It was a weekend of mixed news for Wests Tigers, with strong performances not always producing the desired outcome in the end as the club's NRL side went down to South Sydney.
Michael Maguire's side battled hard against the ladder-leading Rabbitohs but with some tough calls and ill-discipline costing them at the key moments, were unable to mount a proper comeback in the second half and went down 32-16 in the end.
There were better results on Sunday, however, as a strong Western Suburbs side got the job done against South Sydney at Redfern Oval to hand the cardinal and myrtle their first home defeat of the Canterbury Cup competition, while the Magpies also recorded a victory fifth consecutive victory in Ron Massey Cup.
The club's NRL Touch Premiership sides also began their season on Saturday with the men's team triumphing over the Warriors while the women went down in a close match as both teams look to build off their Grand Final achievements in 2018.
Following a two-week bye, the club's Jersey Flegg side will return to action this weekend as they face the Dragons on Saturday at Leichhardt Oval while the Canterbury Cup side will also take on the Red V on Sunday at Jubilee Oval.
The Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership remain on the bye in Round 12.
2019 NRL Touch Premiership: Rd.5, Warriors vs. Wests Tigers
Penrith Panthers 16 def. Parramatta Eels 10 at Bankwest Stadium
Gold Coast Titans 36 def. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18 at Lottoland
Newcastle Knights 38 def. Sydney Roosters 12 at McDonald Jones Stadium
North Queensland Cowboys 22 def. Canberra Raiders 16 at GIO Stadium
Brisbane Broncos 8 def. NZ Warriors 2 at Mount Smart Stadium
South Sydney Rabbitohs 32 def. Wests Tigers 16 at ANZ Stadium
Melbourne Storm 28 def. Canterbury Bulldogs 6 at Belmore Sports Ground
Cronulla Sharks 22 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 9 at WIN Stadium
Post-Match: Corey Thomspon
Newcastle Knights 32 def. North Sydney Bears 14 at McDonald Jones Stadium
NZ Warriors 20 def. Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 6 at Mount Smart Stadium
Canterbury Bulldogs 52 def. Mounties RLFC 22 at Belmore Sports Ground
Western Suburbs Magpies 30 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 18 at Redfern Oval
Newtown Jets 36 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 22 at WIN Stadium
Wentworthville Magpies 20 def. Penrith Panthers 12 at Ringrose Park