17-09-2010 07:45PM at Canberra Stadium
Referee: Tony Archer and Jared Maxwell
Touch Judges: Paul Holland and Jeff Younis
Referee: Bill Harrigan
How quickly fortunes can change in the Greatest Game of All. Last week, the Tigers were 30 seconds away from a huge win... a week off.... and a much needed rest for their many injured players followed by a 'home' semi final to qualify for the big one. Instead, they are heading to our nations capital to face the form team of the competition and the biggest set of forwards in the southern hemisphere in front of 27,000 Green Machine believers. The McIntyre system really bends you over a barrel, doesn't it?
To avoid an end to their season, the Wests Tigers will have to deliver the best performance of their collective careers. They must overcome the heartbreak of last week's loss and a long list of wounded troops.
However, let's say they do turn up on Friday night with a full squad.... it probably won't matter anyway. The Raiders are surging and have all the momentum in this match. Unless the visitors get off to a blinding start and put pressure on this young Canberra team, they are in for a long night. Rather, we predict Canberra lead from start to finish and the party begins in Bruce.
My Tip: Canberra 30-12
|Canberra Raiders Wests Tigers|
Head to Head
|2010||NRL - Round 15||Leichhardt Oval||Wests Tigers||18-8|
|2010||NRL - Round 4||Canberra Stadium||Wests Tigers||35-22|
|2009||Round 20||Canberra Stadium||Wests Tigers||25-4|
|2009||Round 1||Campbelltown Stadium||Wests Tigers||34-26|
|2008||Round 5||Canberra Stadium||Canberra Raiders||30-24|