Wests Tigers (3-3) vs Canterbury Bulldogs (1-5)
Sunday June 28th 2020, 18:30 AEST Bankwest Stadium
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The last game of NRL Round 7 sees the Canterbury Bulldogs take on the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium.
The Tigers lit the world on fire in the first half against the Cowboys running in 6 tries, all too different scorers with Moses Mbye kicking 5 out of 6. Tigers though, went to sleep in the second half allowing the Cowboys to reel in the deficit to 16 points. Tigers have plenty of firepower out wide and have shown for much of the year they have no issue crossing the line. Their defence can be somewhat questionable at time, as shown by the way they let the Cowboys run in 20 points in the second half. Luke Brooks is having a solid year so far in the middle and David Nofoaluma is currently second in the league for tries scored. Alex Twal has been great in the Tigers pack currently sitting third in the competition in tackles.
Bulldogs fought hard in their last start against the Sharks but fell painfully short. They had a lot of success right through the middle of the Sharks pack. Raymond Faitala-Mariner led the team in tackles with a game high 48 while Christian Crichton produced 188run metres. As a team, the Bulldogs totalled 36 missed tackles, allowed 228 kick return metres and 462 post contact metres. This suggests they have work to do on their cover defence and will need to make quick adjustments before this clash vs one of the better offenses in the league.
When all is said and done, I just do not think Bulldogs have the firepower to trade punches with the Tigers on the scoreboard. Tigers or no play in my opinion.