Player news from R2 of 2015: Wests vs St Geo-Ill

Aaron Woods (60/77): Made some massive metres in the first half particularly while the Tigers were dominant… with ball in hand, worked for an tackle break and 2 offloads… 33 tackles… ran 24 times for 246 run metres

James Tedesco (49/91): Started the game hotter than tabasco with a hand in three tries inside the first 20 minutes… crossed for a try… when in attack, worked for 2 try assists, 2 line break assists, 4 tackle breaks and 2 offloads… covered 116 run metres on the ground with 10

Sauaso Sue (41/46): 29 tackles… ran 9 times for 95 run metres

Pat Richards (33/87): Enjoyed himself running past Nightingale on the left wing for multiple scores standing up… crossed the line for 2 tries… managed 2 conversions of 4 attempts from goal attempts… ran 16 times for 127 run metres… 2 missed tackles and 2 errors

Tim Simona (36/61): When in attack, accumulated an try assist, an line break, an line break assist and 4 tackle breaks… 10 tackles… gained 92 run metres on his feet with 10… 2 missed tackles and an error

Keith Galloway (34/48): 25 tackles… covered 175 run metres on the ground with 15… an missed tackle, an error and 2 penalties. Put on report for a nothing incident off the ball with Nightingale in the last five minutes.

Robbie Farah (41/44): Down on his usual tackle count in first half as Tigers were mostly attacking… spent first 10m of second half on bench as he will every game this season… 44 tackles… 2 missed tackles, an error and 2 penalties

Martin Taupau (38/50): Went too low in a tackle on O’Brien in the last five minutes and copped a knee to the scone leaving him very dazed… with ball in hand, totalled 3 tackle breaks and an offload… 25 tackles… covered 146 run metres on the ground with 14… 5 missed tackles and an error

Dene Halatau (29/35): 25 tackles… covered 57 run metres on the ground with 5

Curtis Sironen (31/36): 24 tackles… covered 81 run metres on the ground with 9

Jack Buchanan (24/28): 16 tackles… ran 9 times for 81 run metres. Late replacement for Matt Lodge.

Kevin Naiqama (27/47): First try… Dragons targeted him with bombs all night but he was good enough for them all… went in for a try… in defence, managed 5 1-on-1 tackles and 3 kicks defused… ran 11 times for 97 run metres… an missed tackle and 4 errors

Chris Lawrence (28/37): 19 tackles… ran 13 times for 123 run metres… 4 missed tackles

Brendan Santi (23/25): 21 tackles

Luke Brooks (22/15): Looked dangerous with ball in hand even though it did not translate into huge stats… 13 tackles… 3 missed tackles and an error

Ava Seumanufagai (17/26): 11 tackles… ran 10 times for 100 run metres

Mitchell Moses (17/16): 18 tackles… 4 missed tackles and an error

Trent Merrin (67/77): Despite starting on the bench for the first 20m his PPM was rather high… on offence, worked for 3 tackle breaks and an offload… 43 tackles… gained 135 run metres on his feet with 15

Joel Thompson (49/56): 40 tackles… covered 94 run metres on the ground with 12

Tyson Frizell (55/59): When in attack, accumulated 3 tackle breaks… 42 tackles… gained 103 run metres on his feet with 13… 2 missed tackles and an error

Dane Nielsen (44/62): Went over for a try… 23 tackles… covered 65 run metres on the ground with 7… 3 missed tackles

Mike Cooper (52/53): On the attacking side of the ball, accumulated 3 tackle breaks… 34 tackles… gained 138 run metres on his feet with 16

Jack de Belin (45/52): A lot of defensive work especially in the first half… 42 tackles… ran 10 times for 76 run metres

Jason Nightingale (39/34): Multiple errors and responsible for multiple easy tries to his opposite wing Richards in the first half… much more solid after HT… going forward, registered 6 tackle breaks and 2 offloads… ran 21 times for 163 run metres… 3 errors

Leeson Ah Mau (30/41): 23 tackles… gained 67 run metres on his feet with 9

Mitch Rein (29/31): 29 tackles

George Rose (26/34): A couple of strong runs but not enough of them… 15 tackles… ran 11 times for 105 run metres

Rory O’Brien (30/28): When in attack, worked for 3 tackle breaks… 20 tackles… ran 7 times for 79 run metres… an error and 2 penalties. On report for a knee to the head of Taupau late in the game… absolutely nothing in it.

Heath L’Estrange (28/27): 32 tackles… an missed tackle, an error and 2 penalties

Gareth Widdop (29/47): Registered conversions of an attempt with the boot… without the ball, had 4 1-on-1 tackles and 1 kicks defused… 15 tackles… 3 missed tackles and an error

Dylan Farrell (20/25): 18 tackles… gained 70 run metres on his feet with 9… 2 missed tackles, an error and 2 penalties

Benji Marshall (15/20): Terrible first half as he looked completely out of sync with his teammates… did not get better for Benji… on defence, worked for 3 1-on-1 tackles… covered 57 run metres on the ground with 10

Etonia Nabuli (15/18): Ran 13 times for 119 run metres… 3 errors

Peter Mata’utia (17/18): In attack, accumulated an try assist, an line break assist and 2 tackle breaks… ran 9 times for 75 run metres… 2 missed tackles and 3 errors. Late replacement for Josh Dugan.