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Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips - Return of Brooks boosts Tigers to cover

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Jeremy Darke 27 Jul 2023
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  • Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs predictions for Friday’s NRL game (18:00 AEST)
  • Tigers have covered the line in 5 of their last 7 games against the Rabbitohs
  • What impact will Latrell Mitchell’s return have on Souths?
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Luke Brooks of the Wests Tigers (Getty Images)

Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips


Both the Tigers and the Rabbitohs are desperate for a win which should make for a tough game to kick off Friday Night Football. 
  • Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • Wests Tigers Form
  • Wests Tigers Team News
  • Wests Tigers Team List
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Form
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List

The return of Latrell Mitchell is the headline and the bookies are expecting him to turn Souths form around dramatically. I am tipping that it will take a little time and the return of Luke Brooks to the Tigers will have a positive impact. 

I like the Tigers to cover the line as 21.5 point underdogs and Souths to score under 36 points. Campbell Graham scored a try in his return last week and will get another against the Tigers.

  • Souths have beaten the Tigers by more than 21.5 points just twice in their last 10 games.
  • The Wests Tigers have covered the line in their last 5 home matches against Souths
  • Souths have scored over 35 points just once in their last 12 matches.
  • Wests’ left side concedes 45% of their tries.
  • Campbell Graham has scored a try in 4 of his last 5 games.

Head to Head 


South Sydney have won eight of the last 10 games against the Wests Tigers, including a 20-0 victory in round 11, 2023. 

Wests Tigers Form


The Tigers are on a seven-game losing streak, which is the exact number of losses that they started the season with. 

Wests have found themselves staring down the barrel of consecutive wooden spoons, if they cannot come up with a miracle victory or two in the next six weeks.

Wests Tigers Team News


The Tigers receive a significant boost with the return of Luke Brooks from a hamstring injury, taking his place at halfback for the first time since Round 15, replacing the sidelined Brandon Wakeham. 

Charlie Staines is also back from injury and named on the wing after a prolonged absence, and Shawn Blore makes a comeback to the side despite being ruled out last week with a quad injury.

Wests Tigers Team List


1. Jahream Bula
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Starford To'a
4. Junior Tupou
5. Charlie Staines
6. Daine Laurie
7. Luke Brooks
8. Stefano Utoikamanu
9. Api Koroisau
10. David Klemmer
11. Isaiah Papali’i
12. John Bateman
13. Fonua Pole

Interchange

14. Will Smith
15. Shawn Blore
16. Alex Twal
17. Aitasi James

Reserves

18. Justin Matamua
19. Asu Kepaoa
20. Jake Simpkin 
21. Tommy Talau
22. Tallyn Da Silva

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


Since the loss of Latrell Mitchell, South Sydney have had a massive fall from grace dropping out of the top 8. 

Their defence has been the issue and it was once again the problem for them last weekend against the Broncos. 

The Rabbitohs allowed Brisbane to pile on 36 points even though they were playing with 12 men for 20 mins of the game.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


Latrell Mitchell's eagerly awaited return from a calf injury is anticipated, replacing Blake Taaffe. 

Jed Cartwright takes the place of Tallis Duncan on the bench. 

Tevita Tatola, who was absent in Round 21, remains sidelined, causing Jai Arrow to shift to prop, with Jacob Host stepping in to start on an edge.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Latrell Mitchell
2. Alex Johnston
3. Isaiah Tass
4. Campbell Graham
5. Taane Milne
6. Cody Walker
7. Lachlan Ilias
8. Jai Arrow 
9. Damien Cook
10. Hame Sele
11. Keaon Koloamatangi
12. Jacob Host
13. Cameron Murray

Interchange

14. Davvy Moale
15. Siliva Havili
16. Jed Cartwright
17. Tom Burgess

Reserves

18. Blake Taaffe
19. Shaq Mitchell
20. Tallis Duncan
21. Peter Mamouzelos
22. Dean Hawkins

Verdict

Souths’ defensive woes are a problem for them which will give the Tigers the opportunity to keep this game closer than expected. Latrell Mitchell will help the attack of the Rabbitohs, however the Tigers can hold the Bunnies UNDER 36 points. Campbell Graham can continue his try scoring form and cross for a four-pointer.

Best Bet: Under 35.5 Rabbitohs Total Points @7/8 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Wests +21.5 Handicap Line @11/12 at Boombet - 2 Units
Anytime Tryscorer Tip: Campbell Graham Anytime Tryscorer @15/16 at Boombet - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Campbell Graham First Tryscorer @17/2 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
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