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Gallant in defeat, the Tigers held the Panthers to just two tries in their 16-2 loss last week which was a prime example of just how much their defence has improved under coach Ivan Cleary. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs came within an ace of taking the points off the Sharks in their 22-16 loss last week.
The Tigers’ defence has been first class this season although coming off second best against the Panthers. It’s their ability to score points away from home that seems to be the latest issue with just six points scored in their last two away matches.
The Bulldogs have been knocked around with salary cap issues to deal with off the field while a roster rotation seems to be having an adverse effect on the paddock. Losing centre Josh Morris to injury for the next six weeks hasn’t helped their cause.
Key match-ups are headed by the Bulldogs front rower Aaron Woods facing his former club where he will lock horns with Russell Packer while Ben Matulino will face off with David Klemmer. Meanwhile out wide, Moses Mbye and Will Hopoate may have the upper hand against the Tigers backline, the Tigers halves, Benji Marshall and Luke Brooks are combining as well as any other halves combination in the competition and both have an excellent kicking game.
The Bulldogs will Klemmer and Woods to make plenty of yardage if their backline is any chance of breaking the brick-like defence of the Tigers’ line. On the same token, defensive players like Josh Jackson and Rhyse Martin will have to be right on their game to keep Marshall and Brooks in check.
Games between these two clubs are usually entertaining as both sides like to spread the ball. Completion rates and ball control will decide the fate of this clash. In another close encounter, I see the Tigers coming away with the two points here.
Head-to-head: Played 32; Bulldogs 20 wins, Wests Tigers 12 wins
Matches at venue: Played 20; Bulldogs 12 wins, Wests Tigers 8 wins
2017 result: Wests Tigers won 18-12 at ANZ Stadium in round 8
Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence (c), 12 Michael Chee-Kam, 13 Elijah Taylor. Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Reynolds, 16 Matthew Eisenhuth, 17 Sauaso Sue. Reserves: 18 Josh Aloiai, 19 Chris McQueen, 20 Tim Grant, 21 Kevin Naiqama
Coach Ivan Cleary has recalled fullback Tui Lolohea and centre Mahe Fonua, with Corey Thompson moving to wing in place of Malakai Watene-Zelezniak and Michael Chee-Kam moving to starting second row with Robbie Rochow out of the 21.
Josh Reynolds comes back from a fractured scapula on the bench in place of Chris McQueen. Jacob Liddle starts at hooker with Elijah Taylor moving to lock and Matt Eisenhuth to the bench.
Bulldogs: 1 Moses Mbye, 2 Brett Morris, 3 John Olive, 4 Will Hopoate, 5 Marcelo Montoya, 6 Matt Frawley, 7 Kieran Foran, 8 Aaron Woods, 9 Jeremy Marshall-King, 10 David Klemmer, 11 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13 Rhyse Martin. Interchange: 14 Adam Elliott, 15 Clay Priest, 16 Renouf Toomaga, 17 Kerrod Holland. Reserves: 18 Greg Eastwood, 19 Reimis Smith, 20 Asipeli Fine, 21 Michael Lichaa
Josh Morris is out for eight weeks with a knee injury so John Olive gets a chance at centre. Raymond Faitala-Mariner returns pushing Adam Elliott to the bench and
Asipele Fine to the reserves. David Klemmer has been named to start with Clay Priest benched.