The Wests Tigers have recorded a 28-6 victory over the Bulldogs in the Intrust Super Premiership match at ANZ Stadium this afternoon.
After leading 10-6 at the break, it was the Tigers who ran away, scoring three second half tries to register the victory.
There were a number of late changes to the Intrust Super Premiership side with Coach Andy Patmore securing the services of hooker Craig Garvey and winger Kerrod Holland after they were omitted from the NRL side that was named earlier in the week.
It was the Tigers who opened the scoring in just the sixth minute of play through five-eighth Jack Littlejohn. Curtis Sironen was the orchestrator when he got an offload away to hooker Jeremy Marshall-King who then found Littlejohn who went over to score. Justin Hunt converted from just to the right of the uprights giving the visitors a 6-nil lead.
Six minutes later the home side answered back through fullback Brad Abbey. The former Warrior showed great pace to chase down the grubber, scoring under the uprights. Holland easily converted from in front to level it up at 6-all.
Justin Hunt was controlling the match well for the Tigers and got a great offload away to his flying fullback Watson Heleta who then went over to score in the north-west corner. Hunt couldn’t convert from the sideline with the in front 10-6 after 27 minutes.
That’s how the score stayed through until the half-time break as neither side were able to turn any further chances into points.
The second half was slow to get started but it was all the Tigers to close out the match with three tries being scored in the final 13 minutes. Winger Charlie Taylor , Hunt and then centre Chance Peni crossed for the side’s fifth and last try for the night. Hunt converted all three, giving the Tigers the 28-6 victory.
TIGERS 28 (Littlejohn, Heleta, Hunt, Taylor, Peni Tries; Hunt 4 Goals)
BULLDOGS 6 (Abbey Tries; Holland Goals)
At: ANZ Stadium