Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finals Week 1 Match Preview - Wests v Windsor

The Windsor Wolves will need to bounce back immediately from their 44-22 loss to the Magpies last weekend at Campbelltown Stadium. The Wolves looked lethargic and disinterested in what will surely have the Western Suburbs side brimming with confidence for their trip across the M7 for this one. Western Suburbs fullback Rhys Pritchard has been in career best form of late and the Wolves will have to watch his kick return because it was a thorn in their side last weekend. Joseph Paulo returns to the five-eighth role forcing Ryan Walker to fullback and Ali Beale to the wing with Robbie Lee missing out. Western Suburbs’ game plan will be simple. Play off the back of the superior kicking game of Nathan Waters. Waters, at times, looks to have the ball on a string and the back three from the Wolves will have to be on their games or Waters will take full advantage with one of his trade mark grubbers or cross field kicks. Wests are sweating on the return of lock Jamie Sharkie who may make a shock return from a neck injury while Frank Puletua and Masada Iosefa have both been named on an extended Panthers bench for their clash against the Canberra Raiders at CUA Stadium on Saturday. Can’t split the two. Windsor may have a slight edge with the home ground advantage.

Windsor Wolves Vs Western Suburbs Magpies
Windsor Sports Complex, Saturday, September 11
Kick-off: 3.00pm
Referee: Dave Munro
Broadcast: Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM (Link available via’s Weekend Game-Cast)
Broadcast: NSWRL Match of the Round to be aired on Fox Sports 2 HD and Fox Sports 2, Wednesday, September 15, 5.00pm

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