NRL Match Previews - Bulldogs v Tigers (Round 13)

04-06-2010 07:35PM at ANZ Stadium

Referee: Shayne Hayne and Alan Shortall
Touch Judges: Russell Turner and Adam Devcich
Referee: Bill Harrigan

The Tigers are a confidence team and running high on it at the moment. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, are running high on the stench of failure as their season goes from bad to worse. Cries from the Bulldogs camp this week sound optimistic, which is a good sign for this match and suggests the Dogs will play with desperation. That might be enough to get the win against a rejuvenated Tigers outfit, but only if this match turns into a grind.

Difficult to see Robert Lui and Benji Marshall allowing that to happen. In the Tigers' last two matches, they have combined well to organise a potent attack which should continue on Friday night but they will face a tough test with Kimmorley and Ennis attempting to slow the pace down to a standstill. This week the Jamal Idris show visits Chris Lawrence in another fantastic matchup starring the Dogs tearaway young centre. Also, keep an eye on Ennis v Farah as their rivalry continues.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Robbie Farah
My Tip: Tigers 28-18

The Teams

  Canterbury Bulldogs               Wests Tigers 
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B. Roberts
B. Hannant
C. Payne
1. Luke PattenFullback1. Beau Ryan
2. Steve TurnerWing2. Lote Tuqiri
3. Josh MorrisCentre3. Geoff Daniela
4. Jamal IdrisCentre4. Chris Lawrence
5. Bryson GoodwinWing5. Daniel Fitzhenry
6. Blake GreenFive Eighth6. Benji Marshall
7. Brett KimmorleyHalfback7. Robert Lui
8. Ben HannantProp8. Bryce Gibbs
9. Michael EnnisHooker9. Robbie Farah
10. Michael HodgsonProp10. Todd Payten
11. Gary WarburtonSecond Row11. Mark Flanagan
12. Andrew RyanSecond Row12. Gareth Ellis
13. David StaggLock13. Chris Heighington
14. Yileen GordonInterchange14. Andrew Fifita
15. Tim BrowneInterchange15. Junior Moors
17. Joel RomeloInterchange16. Simon Dwyer
21. Chris ArmitInterchange17. Mitch Brown
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T. Tuiaki
T. Tupou
S. Dwyer

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 6 Sydney Football Stadium Canterbury Bulldogs 24-4
2009 Round 26 Sydney Football Stadium Wests Tigers 34-12
2009 Round 8 ANZ Stadium Canterbury Bulldogs 22-20
2008 Round 21 ANZ Stadium Wests Tigers 56-4
2008 Round 3 ANZ Stadium Canterbury Bulldogs 32-12

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