September 24, 2021

Wests Tigers have a history of woeful showings at Campbelltown but Sunday’s effort against Roosters was right up there

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Wests Tigers have pulled out some pretty woeful performances at Campbelltown Stadium over the years but there weren’t many as disappointing as yesterday’s showing against the Sydney Roosters.

Coming off the back of a fairly average showing against the Raiders in Canberra, Wests Tigers players took to social media during the week asking the fans to show up and support the team.

The couple of thousand tragics that showed up after a week of weather hell in Sydney should be ashamed.

While the Roosters are a premiership heavyweight, they had a whole string of injuries.

Sadly, the Roosters never looked like they went harder than 50%

Some of the tries were that easy.

The Roosters finished 40-6 winners but it could have been more.

“Ultimately, we can’t accept that scoreline and the result – how we train and we go about things at training, that’s what fixes those results. It’s a very simple fix, but you’ve got to have the right attitude,” Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire said after the game.

“We’re all accountable to what we do I know this group’s been working extremely hard in many areas, but we got shown that we’ve got to be a hell of a lot better than where we were.”

In Channel Nine commentary, Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns didn’t miss.

Both legends dreaded away trips to Campbelltown in their day – knowing they were in for a tough day at the office.

“They should be walking around giving every person that came here their money back,” Fittler quiped.

“What a bludger of a day.”

“The one thing the fans demand is you try and you try for the full 80.

“It doesn’t look like the Tigers are doing that.”

The Roosters peppered Wests Tigers’ left-side defensive line and specifically the Leilua brothers and Luke Brooks in his 150th NRL game.

Fans on social media were quick to twist the knife.

Wests Tigers travel to Newcastle for a meeting with the Knights in Mitchell Pearce’s 300th.

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