Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership side have booked their place in the finals series with a 39-14 win over the Wentworthville Magpies at Campbelltown today.
Leading 17-4 at the half-time interval thanks to a field goal from Robbie Farah, Wests Tigers were relentless in their attack throughout the second half — running in a further 22 points against the Magpies to ensure a finals berth with three weeks remaining in the year.
Wests Tigers began the match in superb fashion, with tries to Michael Chee Kam, Josh Addo-Carr and Farah giving the home side a 16-0 lead after as many minutes of play.
Honeti Tuha looked to have got the first points for the Magpies after 22 minutes when he crashed over under the posts, but some superb goal-line defence denied the fullback.
Wentworthville would eventually cross just before the break when a kick from Cody Nelson sat up for Scott Schulte — taking the scoreline to 16-4 — before a field goal from Farah in the final play of the first half gave the home side a 13-point advantage at the main break.
Wests Tigers would quickly extend their lead in the second half when Manaia Cherrington sparked a second try to Addo-Carr, before Chee Kam soon grabbed his second try.
The visitors would try and stay in the contest with four-pointers to Jake Butler-Fleming and Tuha, but the day belonged to the home side as Addo-Carr grabbed his third try of the day (and sixth of the season against Wentworthville) and Jackson Williams also crossed in the final 10 minutes to ensure a commanding victory.
Justin Hunt's strong afternoon with the boot would see the captain land five of seven conversions and give Wests Tigers a 25-point win that ensured a top eight finish.
With the top four still in reach with two weeks remaining, Paul Stringer's side will be looking to finish the season off on a high note against the Sea Eagles and Knights.
Wests Tigers 39 (Addo-Carr 3, Chee Kam 2, Farah, Williams tries; Hunt 5/7 goals; Farah field goal) def. Wentworthville 14 (Schulte, Butler-Fleming, Tuha tries; Izzard 1/3 goals)