Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
4 days ago
19-03-2011 07:30PM at Leichhardt Oval
The Warriors were never able to find a rhythm last week against a disciplined Parramatta team and they won't find things any easier on Saturday night. The Tigers, after underperforming last Monday, come home to Leichardt Oval where Benji Marshall will no doubt receive a hero's welcome from his most faithful fans and will be hoping to receive similar support from his forwards. The Tigers pack is already hampered by injury.
So, with the scene set and home side on market as favourites, I'll stick with the bookies and tip that Robbie Farah has a blinder and the Warriors fail to overcome the loss of key playmakers James Maloney and Manu Vatuvei. Keep an eye on 22 year old five-eighth Isaac John, playing only his 9th NRL match for the Warriors and facing Benji Marshall in what should be quite an occasion for this junior Kiwi. Tigers to good and too fast out wide.
My Tip: Wests Tigers 30-14
|Wests Tigers New Zealand Warriors|
|2010||NRL - Round 12||Campbelltown Sports Stadium||Wests Tigers||50-6|
|2009||Round 12||Mt Smart Stadium||New Zealand Warriors||14-0|
|2008||Round 16||Leichhardt Oval||New Zealand Warriors||28-26|
|2007||Round 19||Campbelltown Sports Stadium||New Zealand Warriors||28-16|
|2007||Round 10||Mt Smart Stadium||Wests Tigers||30-26|