Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Lawrence Back to Boost Tigers

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Lawrence Back to Boost Tigers

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CHRIS Lawrence is expected to be a late inclusion for Wests Tigers as they chase victory against the Raiders at Campbelltown tonight in the hope of keeping their faint finals hopes alive.

With the worst points-differential of the 16 teams, the Tigers need to win eight of their remaining 10 games to make the playoffs Co a seemingly forlorn hope.

But if able to maintain their exceptional recent run of results against the Raiders, they can stay in the race for at least another week.

The Tigers have won eight of their past nine clashes with the Raiders and 10 of 13 played at Campbelltown, while the Raiders have lost seven of their past eight on the road.

And the inclusion of centre Lawrence (pictured), who has missed eight weeks but trained strongly yesterday, will be a bonus.

Injuries have been the curse of the Tigers in 2013.

They have already used 30 players, more than any other team, blooded seven newcomers and a dozen have missed three games or more through injury. …

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