Tigers wary of Chooks

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NRL - MATT LOGUE

A FULL-strength Wests Tigers will take on a weak­ened Syd­ney Roost­ers side to­day, but Ivan Cleary’s men are re­fus­ing to be com­pla­cent.

You could for­give the Tigers for drop­ping their men­tal guard against a Roost­ers side miss­ing four of their best play­ers to Ori­gin. La­trell Mitchell, Dy­lan Napa, James Tedesco and Boyd Cord­ner pos­sess plenty of strike and ex­pe­ri­ence and will be sorely missed.

For­tu­nately, the tri­colours still have a strong side in the ab­sence of their Ori­gin stars through Cooper Cronk, Blake Fer­gu­son and Luke Keary.

It’s why Tigers cap­tain Chris Lawrence is on high alert head­ing into the show­down with the Roost­ers.

“We def­i­nitely can’t take them lightly,” Lawrence said.

“The Roost­ers have a few guys in Ori­gin and we don’t, but they still have a qual­ity side with play­ers like Cronk, Fer­gu­son and Keary. We just have to worry about our­selves and fo­cus on play­ing good footy.”

Wests Tigers’ Chris Lawrence.

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