Brisbane Broncos continue to be the in-form team in this year’s premiership with their sixth win on the trot, thrashing the Wests Tigers 36-0 at Suncorp Stadium.
ADAM BLAIR CELEBRATES GAME 250 IN STYLE
Brisbane Broncos gave veteran thirty-one year old forward Adam Blair a 250 game present with a huge 36-0 win over his former club, Wests Tigers at Suncorp Stadium tonight.
The victory orchestrated by Anthony Milford who once again gave Kevin Walters something to think about after setting up three tries and scoring one of his own in a six try to nil rout.
For the record it was a quiet night for the milestone maker Blair. He spent 49 minutes on field making 19 tackles and 63 metres in 12 runs.
WESTS TIGERS LACK DEPTH
It was a disruptive preparation for the Tigers losing Chris Lawrence and Luke Brooks on the day of the game to injury.
Coupled with the departure of Mitchell Moses earlier this week, tonight was quite evident that the Tigers depth is shallow.
Jack Littlejohn and Jordan Rankin did little to press their case to play alongside Brooks to fill the shoes of Moses.
Sadly Kyle Lovett is not at NRL standard and tonight once again confirmed that with a mediocre effort.
The Tigers need reinforcements and quick. Maybe Ivan Cleary will have to look for players playing in the second-tier competition who are NRL-ready, like Te Maire Martin at the Panthers.
AARON WOODS CHANCES OF ORIGIN FITNESS SLIM
New South Wales front row enforcer Aaron Woods made a bold attempt to prove his match fitness for the opening State of Origin which is under two weeks away.
It was evident in his thirty minute first half stint that Woods struggled on a number of occasions to overcome a hamstring complaint which kept him out of Australia’s ANZAC Test side earlier in the month.
There’s no doubt Woods will be in Laurie Daley’s side come Monday evening when the side’s announced and will have close to game day to prove his fitness.
TWO RULES ON SIN BINS?
When does or doesn’t a player get sent to the sin-bin?
That will be the question Wests Tigers fans will be asking.
In the first half James Tedesco was sin binned for a blatant foul after chasing down Jordan Kahu from an intercept. There’s no doubt that the decision was correct to send him from the field for ten minutes.
However earlier in the contest David Nofoaluma made a good run from inside his ten metres and over half-way before being tackled by Josh Maguire. Maguire held down and was duly penalised.
Is there any difference between the two incidents? That’s the question.
Brisbane Broncos 36
Tries: Tautau Moga, Alex Glenn, Korbin Sims, Jordan Kahu, Kodi Nikorima, Anthony Milford
Goals: Jordan Kahu 6
Wests Tigers 0