Sunday’s second NRL Round 10 match is between Wests Tigers and Canterbury Bulldogs. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:05 local time with the game to be played at ANZ Stadium. The away team Canterbury Bulldogs are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Wests Tigers and Canterbury Bulldogs.
When: 16:05 | Sunday 15/05/2016
Where: ANZ Stadium
Tip: Canterbury Bulldogs at $1.28
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Kevin Naiqama at $17.00
Tigers: 1 Justin Hunt 2 David Nofoaluma 3 Tim Simona 4 Kevin Naiqama 5 Jordan Rankin 6 Mitchell Moses 7 Luke Brooks 8 Aaron Woods 9 Robbie Farah 10 Tim Grant 11 Curtis Sironen 12 Chris Lawrence 13 Sauaso Sue. Interchange: 14 Josh Aloiai 15 Dene Halatau 16 Kyle Lovett 17 Ava Seumanufagai 18 Elijah Taylor.
Bulldogs: 1 Sam Perrett 2 Curtis Rona 3 Josh Morris 4 Kerrod Holland 5 Tyrone Phillips 6 Josh Reynolds 7 Moses Mbye 8 Aiden Tolman 9 Michael Lichaa 10 James Graham (c) 11 Josh Jackson 12 Greg Eastwood 13 Sam Kasiano. Interchange: 14 Tony Williams 15 Raymond Faitala-Mariner 16 David Klemmer 17 Tim Browne 19 Lloyd Perrett 20 Craig Garvey.
Wests Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses admits he was concerned the club’s recent six-game losing streak was going to affect his ongoing contract negotiations.
Moses has given himself until June to decide on whether to trigger a player option on his current NRL contract to stay at Concord for the 2017 season, or leave for greener pastures.
How green that is could depend on both individual and team form, the latter of which was on extremely shaky ground before their last-start win over South Sydney.
The week before that they had been embarrassed 60-6 by Canberra.
“It was stressful, definitely. It was in the back of my head, but I was just trying to put that aside and play good footy,” Moses said on Monday.
Veteran player manager and cousin Isaac Moses is in talks with a number of clubs on Mitchell’s future, however the 21-year-old said he has yet to sit down and consider his options.
“I let him know that when he thinks I’m ready to start the talks, we’ll start. But I think he’s in talks at the moment. He’ll let me know when he thinks I’m ready,” he said.
Moses said he was a lot happier with his form this year compared to last.
The Tigers snapped their losing run with a stunning upset of the Rabbitohs, despite being without Moses, Aaron Woods and Tim Grant, and losing star fullback James Tedesco at halftime.
Moses, Woods and Grant are expected to return for this week’s clash with Canterbury, where Moses hopes they can build on their win over the Rabbitohs.
“I think I’ve been playing a lot more calm with my footy compared to last year,” he said.
“We had a couple of losses on the trot there but it was good that the boys got the win last weekend and hopefully we take that into the Bulldogs game.”
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