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Phil Gould and Andrew Webster comment on Jamie Soward's influence at the Panthers and whether certain rules changes are ruining the game.PT7M20S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-3e0go 620 349 August 20, 2014
- Bulldogs v Tigers
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Canterbury v Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium, Thursday 7.45pm
Head to Head: Bulldogs 16 Tigers 10
Last clash: Round 18 2014 - Tigers 46 bt Bulldogs 18 at ANZ Stadium
Tab Sportsbet: Bulldogs $1.18 Tigers $5.50
FootyTAB: Tigers +15.5
Michael Chammas writes: The last time the two teams met the Tigers demolished the Bulldogs with their speed and agility. This time around in cold and wet conditions, it will be a battle of the forwards and Canterbury should be too strong.
Tip: Bulldogs by 14
AAP writes: A season that started with such promise for the Tigers has been cruelled by injuries to eight top-line players with coach Mick Potter admitting last Saturday after his side's 48-4 loss to the Sydney Roosters that he was struggling to field a side. The Bulldogs were fortunate to hold out Parramatta last Friday to end a run of four straight losses to get their season back on track and should prove too strong for a Tigers side that looks shot.
Key: Robbie Farah. The Tigers' skipper has had a difficult month or so but no player takes defeat as bad as the NSW vice-captain. He will be up for resuming his long-running rivalry with opposite number Michael Ennis and causing another boilover.
BULLDOGS: Sam Perrett, Corey Thompson, Josh Morris, Tim Lafai, Mitch Brown, Moses Mbye, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis (capt), James Graham, Josh Jackson, Tony Williams, Greg Eastwood. Interchange: Reni Maitua, Dale Finucane, David Klemmer, Pat O'Hanlon, Harlan Alaalatoa (one to be omitted).
TIGERS: Kurtis Rowe, Jy Hitchcox, Blake Austin, Chris Lawrence, Cory Paterson, Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah (capt), Keith Galloway, Curtis Sironen, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair. Interchange: Ava Seumanufagai, Martin Taupau, Sauaso Sue, Jack Buchanan.
Referees: Matt Cecchin, Adam Gee.