Team Announcement: Wests Tigers vs Titans
Wests Tigers Head Coach Mick Potter has named his side to take on the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium in Round 2 of the 2014 NRL season.
SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR ROUND 2 BY WATCHING THE VIDEO ABOVE.
Potter has retained the same starting squad used against the club’s season-opener against St. George Illawarra Dragons last weekend, and spoke of his desire to see a strong improvement across the board from the Round 1 loss.
“We presented [the Dragons] with too many opportunities, and we gave away some silly penalties,” he said. “It was disappointing for us – we need to work on being better defensively and we need to work on being better with our last plays. Our finishes to our sets were poor… we need to get that right.”
Experienced playmaker Braith Anasta will feature alongside young halfback Luke Brooks once more, with Potter throwing his support behind the duo after a poor showing in parts in last weekend’s match.
“They know that they didn’t kick the ball well; they know that, overall, they did some good things early and deteriorated from there,” he said. “Both of them need to left their game, and they want to.”
“They want to do better for the team and I know that they can.”
Potter has named an extended 19-man bench for the match, with Keith Galloway and David Nofoaluma named as 18th and 19th man.