Potter Previews NRL Round 13 Team
Wests Tigers Head Coach Mick Potter has confirmed his NRL team to take on the Newcastle Knights when they meet at Hunter Stadium for their Round 13 clash.
Potter welcomes back a number of players from injury and representative selections — including the likes of Robbie Farah, Aaron Woods, James Tedesco, Liam Fulton and Curtis Sironen — and said that their inclusion would be a huge boost for the team this weekend.
"It's just shows the depth that we have in the squad," he said.
"It's a good thing for us [to have these guys back]."
Having played without their regular skipper on more than one occasion this year due to injury and representative selection, Potter said that having Farah back in the team was invaluable for their chances at toppling the Knights at home.
"Given that Robbie touches the ball more than anyone else in the game," he said, "he's obviously got tremendous influence on how the team rolls forward.
"He's an enormous part of what we do."
"Robbie's at another level and he's going to be involved in everything."
Despite the Knights coming into the match on the back of several straight losses, Potter said that he expected a very tough and physical encounter on Sunday afternoon, and said that the Newcastle crowd will certainly be a big boost for the home team.
"I'm expecting a Grand Final-like atmosphere," said Potter.
"They've had their troubles with the ownership turmoil and they're under the pump on the field [so] they're definitely looking for a win.
"They're a tough, hard team and to counter that you need to play exactly the same."
Hear his preview of this week's team and opponents in the video above.
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