Wests Tigers NYC side have made it back-to-back wins with a convincing 42-10 win over the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium from their Round 5 clash.
Both in attack and defence, Wests Tigers were far too superior for their opponents, with eight different try-scorers crossing the line in the 32-point demolition of the Eels.
After holding out the Eels with some gritty defence to start the match, it was Wests Tigers who opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Jacob Liddle found a flat-running Tyler Cassel, who spun out of a tackle to score under the posts.
Levido had no problems with the extras and pushed the lead to 6-0.
As the Eels went to close to scoring two tries through Smith — both of which were denied after looking at the video upstairs — Wests Tigers extended their lead in the 24th minute through Sione Alofi, who strolled through the line after a good short ball from Levido.
Levido was unable to convert and the score remained 10-0 to Wests Tigers.
As the Eels began to build some sustained pressure on the visitors’ line, it was Alec Bush who finally got the home side on the board with a dummy close to the line.
Nathan Davis’ conversion reduced the margin to 10-6, which is how it would read at half-time thanks to some inspired goal-line defence by Brett Kimmorley’s side.
Wests Tigers quickly picked up where they left off after the break, with Te Maire Martin throwing a great cut-out face ball for Junior Tatola in the 42nd minute, who burst through a few arm tackles close to the line to score his first Holden Cup try.
Levido’s conversion extended the lead to 16-6, and it wasn’t long before the young Wests Tigers were in again, with winger Obed Karwhin extending out in the corner in the 48th minute to score his fourth NYC try in three games following a scrum move.
His fellow winger, John Tohi, would score a similarly superb try just moments later as Wests Tigers continued to press home their attacking advantage — racing down the sideline before beating his man to score in the corner after 52 minutes.
Levido was again unable to convert, leaving the score at 24-6.
The Eels hit back with a fortunate try to Davis in the 58th minute after a deflected grubber, but it wouldn’t stop the flow of points for Wests Tigers, who hit back quickly after with a solo effort from dummy half by Liddle in the 62nd minute.
A simple conversion from Levido pushes the scoreline to 30-10.
Te Kapua Murray, who was called into the side as a late inclusion for Ryland Jacobs, got on the scoresheet in the 70th minute when he dived over in the corner, with Levido’s superb sideline conversion extending the visitors’ lead to 36-10.
Kimmorley’s side would run in one final try before the siren, with Martin doing it all himself from 20m out before rounding the fullback to score in the corner.
Again, Levido added the extras, seeing Wests Tigers finish with a commanding 42-10 win that will give them plenty of confidence heading into next week’s tough match against the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday, April 11 at Mount Smart Stadium.
Wests Tigers 42 (Cassel, Alofi, Tatola, Karwhin, Tohi, Liddle, Murray, Martin tries: Levido 5/8 goals) def. Parramatta Eels 10 (Smith, Davis tries; Davis 1/2 goals)