Round 5 Preview: Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm

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Wests Tigers v Melbourne Storm
Location: Mt Smart Stadium
Date: Saturday 7 April
Time: 3:00pm NSW, 3.00pm QLD and 5.00pm NZ time
Line ups: Wests Tigers 1. Tuimoala Lolohea 2. Corey Thompson 3. Esan Marsters 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 6. Benji Marshal 7. Luke Brooks 8. Russell Packer 9. Pita Godinet 10. Ben Matulino 11. Chris Lawrence 12. Robbie Rochow 13. Matt Eisenhuth Interchange: 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Alex Twal 16. Michael Chee-Kam 17. Josh Aloiai Reserves: 18. Tyson Gamble 19. Tim Grant 20. David Nofoaluma 21. Sauaso Sue

Melbourne Storm 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Young Tonumaipea 4. Curtis Scott 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cam Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Joe Stimson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Kenneath Bromwich Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tim Glasby 16. Christian Welch 17. Sam Kasiano Reserves: 18. Justin Olam 19. Patrick Kaufusi 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Felise Kaufusi Preview: Last time these sides met was in Round 2 with Tigers taking home the W in a low scoring affair. Melbourne will need to cut out the penalties to nullify the Tigers who capabilities on the Eels penalties last week. Tigers will need to bring back heir defence that got them the win in round 2. Key Match-ups: Match up 1: Tuimoala Lolohea v Billy Slater These fullbacks are instrumental in their respective teams chances this week. Lolohea is becoming a very important point of attack in the Tigers line up while Billy Slater is arguably the best fullback to play our game. Match up 2: Russell Packer v Jesse Bromwich Kiwi v kiwi, mate v mate. This match up is probably the most improbably as both players are their teams forward leaders. Packer is taking his game to a new level and is the enforcer the Tigers have been looking for. Bromwich will need a big game to get over an ever improving Tigers pack. Match up 3: Benji Marshal v Cameron Munster Benji is playing more and more calm and collected as he ages. Last week we saw some fancy footwork that made him such a household name. Munster will want to continue impressing to put his name forward for the Queensland 6 jersey. Prediction: After last week v Eels I seen some old signs of the old Tigers at the backend of the match. The discipline they showed in defence the opening 3 weeks lagged and if that happens again I can see Storm taking this one. Storm by 4 -Nath


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