Friday has two NRL matches with the second game for Round 10 being between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers with the opening kick to commence at 7.35pm local time. The game is to be played at ANZ Stadium with the favourite for the match being South Sydney Rabbitohs who will start as the shortest priced team for the round. View our NRL live scores, odds and results for the game between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers.
WHERE AND WHEN: ANZ Stadium, Friday 17th May, 7.35pm
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The other Friday night encounter is between the Rabbitohs and Tigers, with South Sydney expected to win this one easily. The Tigers are desperately looking for a solution after six losses in a row, and have dropped star five-eighth Benji Marshall in the hope for a fresh start.
The score line for this match could get ugly if the Rabbitohs do what they do best, and the Tigers defence will have to stand up if they want to avoid seven consecutive defeats.
South Sydney Rabbitohs:
Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Beau Champion, Bryson Goodwin, Justin Hunt, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, Dave Tyrrell, Issac Luke, Roy Asotasi, Chris McQueen, Ben Te’o, Sam Burgess. Interchange: Nathan Peats, Jason Clark, Ben Lowe, George Burgess, Dylan Farrell, Jeff Lima
James Tedesco, Matt Utai, Joel Reddy, Tim Simona, Marika Koroibete, Liam Fulton, Curtis Sironen, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah (c), Suaso Sue, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair, Eddy Pettybourne. Interchange: Benji Marshall, Jack Buchanan, Ava Seumanufagai, Shaun Spence, Ben Murdoch-Masila
Tigers’ Blair admits he must lift in NRL
Wests Tigers back-rower Adam Blair admits his critics have a point and he must lift his performances for the battling joint venture.
Blair, a big-money signing from Melbourne last year, has come under-fire recently with critics including former international and media personality Gorden Tallis accusing him of not having a go.
The Tigers meet NRL leaders South Sydney on Friday night at ANZ Stadium and go into the match on the back of six consecutive defeats.
New Zealand Test player Blair, who is a deadly edge runner on his day, admitted on Tuesday he can do better.
“Everyone knows what I can bring and how I can play. I’m just not doing that enough for the team at the moment and for the people that want to see me do better for the team,” Blair said.
“All the little things, I think I do really well for the team – kick pressure, cleaning up the tackles. I think I do those really well.
“I think my attack is a little bit off at the moment but, once I fix that up, I think everyone will quieten up a bit.”
Blair sees Tallis’s criticism as a challenge for him to prove the former star wrong.
“I think Gordie knows what I can bring and I think I’ve got to take that as a good thing that he obviously knows what I’ve done before and how I can play,” he said.
“I think it’s a bit of a challenge for myself to keep people like that quiet and prove everyone wrong.”
The 2008 World Cup winner insists the Tigers can’t be bashful against the Rabbitohs and have to get in their faces otherwise they’ll be in for a long night.
“We’ve got to take the game to them and turn up with the right attitude and play some footy,” he said.
“We can’t let their forwards get a roll on like they have been.”