That’s what you name a frosty reunion! Brent Naden is DRAGGED out of play by ex-Canterbury team-mates as former star makes his Wests debut in opposition to outdated facet – however winger has final snicker as Tigers see off Bulldogs
- Bulldogs gave Brent Naden a frosty reception in his first match for the Tigers
- Naden, 26, shocked the membership by switching earlier within the week out of the blue
- In his first motion of the match, he was hauled off the pitch by three gamers
- Naden had the final snicker as Wests piled extra distress on Canterbury with a win
It is honest to say that it has not been a quiet week for Brent Naden, and the Wests beginner copped a frosty reception from his outdated team-mates on his debut for the Tigers.
Just seven days in the past, the 26-year-old wore the blue and white because the Bulldogs lost to the Knights, their eighth defeat of the season which left the membership with no alternative however to sack Trent Barrett.
While the writing was on the wall for the beleaguered coach for a while, there was shock at Belmore when Naden was pictured within the orange and black of the Tigers, switching to Michael Maguire’s facet in midweek.
Brent Naden was in for a frosty reunion along with his former Canterbury team-mates on Friday
The 26-year-old was dragged out of play by three gamers in his first motion of the evening
Canterbury captain Josh Jackson revealed that Naden stated goodbye over textual content, with Barrett’s sacking stopping the gamers from seeing one another for 2 days, and the Bulldogs gamers have been wanting to ship their former team-mate a message on Friday evening.
As Naden picked up the ball for the Tigers’ third carry, he was swarmed by three Bulldogs gamers and was dragged out of play on the slippery Leichhardt Oval floor.
Yet whereas the Canterbury gamers sought to go in robust on Naden, they confirmed little or no battle in one other turgid first half show which noticed the Tigers take an 18-point lead into the break.
Luke Garner broke via the Bulldogs’ flimsy defence after simply 5 minutes, earlier than Starford To’a added to the scoreline simply eight minutes later.
Naden shocked the Bulldogs by leaving the membership for Michael Maguire’s Wests Tigers midweek
However the again had the final snicker because the Tigers piled extra distress on rock-bottom Bulldogs
Naden confirmed his class with a fast offload to arrange Ken Maumalo’s rating within the twenty seventh minute, earlier than he doubled his tally for the evening simply earlier than the break.
The hosts needed to survive a second half scare in opposition to their rivals, although, however weathered the storm to inflict extra distress on the bottom-placed Bulldogs by claiming a 36-22 win.
Interim Canterbury coach Mick Potter may have been heartened by the second-half fightback to path 18-16 however when Aaron Schoupp was despatched to the sin bin for a harmful throw within the 62nd minute the whole lot unravelled for the Bulldogs.