Tigers In Turmoil Ahead Of Bunnies Clash

Picture: Mark Evans/dailytelegraph.com.au
Souths superstar Greg Inglis is ready to fire against the Tigers. Picture: Mark Evans/dailytelegraph.com.au
Tigers v Rabbitohs

Friday, March 21 – 6.45pm (AEST)

ANZ Stadium

Form guide:

South Sydney: WL
Wests Tigers: LW

Things you need to know:
Souths had Manly's measure until they decided to prove how tough they were and lost focus. It undid a lot of the good work of the previous week's win over the Roosters. Chris McQueen is back for the Bunnies while Joel Reddy takes Beau Champion's centre spot.
The Tigers bounced back well from the round one disaster against the Dragons, belting the Titans in Sahara-like conditions on the Gold Coast. Chris Lawrence sits this one out with a hamstring strain but Liam Fulton (concussion) returns at Cory Paterson's expense.

Reason to watch:
Greg Inglis. He was quiet against the Sea Eagles, which should be ringing loud alarm bells over Concord way. We're also interested in the continued progress of Luke Brooks.
Reason to turn away:
If the Tigers of round one turn up against the Rabbitohs of round one, it could be complete carnage. Last time they played at Homebush it was a 44-point win to Souths on the back of GI's four tries. History could well repeat.
Say what:
"We are not CEOs, we are not board members, we were not at the courts listening to the case.
"We are just excited about (Friday) night, it is a great challenge." – Tigers skipper Robbie Farah after a tumultuous week at the club (see below).
Final word:
There's been a bit of drama surrounding the Wests Tigers' future this week but we'll give you a tip: it won't affect the players one iota. As long as the pay's coming in and they've got a parking spot at the ground, players don't give those off-field dramas a second thought. Having said that, we can still see a hiding here. Souths will want to atone for last week and that spells trouble for the Tigers. Rabbitohs by 20.

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