Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tigers Haven't Left Razzle Dazzle Behind

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tigers Haven't Left Razzle Dazzle Behind

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SYDNEY (AAP): The Wests Tigers' won't bench their signature razzle dazzle permanently, despite weeks of winning ugly since an even uglier loss to South Sydney.

The Tigers have won eight from 10 since their season's low point, a 50-10 shellacking at the hands of the Rabbitohs at the SCG in round 10.

But they've put away much of the flamboyance, Benji Marshall flick-passes included, which had become their hallmark.

In the process they've improved their defence a from leaking an average of 25 points a game up to and including the Souths disaster, to just 17 since.

Tim Sheens' men get the chance to atone for the thrashing by the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

"We had some issues but we'd lost the three games previous (to round 10) and that was probably the bottom of the barrel for us this season," Sheens said yesterday.

"It did make us have a good look at ourselves and we copped some criticism and rightly so.

"From there we've improved our football somewhat even though we can play a little better, but I'm happy with the way we're steadily getting there. …

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