Wests Tigers v Mounties
Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Saturday 30 July
Broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports
Mounties coach Stephen Antonelli isn’t having a bar of his side being branded the Intrust Super Premiership NSW title favourites. He hates the tag.
“I’m not a fan of being labelled favourites,” Antonelli tells NSWRL.com.au.
“I think we’re underdogs going into this week’s game.
“I don’t think many teams respect us – no-one talks about us… it’s how I like it.
“I like to earn respect – I like us playing like that.”
Despite sitting in first position on the ladder, Antonelli insists the fourth-placed Wests Tigers deserve favouritism entering this week’s clash. But he’s not treating NSW VB Blues Origin hooker Robbie Farah any differently.
“[We’ve got to treat him] like just another face,” he says.
“If you make a big song and dance about him, someone else like Justin Hunt or Jack Littlejohn will stand up and tear us to pieces.”
|Intrust Super Premiership NSW
Saturday 30 July 2016
|Wests Tigers v Mounties||Campbelltown Sports Stadium||10.40 am|
|Newtown Jets v Penrith Panthers||Henson Park||3.00 pm|
|Canterbury Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights||Belmore Sportsground||3.00 pm|
|Sunday 31 July 2016|
|Wyong Roos v North Sydney Bears||Morrie Breen Oval||3.00 pm|