It was a weekend of tough results for Wests Tigers in Round 17 as all of the club’s sides experienced defeats.
In a game highlighted by Benji Marshall's 300th NRL appearance, it was the visitors who rode their luck and some critical calls in the first half to lead by 12 points at the break, before doing enough in the second half to get the job done.
In Canterbury Cup, a tough run of form continued for Western Suburbs with the Magpies going down 26-20 to the Wentworthville Magpies.
Having dropped their previous two matches to slip out of the top eight, Western Suburbs were again made to pay for their ill-discipline with errors and penalties allowing Wentworthville to control the contest for a six-point victory.
In their final game of the regular season, Wests Tigers Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership side went down 18-10 to Wentworthville — the side they will face off against next week in their debut finals appearance.
In Round 18, Wests Tigers will travel interstate to take on the Canberra Raiders in a must-win game with the Jersey Flegg side in action before as the curtain-raiser.
ROUND 17 RESULTS
NRL — Parramatta Eels 30 def. Wests Tigers 18 (Details)
Canterbury Cup — Wentworthville Magpies 26 def. Western Suburbs 20 (Details)
Harvey Norman Women’s — Wentworthville 18 def. Wests Tigers 10 (Details)
Ron Massey Cup — Western Suburbs 23 def. Mounties 20 (Details)
Saturday, July 20
10:30am — Harvey Norman Women's, Wests Tigers vs. Wentworthville
3:15 pm — Jersey Flegg, Canberra Raiders vs. Wests Tigers
5:30 pm — NRL, Canberra Raiders vs Wests Tigers
Sunday, July 21
1:10 pm — Canterbury Cup, Western Suburbs vs. St George Illawarra
3:00 pm — Ron Massey, Wentworthville vs. Western Suburbs