Not again: Robbie Farah couldn’t face another loss against the Canberra Raiders in Canberra last week. Picture: Stefan Postles/Getty ImagesTomorrow, the Wests Tigers will face the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
Ordinarily a clash between the two squads would be one to circle on the calendar –but this year it deserves to be scratched off.
The Bunnies are performing worse this season than they have at any time in recent memory, even going down to the bottom-placed Sydney Roosters in round six.
And the mighty Tigers are not as mighty as their first two wins of the season would suggest.
Last weekend, the boys in orange were demolished by the Green Machine, with the Canberra Raiders scoring 60 points to the Tigers’ six.
The defeat saw the Tigers brought to their sixth straight loss.
The Bunnies haven’t been much better, only managing three wins from their first eight games.
Significant injuries will also put a dampener on Thursday’s battle.
The green and red team will see key playmaker Adam Reynolds sidelined with another jaw injury.
Also watching from the stands will be John Sutton, whowon’t be back until round 17.
The Bunnies will however benefit from the return of star winger Alex Johnston, who is expected to take the field after recovering from a hamstring injury.
The Tigers are still missing courageous captain Aaron Woods, whose ankle injury will see him sitting in the stands for another two to three weeks.
David Nofoaluma is also sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury, while off-season buy Matt Ballin has yet to make his club debut due to his own troublesome knee injury.
After weeks of terrible losses and an inability to close out a game, it’s hard to imagine the Rabbitohs and Tigers match-up as anything but a comedy of errors.
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