervy start for the Sea Eagles last week did his team no favours but given time the former Rabbitohs centre should slowly develop in the role. Walker's lack of experience impacted Cherry-Evans's performance against the Bulldogs which is something he'll be mindful of. Moses however had no such troubles as he guided the Tigers to a huge first-half lead by producing two try assists. Walker could learn a few things from his opposite man on Monday night.

    The History: Played 22; Wests Tigers 8, Sea Eagles 14. The Sea Eagles have won six of their past eight against the Tigers dating back to 2010. They only played once last year, in Round 15, when the Sea Eagles emerged 10-point victors. They will be hoping they can produce a similar result to secure their maiden 2016 win.

    What are the Odds: The Tigers opened at a huge $3.20 but that was snapped up as soon as they knocked off the Warriors in Round 1. The money is running four-to-one in favour of a Tigers upset. Their price is expected to shorten even further as we get closer to kick-off.Latest odds at Sportsbet.com.au.

    Match Officials: Referee: Henry Perenara. Assistant Referee: Chris James. Sideline Officials: Jeff Younis and Tim Roby.

    Televised: Fox Sports 1 (Live) – 7pm.

    The way we see it: It could be another week of development for the Sea Eagles as they continue to build. Cherry-Evans looked sharp in Round 1 but it means nothing if his teammates don't provide options for him to utilise. The Tigers' return to Leichhardt should continue aid their early-season form. Wests Tigers by 8.

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    Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Mar 10, 2016.

      1. lsz

        lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I will wait to see who can spot the error on this one...
         
      2. Pittwater Legend

        Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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        Haha, didn't they have us at 26-0 down at half-time last year?
         
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      3. Loobs

        Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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        Keep it simple, run at the halves, give Green and Williame a nice first grade send off...
         
      4. Moondog

        Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Commas seem to be thrown around at random.
         
      5. HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        No that was 2014 in the wet at Leichhardt :mad:

        Manly won 30-20 last year
         
      6. brad

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        Dont know if anyone has posted yet but t red may be gonski.
         
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        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          ...."campaign, after the kicked off the year...."

          but maybe you didn't mean that?
           
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          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            @Isz you must mean this :happy:
             
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            • HoldenV8

              HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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              I still think Barrett dropped the wrong two forwards, it should have been Green and Vave back in NSW Cup, not Lussick and Leary.
               
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              • Turbo

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                I honestly am scared for us in this game. We have a great side but the bench is where we drop off. If snake plays we win i doubt I though with the Tigers fired up the y should beat us easily IMO we are still a side learning and in all honesty we may not win a game until after 10 it's a massive possibility. Although we have a strong forward pack, knowing our bench we will drop off once Vave and green come on. I'm expecting a tough trot for us this year and it's looks like we won't win for a while, Trent needs to pick a side and stick drop Vave and green bring in knight. I'm predicting Tigers by 24 but if snake plays we win by 24 IMO.

                Ps: Williame hasn't won a game yet, so don't expect us to win when he's there
                 
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                The good thing is that we actually do have a Monday game this week. If it was a Thursday, Friday or even Saturday I would say Snake would be no chance. Monday being an extra day or so might be the difference between playing and not.

                However, I think that Snake or no Snake, we can win this one.
                 
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