Match Discussion: Round 5 vs Storm @ Mt Smart Stadium

Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Apr 2, 2018.

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Who will win? Round 5: Wests Tigers v Storm

Poll closed Apr 7, 2018.
  1. Wests Tigers 13+

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  2. Wests Tigers 1-12

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  4. Melbourne Storm 1-12

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  5. Melbourne Storm 13+

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  1. LeagueUnlimited News

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    NRL 2018 - Round 5
    Wests Tigers v Melbourne Storm
    Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose (TICKETS)
    Saturday 7 April 2018

    (NZ time) Gates 4pm / WST v MEL 5pm / WAR v NQL 7:30pm


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    1. Tuimoala Lolohea 2. Corey Thompson 3. Esan Marsters 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Russell Packer 9. Pita Godinet 10. Ben Matulino 11. Chris Lawrence 12. Robert Rochow 13. Matt Eisenhuth
    Interchange: 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Alex Twal 16. Michael Chee Kam 17. Josh Aloiai 18. Tyson Gamble 19. Tim Grant 20. David Nofoaluma 21. Sauaso Sue

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    1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Young Tonumaipea 4. Curtis Scott 5. Josh Addo-carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Joe Stimson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Kenneath Bromwich
    Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tim Glasby 16. Christian Welch 17. Sam Kasiano 18. Justin Olam 19. Patrick Kaufusi 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Felise Kaufusi


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    Referees: Adam Gee, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
    Sideline Officials: Nick Beashel, Chris McMillan
    Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

    Feeder team matches
    WESTS TIGERS (NSWRL - Magpies)
    SAT
    Magpies / Wests Tigers v Warriors @ Campbelltown, ISP 12:45pm (FOX) / Flegg 2:45pm

    STORM (QRL - Easts Tigers, Sunshine Coast, Thunderbolts)
    SAT
    Norths (BRI) v Thunderbolts @ Bishop Park, Colts 3:50pm
    Mackay (NQL) v Sunshine Coast @ BB Print Stadium, ISC 6pm
    SUN
    Mustangs v Sunshine Coast @ Gold Park, Colts 2pm
    Easts v Redcliffe (BRI) @ Suzuki Stadium, ISC 3pm / Colts 11:30am​
     
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  2. Old Time Tiger

    Old Time Tiger Juniors

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    At least one grub is missing from the Storm team.

    1st game V Storm they spoilt Slater's celebrations.
    2nd game V Storm, hopefully they can spoil Bellyache's celebrations.
     
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  3. Tigerm

    Tigerm Juniors

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    Storm have shown they are beatable, maybe its because of Cronk?

    Didn't Qld lose that SOS serious a few years back with him missing?
     
  4. benched tiger

    benched tiger Juniors

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    This short turnaround is bad enough but having it in NZ this weekend is crazy.
     
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  5. Tiger Ted

    Tiger Ted Juniors

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    At the 8th wonder where this match is normally held we would have been close to certainties.

    The fact we won today & we recently beat them does provide confidence that we can beat the cheating Mexicans again.
     
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  6. sensesmaybenumbed

    sensesmaybenumbed Moderator Staff Member

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    They'll be out with a point to prove after last time.

    We'll earn this the hard way.
     
  7. benched tiger

    benched tiger Juniors

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    It’s not often the Storm boys get beat two weeks in a row either,Smith will try and ref the sh*t out of this game to his advantage.
     
  8. sensesmaybenumbed

    sensesmaybenumbed Moderator Staff Member

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    A send off beckons if he pushes too hard.
     
  9. Tigerm

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    Supposed team list (from Foxsports)

    Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 2 Corey Thompson, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer (c), 9 Pita Godinet, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence, 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

    Interchange: 14 Jacob Liddle, 15 Alex Twal, 16 Michael Chee Kam, 17 Josh Aloiai

    Reserves: 18 Tyson Gamble, 19 Tim Grant, 20 David Nofoaluma, 21 Sauaso Sue

    Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Young Tonumaipea, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Joe Stimson, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Kenny Bromwich

    Interchange: 14 Brandon Smith, 15 Tim Glasby, 16 Christian Welch, 17 Sam Kasiano

    Reserves: 18 Justin Olam, 19 Patrick Kaufusi, 20 Ryley Jacks, 21 Felise Kaufusi
     
  10. Tiger05

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    I reckon we will get the same team but when you played yesterday and the team is announced today it's pretty hard not to think that they've just copied and pasted the team from last week.
     
  11. The Charlatan

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    I think we'll be in it but Melbourne will be hurting after last week. I expect Cameron Smith to put on a clinic, and get them home.
     
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  12. super_coach

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    Short turn around and a trip across the pond is a massive ask against any team, but it just may be what the doctor ask for. It maybe like the old trip to Kiama, a team bonding thing, get away from all the Aussie media back slapping them and trying to jump on the bus.

    Could be wrong, but the Sharks physically belted the Storm and Parra were pretty soft, also they have some quality players forced out and they also have to make the hike across the pond. I actually rate our chances....So if your smart get your money on Melbourne, Iam usually wrong
     
  13. magpie_man

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    Will Chambers is a significant loss for the Storm, as is Finucane to a lesser extent.
    Their pack seems to have lost a bit of its punch so far this season and were pretty well beaten by, admittedly a darn good pack in Cronulla.
    Croft has potential but Cronk he is not.
    They are definitely beatable.
     
  14. ouryears

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    Great turnaround this year tigers supporters, well done and I think it's awesome.

    Hope it's a tigers vs dragons GF.

    Stuff the rorters and the cheating purple storm!

    Anyway, good luck guys, although it seems to be skill and good old Cleary's coaching.
     
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  15. benched tiger

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    It’s good to see teams like Saints,Warriors and WT doing well rather than the usual suspect teams who rort the sh*t out of the system.
     
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  16. Das Hassler

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    Certainly......the peasants are revolting...and proudly so!
     
  17. super_coach

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    Now aint that the truth. It shows you, get a great coach, develop a strong culture and buys some harden pros as apposed to egoistic so called super stars and anything is possible
     
  18. super_coach

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    One concern to come out of the Parra game was the way Tony Williams terrorised or left side when they got him running out wide. It reminded me of days gone by. Surely every coach in the comp will now try the same thing. I can see Solamona being used in the same role, although I think he plays on their left side. Anyway just a area that could some grief
     
  19. benched tiger

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    It was obvious what Parra were trying to do with Trex out wide,would of like to see our blokes be a little proactive and number up on him with another big bloke assisting Brooks.
     
  20. Tigerm

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    Yes, cant wait till we can start doing this with the cream of talent banging on our door. Hahaha
     

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