Wests Tigers forward Chris Lawrence has been named the Lantrak Man of the Match following his performance against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Captaining the team on the night, Lawrence showed his experience and class with a number of key touches in the win — showing tremendous determination to score the winning try off a kick from Tui Lolohea.
Lawrence played the opening 70 minutes before going off late following a minor injury picked up while scoring the try, chalking up 127 metres from his 10 runs including a clean linebreak in the first half.
The forward also made 28 tackles without missing, joining Ben Matulino, David Nofoaluma and Lolohea as the only Wests Tigers players not to miss a tackle in the thrilling four-point win.
The try was Lawrence's 79th in Wests Tigers colours, re-equalling Benji Marshall as the all-time try-scorer.
In reflecting on the game, Lawrence said it was a crucial two points for his team to chalk up.
"We'll take the two points, and that's probably about all we can take to be honest," Lawrence admitted.
"We were good in patches but for most of the game we were pretty poor. Our ball handling wasn't good and we pushed too many passes and we really let the Bulldogs make the running in that first half.
"We were gassed for a lot of the first half, but I thought we were much better in that second half.
"The last five weeks we've been our own worst enemy," he added. "We need to not worry about what they're doing and just focus on executing our game plan in attack and defence.
"If we do that, then we've shown that we can hang in there and match it with the best of them.
"But if we dish up what we did in this game, the Roosters one is going to be tough."