Written by Adam Whitelock
Saturday, August 22, 5.30 PM, Round 15, Leichhardt Oval, Sydney, Wests Tigers take on Sydney Roosters NRL Match Fixture
The Tigers find themselves in an all too familiar position sitting in 9th spot on the ladder for the 61st week since the NRL era began in 1998. An unconvincing win against the Bulldogs last week will see the Tigers needing to put in a big effort against the Roosters to have any hope of playing finals football. The injury-ravaged Roosters are coming off a loss to the Storm and need to bounce back this game to hold off the Raiders taking their top-four spot. With a few key players returning from injury, the Roosters will be looking to make a statement against the Tigers.
The Wests Tigers
1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Luke Brooks 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Russell Packer 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Matt Eisenhuth
Reserves: 14. Sam McIntyre 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Josh Reynolds 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Alex Twal 19. Thomas Mikaele 20. Chris Lawrence 21. Asu Kepaoa
Coach: Michael Maguire
The Sydney Roosters
|Brett Morris||Christian Tuipulotu|
|Egan Butcher||Lachlan Lam|
|Freddy Lussick||Luke Keary|
|Jared Waerea-Hargreaves||Mitchell Aubusson|
1. James Tedesco 2. Matt Ikuvalu 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Sitili Tupouniua 12. Nat Butcher 13. Isaac Liu
Reserves: 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Daniel Fifita 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Egan Butcher 19. Ryan Hall 20. Max Bailey 21. Sam Walker
Coach: Trent Robinson
The last time these two teams met the Wests Tigers lost to the Roosters 16-24. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 34 matches played between the Wests Tigers and the Roosters favour the Roosters winning 25, all other statistics suggest the match fixture will result in a swift Roosters victory!
Sydney Roosters for the win.
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