Wests Tigers have seen their unbeaten start to 2015 come to an end with a tough 20-6 loss to the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday afternoon at ANZ Stadium.
After taking a 6-0 lead 30 minutes into the match, Wests Tigers allowed two tries late in the half to give Souths a 10-6 lead at the break, which they would extend on in the second half with tries at either end of the half to take a 20-6 win in the end.
The loss still sees Wests Tigers remain inside the top eight, however, as they look to get back in the winners circle next Friday night against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
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· Wests Tigers have now won just one of their last five games at ANZ Stadium — against this week’s opponents, the Bulldogs, in Round 19 of 2014.
· South Sydney haven’t lost a game in all competitions for over 200 days now.
· Wests Tigers managed to hold South Sydney to just 20 points on the day — the first time the Rabbitohs have scored less than 30 points since Round 26, 2014.
· Robbie Farah’s try was his first try of 2015, and it also extended his strong record against the Rabbitohs, with the hooker scoring tries against South Sydney than any other Club. Farah has 10 tries in 16 games against the Rabbitohs.
· Pat Richards extended his points-scoring for Wests Tigers with another conversion on Sunday. He’s now scored points in every game since Round 16, 2014, and has 960 career goals throughout his time in both the NRL and Super League with Wigan.
· Richards played his 99th NRL game on the weekend, but will face a nervous wait at the judiciary to see if he can play his 100th game against the Bulldogs this week.
· Farah led all players on the day with 57 tackles, his highest total for ths season.
· Aaron Woods led all players on the day with 223 metres from his 23 runs — his third consecutive game with more than 200 metres. He now has 710 metres to his name through the opening three rounds of 2015, more than any other player in the NRL.
· Sunday’s match was the first time Wests Tigers have lost a match they scored first in since Round 21, 2014 (lost 28-6 to the Melbourne Storm after leading 6-0).