THE LONG HARD LOOK WITH MIKE WILSON
Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters
Leichhardt Oval, 7:30pm
Tigers $1.42, Roosters $2.85
Tigers: Tim Moltzen, Lote Tuqiri, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Benji Marshall, Robert Lui, Bryce Gibbs, Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Liam Fulton, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange (from): Mark Flanagan, Mitch Brown, Aaron Woods, Todd Payten, Andrew Fifita
Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Sam Perrett, Kane Linnett, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Joseph ‘BJ’ Leilua, Todd Carney, Mitchell Pearce, Jason Ryles, Jake Friend, Nate Myles, Braith Anasta (c), Aidan Guerra, Frank Paul Nuuausala. Interchange (from): Anthony Mitchell, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Brad Takairangi, Tinirau Arona, Tom Symonds
It’s east meets west in a classic encounter at a classic venue in Leichhardt Oval. The Roosters might have finally decided to get a move on but it’s all a bit too late. And it’s probably not the best time to meeting the Wests Tigers either who have found their mojo to an extent following their win against the Cowboys last week. The Roosters had to win last week to have any chance of making the finals so it will be interesting to see how they play in this game with absolutely no pressure.
The Tigers on the other hand are fighting to maintain their spot in the bottom half of the top 8. Benji Marshall has taken time to get back to his best after his injury but it looks like he is there now and what a great battle we should be in for between Benji and Todd Carney.
This game should display some great ball playing skills so prepare to be entertained.
Mike’s Best Bet: None
Starting Bank: $2000, Current Bank $2478.42
(Team lists sourced from nrl.com.au)