Trial on trial - Australian Rugby league News
Backglobalrugbyleague - Thu, 05 Feb 2009 07:17:00 GMT
Sunday’s members only clash between the Tigers and the Rabbitohs could turn into an event of forgettable proportions if the media is hot on the money.
The Daily Telegraph is today reporting that South Sydney coach Jason Taylor will “rest” most of his first-grade stars including the likes of skipper Roy Asotasi, Craig Wing, Chris Sandow, Issac Luke along with new recruits Colin Best and Rhys Wesser.
Should the game spiral into a high-scoring, anti-competitive affair in hot humid conditions at Redfern Oval, it could turn into a “members only” walk to the local water hole.
Tigers coach Tim Sheens will take a gamble on the health of his squad ahead of the new season by allowing Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall and Super League recruit Gareth Ellis to play in the sold-out clash.
Members who took advantage of the “members only” stipulation will get to see virtual unknowns such as halfback Jarryd Hogan alongside outside backs Shaune Corrigan and Chris McQueen. WHO?
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