Monday’s NRL 2016 Round 4 Match is between Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels with the game to be played at the ANZ Stadium. The opening bounce is set to commence at 15:05 local time with the away team Parramatta Eels currently holding favouritism. View our NRL live scores, stream, odds and results for the game between Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels.
When: 15:05 | Monday 28/03/2016
Where: ANZ Stadium
1 James Tedesco 2 David Nofoaluma 3 Tim Simona 4 Kevin Naiqama 5 Jordan Rankin 6 Mitchell Moses 7 Luke Brooks 8 Aaron Woods (c) 9 Robbie Farah 10 Tim Grant 11 Kyle Lovett 12 Dene Halatau 13 Sauaso Sue. Interchange: 14 Joshua Aloiai 15 Ava Seumanufagai 16 Jack Buchanan 17 Manaia Cherrington
* Robbie Farah (knee) returns at hooker, with Dene Halatau pushing to the back row in place of Chris Lawrence (suspension).
1 Michael Gordon 2 Semi Radradra 3 Michael Jennings 4 Brad Takairangi 5 Clint Gutherson 6 Corey Norman 7 Kieran Foran (c) 8 Junior Paulo 9 Isaac De Gois 10 Tim Mannah (c) 11 Manu Ma’u 12 Beau Scott 13 Tepai Moeroa. Interchange: 14 Kaysa Pritchard 15 Peni Terepo 16 Danny Wicks 17 Ken Edwards 18 David Gower
* Manu Ma’u (suspension) returns in the back row, with Kenny Edwards moving to the bench and David Gower dropping to 18th man.
He may have scored from out wide, and may forever be the centre of the attention, but Josh Dugan’s experiment on the flanks is all but over.
St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor confirmed as much after his star provided a clutch try in his side’s 14-12 NRL win over Penrith in Wollongong on Sunday.
Down four with four minutes remaining, Dugan showed why he’s the NSW State of Origin No.1, levelling the scores with a powerful run over former Dragon Jamie Soward and Tyrone Peachey.
And while skipper Gareth Widdop kicked the go-ahead conversion, it was Dugan’s power game as a fullback that forced his coach to signal that, for now, his time as a centre is done.
“His involvement is a lot higher at the back, without a doubt. Josh did well and he’ll be staying at the back,” McGregor said.
“He’s a big game player, and that’s what you like to see from the big players in situations like that. The better players go to the game at times like that, they don’t shy away from it.”
Dugan has previously stated a desire to move to the flanks, and the recruitment of Kurt Mann over the summer allowed McGregor to test the new combination out.
But after the former Melbourne utility flopped in two losses to start the season, the Dragons have since recorded back-to-back wins with Dugan in the backfield.
Over the past fortnight, he has run 401 metres and busted eight tackles.
“It’s something I’m comfortable with and I know my role there,” he said.
“I am always going to try and put myself in spots where it’s going to benefit the team, that’s what I’m trying to do. I love getting my hand on the ball and playing off the back of our forwards.”
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change