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Wests Tigers forward Chris Lawrence expects a tough encounter this Saturday when his side welcomes the Cronulla Sharks to Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Having not played the Sharks at Campbelltown since 2007, Lawrence — who makes his return from a one-game suspension this week — said that Saturday's game against Cronulla was going to be one of the more physical encounters of the year, and a tough test for both sides as they back up with five-day turnarounds following Easter Monday games.

"They've started the year really well and played a quality side in Melbourne on the weekend and beat them so it's definitely going to be a good matchup," he said.

"We're definitely going to have to lift from what we produced on the weekend.

"Their line speed was something that really worked for them, so we're going to have to adjust our attack a bit, but for us, we just need to worry about our game. We were a bit impatient on the weekend and made too many errors and forced too many passes, and we need to fix that.

"I'm sure there's going to be a few sore bodies off that turnaround, but we're both in the same situtation, so once you get out there you don't notice it as much."

Don't miss Saturday afternoon footy in Campbelltown as we take on the Sharks!
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