It was a tough weekend of results for Wests Tigers in Round 12 with the club's junior and lower-grade sides all went winless, with a draw in the Canterbury Cup game the best result.
Having trailed 22-4 mid-way through the second half, it appeared that the club's Canterbury Cup side — Western Suburbs Magpies — were on course for a tough defeat at the hands of the Dragons, before 18 unanswered points in the final 25 minutes of the game ensured the visitors didn't walk away emptyhanded.
The wasn't to be the same comeback for the club's Jersey Flegg side, however.
After a two-week bye, Wests Tigers side took an early lead over the Dragons and put themselves in a position to end their run of three defeats but were unable to close out the match in the end and slumped to a tight 20-14 defeat.
The loss leaves Wests Tigers without a win since their Round 6 victory over the Eels and desperate to end their losing streak next Saturday against the Raiders.
It was also a tough afternoon on Saturday for Western Suburbs' Ron Massey side who looked on course for their sixth straight win with a 14-0 early lead over Brothers PJRLC before the visitors staged a remarkable comeback to score 33 unanswered points and claim the win. The loss sees the Magpies drop out of the top four and in to fifth spot on the ladder ahead of next week's competition-wide bye.
There was some good news over the weekend, however, with the Men's Touch Football side getting the job done over the Parramatta Eels to continue their unbeaten start to 2019, while the Women's team went down in a tight match.
Returning from the bye, Michael Maguire's NRL side will host their first match at the new Bankwest Stadium in Round 13 as they take on the Canberra Raiders.
ROUND 12 RESULTS
Canterbury Cup — Western Suburbs 22 drew with St. George-Illawarra 22 (Details)
Jersey Flegg — St. George-Illawarra 20 def. Wests Tigers 14 (Details)
Ron Massey — Brothers 33 def. Western Suburbs Magpies 14 (Details)
Men's Touch Football — Wests Tigers 2 def. Parramatta Eels 1
Women's Touch Football — Parramatta Eels 6 def. Wests Tigers 5