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Round 3: Eels v Tigers @ Leichhardt

slip

slip

Yep, this round is over even though there are 7 mediocre games to be played. :8

Friday night game at Leichhardt Oval. Try tipping a winner. 
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bandwagon

bandwagon

Maybe if we are lucky this will be one of the two or three games Roberts kills it this year. 
slip

slip

I have a feeling that Anasta has taken 50 years to finally find the right club. Nah, who I am kidding, he will always be over-rated. 
Marcus1979

Marcus1979

Bingo

The world would seem wrong if he was not picking up most overrated player accolades ;) 
slip

slip

He will hide behind Benji's skirt. 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

The last game he played against the Tigers he started superbly....only to quickly become the worst player on the field by a hundred miles.

I just can't trust in him at all. I would rather them give Api Pewhairangi a go instead. 
Marcus1979

Marcus1979

in ricky we trust right? 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

We'll see about that. 
crow

crow

Ben Roberts in the starting lineup, we lose. 
bandwagon

bandwagon

Yep, that'd be Roberts, but then I don't reckon Sticky woulda given out a lot praise at all after that game. 
slip

slip

Roberts should be on the bench! If Parra are leading by 28 and Roberts is brought on with 20 to go, we still win, but only by 2. 
Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Should be a good game.
Jarryd Hayne to kick a 49m field goal with 30 seconds to go and we win. 
slip

slip

Must Hayne do everything. :lol: 
Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Fine!
Chris Sandow to kick a 49m field goal to win the game :P 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

F**k Sandow!

Tim Mannah to kick a 49m field goal to win the game. 
slip

slip

9 hours to go! 
Chewbacca

Chewbacca

First forward of ours to kick a field goal since Nathan Cayless and Ian Hindmarsh. 
crow

crow

[h=1]Wests Tigers v Eels[/h] Date March 19, 2013
Leichhardt Oval, Friday 8:05pm (AEDT)
Last meeting: Round 22 2012 - Tigers 51 http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-preview/wests-tigers-v-eels-20130319-2gcdz.html# bt Eels 26 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium
Head-to-head: Tigers 10 Eels 15 drawn 1
Referees: Shayne Hayne, Alan Shortall
TV: Live, Channel 9
TAB Sportsbet: Tigers $1.70 Eels $2.20
FootyTab: Eels +2.5
Phil Mitchell writes: The Tigers didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after beating Penrith last weekend. Mick Potter would have been pleased to chalk up his first win as an NRL coach after his side was hammered by Newcastle in round one. But his joy would have been tempered by a serious injury to powerhouse prop Keith Galloway, who will be sidelined for four months because of a ruptured pectoral muscle.
The last thing the Tigers, who farewelled Chris Heighington and Gareth Ellis at the end of last season, needed was to lose another experienced forward for a long stretch. It’s too early to tell whether Parramatta, who return to Leichhardt Oval for the first time since 2004, are on the cusp of a revival. But if they can overturn a poor recent record against the Tigers (five losses in six matches) they will have laid some solid foundations.
AAP writes: The Tigers bounced back from their round-one humiliation at the hands of Newcastle to beat an under-strength Penrith last weekend. They were a long way from their best, but there were glimpses of that old Tigers magic.
The loss of prop Keith Galloway for an extended period will weaken their grunt up the middle, putting more pressure on youngster Aaron Woods.
The Eels too were a little disjointed in their loss to Canterbury, but star fullback Jarryd Hayne has vowed to get more involved as he attempts to rediscover the form that garnered a round-one hat-trick.

Key: Robbie Farah. The heart and soul of the Tigers will be keen for a big performance up against the Eels club which has tabled a big-money offer to lure the NSW Origin star to Parramatta.
TIGERS: Tim Moltzen, Joel Reddy, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Marika Koroibete, Benji Marshall, Jacob Miller, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah (capt), Jack Buchanan, Braith Anasta, Liam Fulton, Adam Blair. Interchange: Ben Murdoch-Masila, Ava Seumanufagai, Matt Bell, Eddy Pettybourne, Masada Iosefa, Suaso Sue (two to be omitted).
EELS: Jarryd Hayne (capt), Vai Toutai, Ryan Morgan, Jacob Loko, Cheyse Blair, Ben Roberts, Chris Sandow, Mitchell Allgood, Matt Keating, Tim Mannah, Ken Edwards, Matthew Ryan, Ben Smith. Interchange: Joseph Paulo, Darcy Lussick, Fuifui Moimoi, Kelepi Tanginoa.

 
crow

crow

[h=1]Eels left standing as Tigers' twin engines click into gear[/h] Date March 23, 2013[h=3]http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/by/Glenn-Jackson Glenn Jackson [/h]


Tigers 31 Eels 18
[h=4]Tigers overpower sloppy Eels[/h] Wests Tigers turned on the style to dominate a scrappy Eels outfit at Leichhardt Oval.

