Greats rip horrible Tigers over Roosters thrashing


Rugby league legends Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler have launched scathing assaults on Wests Tigers over their 40-6 annihilation by the hands of the Sydney Roosters.

Fittler even went so far as hammering the Tigers with the next extraordinary comment: “They need to be strolling round giving each individual that got here right here their a refund. What a bludger of a day.”

These have been the crushing phrases of the Roosters and Penrith Panthers nice as Luke Keary, James Tedesco, Brett Morris and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves propelled the Tricolours to victory at Campbelltown Sports activities Stadium, making the moist situations look sunny and dry.

“The one factor the followers demand is you attempt to you strive for the complete 80,” Fittler mentioned throughout 9’s protection.

“It would not appear to be the Tigers are doing that.”

Teddy grounds spectacular catch

Johns slaughtered the Tigers repeatedly all through the match however maybe saved his most heated spray for the primary strive of the second half.

Keary acquired the footy from Waerea-Hargreaves at midway, dummied and pierced a spot between Luke Brooks and Joey Leilua, fended off Daine Laurie and popped a flick go to Morris, who crossed for a Forty seventh-minute strive.

Johns exploded.

“Nicely they began the set a metre out from their very own line, the Roosters, and the Tigers allow them to roll up discipline. They did not compress their defence up or fly out of the road to place strain on the Roosters,” Johns mentioned.

“Then on the fourth play they go huge and the defence was method too passive, on their heels.

“Enjoying on somebody like Keary, if he will get on the skin of you he simply places you to mattress.

“There’s simply no urgency in any respect in the important thing areas for the Tigers.

“Actually disappointing that set of six defensively.”

Fittler requested Johns if he thought the Roosters’ sliding passing recreation made the Tigers panic – and the triple Dally M Medal winner reignited his tirade.

“Have a look at the skin defence, Freddy. They’re all again and passive, which supplies Keary time,” Johns mentioned.

“When the ball went out the again to Keary, Joseph Leilua ought to’ve been in his face and smashing him exterior in. He was a metre behind Luke Brooks and sitting on his heels after which they went straight into slide mode. You simply cannot be so passive once you’re taking part in a group with a lot assault and pace.”

Quite the opposite, Johns had huge reward for the Roosters within the wake of the dominant win.

“Within the moist situations, the Roosters, the best way they attacked – it was sensational,” Johns mentioned.

“However as soon as once more, we’re speaking concerning the Tigers – simply how poor they have been.

“The Roosters, contemplating the gamers they’d out – 5, six common first-graders and their huge stars – simply goes to indicate what an incredible membership and an incredible group they’re.”

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