Matt Gillett

Already sporting a hefty injury list, it looks like things are not going to get better for the Wests Tigers, with Tim Moltzen and Blake Ayshford possibly out for the season with ACL and broken leg injuries respectively – compounded by a hamstring injury to centre, Chris Lawrence.

When you mix the injuries to their key players as well as the loss to the Brisbane Broncos, it was a night that Tigers fans would rather forget – as the Broncos continue their solid roll-on, on the back of stellat form from Matt Gillett and Corey Norman.

The Tigers were not helped by the fact that for the final six minutes, they had to play with just 12 men, having used up all of their interchanges – as a fantastic gesture by Broncos centre Justin Hodges who noticed that Moltzen was in some discomfort, saw the international representative alert the Tigers medical staff.

With the options for halfback now stretched, the option remains as to whether a young player is selected or whether an experienced player moves into halfback – but for now, even with the young Luke Brooks a chance, Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter is scratching his head.

“I’ll scratch around on Monday.

“Robbie (Farah) can play seven as well as nine.”

With Brooks as an option but still only 18, Potter is not sure if he is quite ready for first-grade yet.

“I’d have to talk to Todd (Tigers NYC coach Todd Payten) a bit more,” Potter said.

“I’m not sure if he’s ready for that jump yet but he’d probably grab it with open arms and do his best and probably do an okay job.

“I want to get him physically ready, otherwise he’s going to be a real target just with that step up.”

3. Matt Gillett
2. Justin Hodges
1. Corey Norman

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