WHEN Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall, unbreakable and unpredictable respectively, are in that sort of mood, Wests Tigers are always difficult to beat. They can be a frustrating team for their supporters at times, but it would be Parramatta supporters, as well as their players, who would leave Leichhardt exasperated.
Eels co-captain Jarryd Hayne was involved in regular verbal battles with the on-field officials, particularly after Marshall took a quick tap from inside his own half and was easing up before many of the Parramatta side had realised what had happened. They could feel aggrieved by some of the decisions, but not the result. With Aaron Woods and Adam Blair strong through the middle, Farah - a day after signing for life with the club - and Marshall were able to do some damage.
While some significant doubts linger around the Tigers' ability to produce consistent football, they are certainly capable of producing brilliant football.
''We're getting better,'' Farah said. ''We're not anywhere near where we want to be, but the good thing is we're taking steps in the right direction.''
Conversely, the Eels suddenly showed familiar frailties. They will hope it was simply a one-off, and perhaps it will be. But it will also knock their confidence around.
The Tigers, of course, feed off confidence, and the Eels would have known that if they gave their opponents the early advantage, at Leichhardt Oval, they would be hard to peg back. But knowing what not to do and doing what not to do are very different. The Tigers scored their first after four minutes, when Marshall sent centre Chris Lawrence at Eels half Chris Sandow. It was a no brainer that the Tigers would continue to target the halfback.
''You try to go at those smaller defenders,'' coach Mick Potter http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/eels-left-standing-as-tigers-twin-engines-click-into-gear-20130322-2glrq.html# confirmed . ''He's one of them. Chris [Lawrence] did very well to get over the top of him.'' The Eels were becoming pinned down their own end. Winger Cheyse Blair lost possession in a four-man tackle coming out of his own end, while not even Sandow's superb 40-20 could turn the momentum. Mitchell Allgood lost the ball as he rolled to score, and the Tigers were given another life.
Farah, who had signed himself to life with the Tigers during the week, was not just resigning himself to key plays with the boot. After 20 minutes, he once again put Lawrence on Sandow, who was isolated again. By that stage, the Eels had made twice as many tackles as the Tigers, and missed six times as many. Sandow had made many of them and also missed a couple. But, rather cleverly, as it looked like they were about to send Lawrence towards the halfback again, the right centre Blake Ayshford surprised the Eels with a dart himself, giving the Tigers an 18-0 lead.
For all the Tigers' dominance, the Eels should have had two tries themselves; after Allgood's earlier effort, centre Jacob Loko was the next to lose possession as he tried to score, following a break from inside their own quarter. Remarkably, Farah was there to make the tackle on Loko which forced the ball loose.
''I was lucky enough to force the ball out,'' Farah said. ''I guess it was a pretty big play. They're the sorts of efforts you need.''
The Tigers were leading every relevant stat from penalties to possession. And points of course.
The Eels would score the first of them in the second half, but it was merely a break from regular programming. Marshall's quick tap surprised the Eels, and the five-eighth waltzed in from 60 metres out untouched before halfback Jacob Miller's field goal put the result beyond doubt.

WESTS TIGERS 31 (C Lawrence 2 B Ayshford B Marshall T Moltzen tries B Marshall 5 goals J Miller field goal) bt PARRAMATTA 18 (J Loko R Morgan V Toutai tries C Sandow 3 goals) at Leichhardt Oval. Referee: Shayne Hayne, Alan Shortall. Crowd: 18,326.

 
slip

slip

Too many mistakes in the first half and Tigers had 70% of the possession. 
Eels

Eels

I don't like blaming the referees for a loss, but this one has to come close to that. Some very questionable decisions. Matt Ryan gets a hit or slap in the face and retaliates and then Wests gets the penalty?!! That'll do me.

Anyway, we didn't control the ball well enough to win. And those questionable ref decisions just compounded those errors. 
slip

slip

Penalty count was 9-5 Tigers, and I think the first 4 or 5 of the game were against Parra. 
zepha75

zepha75

Half time it was 5 zip! 
chookdance

chookdance

you guys need a 5/8 badly!!! ben roberts is worse than rubbish 
crow

crow

hallelujah, to that!!! 
slip

slip

We do! Luke Kelly, but he is injured. 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

Quick thoughts on this game:

*Sandow - attack fine; kicking brilliant; defence woeful. STOP SHOULDER CHARGING!

*Roberts - F**k off! Seriously.....f**k off!!!!!!!!!

*Ben Smith - still knows how to give away a stupid penalty. Is just too damn slow...one point in the second half he was put through half a gap but wasn't fast or strong enough to get through it. Is solid defensively but is a major liability in attack (same as Keating, opposite of Sandow).

*I hate blaming the refs but boy, we really did get f**ked by the refs in this one. I would normally let that try by Marshall go...if every single other quick tap wasn't called back by the refs over the weekend (as usual). Why pull up some and not others?

*I really need to somehow kill Ben Roberts before next weekend. 

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