The combined total for their two games last year against Wests reads 78-0, but two of the Roosters� standout performers in 2005 say they are expecting a torrid affair on Sunday afternoon against the in-formTigers at Aussie Stadium.
Stuart Webb and Adrian Morley � two of the club�s most consistent performers over the opening three rounds � believe the pumped-up Tigers now have the belief to topple the Roosters after their giant-killing performance against Canterbury on Sunday.
�They played well on Sunday � nobody expected them to challenge the Bulldogs � so they�ll be full of confidence,� Webb said this morning at training.
�It�s going to be a tough game, we�re back at home and we don�t want to lose two in a row, so hopefully we can get a big crowd out there to support us.�
Morley � who rocked the foundations of Aussie Stadium with a bone-crunching hit on Shane Webcke in Friday�s game � said the side was well aware of the threat the Tigers pose to a side still tinkering with a string of new on-field combinations.
�We all saw how they played against the Bulldogs, so there�s no doubt there they will give us a very tough game,� Morley said.
�The competition is so even now, you have to turn up every week or you�ll get beaten.�
Coach Ricky Stuart called an impromptu video session this morning for the 17 players who took on the Brisbane, to dissect their uncharacteristically poor defensive effort against the white-hot Broncos.
Webb conceded the Roosters need to improve dramatically on Sunday or risk another embarrassing scoreline against the Tigers � who put 37 points past the defending premiers.
�They have a lot of points in them, so we need to make sure we�re all switched on,� he said.
�Brisbane were just too good around the ruck � our defence wasn�t up to scratch to hold them � so we can�t afford to do that two weeks in a row.�
The addition of Finch � the Roosters� player of the year in 2004 � is a massive boost for Stuart, who has been frustrated with the side�s kicking game over the opening rounds.
The newly-named five-eighth pulled through Friday�s game without incident, although he admitted his hands were still �fairly sore�.
�They came through the game well, it was good to have my first hit-out, so I�ll be looking to get even more involved against Wests,� Finch said.
�Ricky was very disappointed with us � not with our effort, but our execution � we didn�t do the little things right.
�But we�ll get stuck in at training this week and we know we�re a lot better than what we showed against Brisbane.