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Wests Tigers v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Sydney Football Stadium, Friday 16 April 2010, kickoff 7:35pm
The Tigers defence has been astonishing at times so far this year. Not renowned for this type of discipline and commitment, it's been the reason for their 3 game winning streak which has included recent victories away at Canberra and North Queensland. Impressive. Will this continue without Galloway, Payten and Tim Moltzen? Indeed it will against an under pressure Bulldogs outfit struggling with their go-forward.
At the SFS on Friday night, expect to see the Tigers dominate the ruck with Robbie Farah weaving his magic against a Canterbury side still trying to find intensity and inner 'mongrel'. This is exactly what they are missing. Win or lose, the Dogs haven't looked angry this year. Finally, Chris Lawrence had a field day last week against the Cowboys and will face Jamal Idris this week in a battle of future superstars. Can't wait.
Man of the Match Prediction: Robbie Farah
Tip: Tigers 32-16
Tigers: 1. Beau Ryan 2. Lote Tuqiri 3. Blake Ayshford 4. Chris Lawrence 5. Daniel Fitzhenry 6. Benji Marshall 7. Blake Lazarus 8. Bryce Gibbs 9. Robbie Farah 10. Andrew Fifita 11. Liam Fulton 12. Gareth Ellis 13. Chris Heighington
Interchange: 14. Junior Moors 15. Alan Schirnack 16. Mark Flanagan 17. Geoff Daniela
Bulldogs: 1. Luke Patten 2. Steve Turner 3. Josh Morris 4. Jamal Idris 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Ben Roberts 7. Brett Kimmorley 8. Ben Hannant 9. Michael Ennis 10. Chris Armit 11. Yileen Gordon 12. Andrew Ryan [c] 13. David Stagg
Interchange: 14. Tim Browne 15. Gary Warburton 16. Jarrad Hickey 17. Ben Barba
Referees: Jared Maxwell and Bernard Sutton; Sideline Officials: Paul Holland and Russell Turner; Video Referee: Paul Simpkins