Wests Tigers are on high alert for another barnstorming effort from Parramatta winger Semi Radradra ahead of the sides’ NRL clash at ANZ Stadium on Easter Monday.
Radradra starred in the Eels’ last-start upset win over Canterbury and again looms as key in this round four fixture to round out the Easter weekend.
Coach Jason Taylor said the Tigers have spent plenty of their pre-game planning on working out how to stop the Fijian flyer.
“I thought Radradra was amazing last week, it was an enormous performance, we need to be ready for him and we are, we have talked about him a lot, we would be silly if we didn’t,” Taylor said.
“We will be ready for him, hopefully we can handle him.”
After a disappointing last-start loss to Gold Coast that came after wins over the Warriors and Manly to start the year, Taylor is keen for his side to find their way again.
“It will be about how we play and how we get our game on, that will determine the result,” he said.
“But it is important to know the opposition and to know what they are bringing.
“And they are bringing a very big strong left winger who is hard to tackle and he is good at catching those high balls so we will be ready for that.
Leading into round three, the Tigers had the second best attack after South Sydney.
“It is (more) about our defence,” he said.
“When you look at our season so far it has been strong but we have conceded more points than we would have liked so we have to improve that and to have more control in our attack.”