Wests Tigers succeeded in victory over the weekend with a 20-6 win against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Leichhardt Oval.
Despite fighting through pelting rain during the first-half of the game, both Wests Tigers and Sea Eagles were left try-less during the opening 40 minutes before the home side ran in 20 unanswered points to register their first win of the season.
The club's Canterbury Cup side received much clearer skies for their victory against the Sea Eagles earlier in the day. Leading the game at 6-4 at half time, captain Kauri Aupouri was the star for his side as they ran out 23-4 winners in the end.
Wests Tigers Tarsha Gale side came within a whisker of a stunning upset over the ladder-leading Illawarra Steelers before a late try saw them suffer defeat.
In the junior representative competitions, there were tough defeats in Harold Matthews for both Balmain and Western Suburbs, while the Magpies SG Ball side came from behind to rescue victory in the end over the Silvertails.
Next week will see the start of the season for the club's Jersey Flegg and Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership teams, with Wests Tigers fans in for a tripleheader of action at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Match: Wests Tigers v Sea Eagles
Round 1 -
Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
THIS WEEK'S RESULTS
- NRL — Wests Tigers 20 def. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 6
- Canterbury Cup — Western Suburbs Magpies 23 def. Blacktown Workers 4
- Tarsha Gale — Illawarra Steelers 22 def. Wests Tigers 18
- Harold Matthews — Parramatta Eels 12 def. Balmain Tigers 10
- Harold Matthews — Manly Sea Eagles 32 def. Western Suburbs Magpies 16
- SG Ball — Western Suburbs Magpies 28 def. Manly Sea Eagles 26
NEXT WEEK'S FIXTURES
- NRL — Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
- Canterbury Cup — Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
- Jersey Flegg — Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
- Harvey Norman Women's Premiership — CRL Newcastle vs. Wests Tigers
- Tarsha Gale — Wests Tigers vs. Canberra Raiders
- Harold Matthews — Balmain Tigers vs. Penrith Panthers
- Harold Matthews — Western Suburbs Magpies vs. Canberra Raiders
- SG Ball — Balmain Tigers vs. Penrith Panthers
- SG Ball — Western Suburbs Magpies vs. Canberra Raiders