NRL Match Previews - Wests v Cronulla (Round 21)

31-07-2010 07:30PM at Leichhardt Oval

Referee: Jason Robinson and Brett Suttor
Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and Luke Potter
Referee: Phil Cooley

With the Tigers fresh off their first loss in a month, they are understandably listed at $1.22 to win this one and with the return of Gareth Ellis, should win comfortably. What's more important in this match will be how the Tigers forwards respond to mid week criticism after being thumped off the park by Anthony Watmough and his fellow Eagles last week. Robbie Farah will also be out to prove his toughness.  

This means fireworks and who better to come up against when you are looking for a fight than the always willing Cronulla Sharks. Through all of their recent struggles, Paul Gallen and the rest of the forward pack from south of Tom Ugly's bridge has never been labelled soft and in fact, looked more willing at times last week than they have in ages. Point being that I'm obviously hoping for some biff here because the Tigers should win easily so perhaps I'm reaching but maybe..... just maybe, the natives might get restless.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Benji Marshall
My Tip: Tigers 40-18

The Teams

  Wests Tigers               Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 
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J. Cayless
T. Tuiaki
A. Woods
T. Moltzen
J. Moors
J. Mullaney
1. Wade McKinnonFullback1. Nathan Gardner
2. Lote TuqiriWing2. Luke Covell
3. Blake AyshfordCentre3. Dean Collis
4. Chris LawrenceCentre4. Ben Pomeroy
5. Beau RyanWing5. Isaac Gordon
6. Benji MarshallFive Eighth6. Trent Barrett
7. Robert LuiHalfback7. Scott Porter
8. Todd PaytenProp8. Kade Snowden
9. Robbie FarahHooker9. John Morris
10. Keith GallowayProp10. Luke Douglas
11. Liam FultonSecond Row11. Grant Millington
12. Gareth EllisSecond Row12. Anthony Tupou
13. Chris HeighingtonLock13. Paul Gallen
14. Bryce GibbsInterchange14. Josh Cordoba
15. Simon DwyerInterchange15. Broderick Wright
16. Geoff DanielaInterchange16. Paul Aiton
17. Andrew FifitaInterchange17. Taulima Tautai
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B. Ferguson
R. Williams
J. Bukuya

Head to Head

2009 Round 23 Toyota Stadium, Cronulla Wests Tigers 56-10
2008 Round 25 Leichhardt Oval Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 32-6
2008 Round 7 Toyota Park Wests Tigers 20-16
2007 Round 23 Toyota Park Wests Tigers 29-28
2007 Round 5 Campbelltown Sports Stadium Wests Tigers 14-12

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