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It was another successful weekend for Wests Tigers in Round 13 with three of the club's four grades recording victories.

Friday night saw both the NRL and NSW Women's Premiership sides make it two wins in as many weeks with strong performances over Penrith and Glebe respectively, while the club's Jersey Flegg continued their unbeaten start to the season with a good team effort to down the Panthers on Saturday.

The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup side weren't as fortuitous, however, with the first-placed Panthers flexing their attacking muscle to chalk up a 26-point win and end the Western Suburbs Magpies' winning run at nine straight games.

Round 14 will see a triple-header at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday with the three men's teams in action against the Parramatta Eels, while the women will take on the Central Coast Roosters at Wyong on Sunday.

NRL Telstra Premiership

Wests Tigers produced an impressive performance at Leichhardt Oval to become the first team to beat the Penrith Panthers in 2021 with a 26-6 victory in front of 9,127 fans. The 20-point triumph is Wests Tigers first back-to-back win this season and snapped Penrith’s 27-game winning streak in regular season matches.

2021 Match Highlights: Rd.13, Wests Tigers vs. Panthers

Michael Maguire’s men scored four tries to one to ensure the side’s fifth win of the season as they moved to within one win of the top eight. Wests Tigers became the first team to keep Penrith scoreless in the opening 40 minutes this season as Michael Maguire’s men scored 10 unanswered points in the first half before working hard throughout the second half to emerge with a 20-point win in the end.

Wests Tigers 26 (Laurie, Liddle, Leilua, Utoikamanu tries; Doueihi 5/6 goals) def. Penrith Panthers 6 (Burton tries; Crichton 1/1 goals) at Leichhardt Oval

Knock-On Effect NSW Cup

Coming into Saturday's game with a nine-game winning run in tow, Western Suburbs Magpies went down 40-14 to the top-of-the-table Penrith Panthers — leaving Ben Gardiner's side in second place heading into Round 14.

Missing Jake Simpkin due to a calf injury, the home side were made to do a mountain of defensive work early on and never quite recovered despite Allan Fitzgibbon and Kelma Tuilagi crashing over in the second half.

The second-placed Magpies will look to bounce back next Sunday afternoon when they take on the third-placed Eels at Bankwest Stadium.

Penrith Panthers 40 (Hands 2, Turuva, Jenkins, Puru, Tevaga, Nadurutalo tries; Falls 6/7 goals) def. Western Suburbs Magpies 14 (Leilua, Fitzgibbon, Tuilagi tries; Madden 1/3 goals) at Lidcombe Oval

Jersey Flegg

Wests Tigers Jersey Flegg extended their unbeaten start to 2021 and pushed further clear on top of the ladder with a strong win over the third-placed Panthers.

After falling behind early, Wayne Lambkin's side showed their attacking class in the first half to run in a good lead that they would see through to the end — the hosts running in five tries to three in front of a good crowd at Lidcombe Oval.

Yet to lose in 2021, Wests Tigers now find themselves three points clear on the Jersey Flegg ladder heading into next week's clash against Parramatta.

Wests Tigers 32 (Scoari 2, Fuatimau, Stevanovic, Tumeth, Ngati tries; Stevanovic 5/6 goals) def. Penrith Panthers 18 (Faauila, Taufa, Geyer, Fearnley tries; Mason 1/4 goals) at Lidcombe Oval

Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership

Wests Tigers women moved back into the top four with a commanding 68-4 win over the Glebe Dirty Reds in their Friday night clash at Leichhardt Oval. 

Played as a curtain-raiser to the NRL clash between Wests Tigers and Penrith, Neil Stanley's side overcame a slow start to pull away late in the first half and enter the sheds with a commanding 30-4 lead that they would see comfortably to the end.

Maori All Stars representative Page McGregor was strong in her return, bagging a first half double, while young centre Hope Tevaga also got on the score sheet in what was another solid outing for Wests Tigers.

Teagan Toa Toa stole the show in the second half as she bagged four tries — the most scored by any Wests Tigers women's player in a game.

Wests Tigers 68 (Toa Toa 4, McGregor 2, Tevaga 2, Osborne, Tipene, Lenaz, Edwards, S.Curtain tries; E.Curtain 6/14 goals) def. Glebe Dirty Reds 4 (Lummow tries; Ingram 0/1 goals) at Leichhardt Oval

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