Wests Tigers have rebounded from last week’s heartbreak to beat the Brisbane Broncos 32-18 at Suncorp Stadium.
Match: Broncos v Wests Tigers
Round 20 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
The visitors hit the front in the 45th minute and held on for their fourth consecutive victory against the Broncos.
In a tight first ten minutes, both sides went set for set but neither could crack the opposition.
Wests Tigers were rewarded for their strong defence as Brent Naden crossed for the try in his 50th NRL match.
The home side hit back through Tesi Niu, who broke three tackles on his way to the line.
Ezra Mam then put the Broncos in front with an acrobatic over-the-head touchdown.
Brett Kimmorley’s men soon rallied back and nearly equalised through Brent Naden, but the milestone man received the ball while standing on the sideline.
The Broncos couldn’t hold the visitors out for long though, with Jock Madden sending Kelma Tuilagi through the line with two minutes remaining in the first half.
Tuilagi then passed back to Madden, who juggled the ball before planting it over the try line.
Wests Tigers enjoyed a fast start to the second half as Starford To’a crossed for the first points of the half on the back of a wild passage of play.
Zane Musgrove doubled the visitor’s advantage with the third try of his career after a barnstorming run to the line.
Jordan Riki narrowed the margin with a try in the 57th minute, but Wests Tigers pushed their advantage back out to eight points with a penalty goal.
Adam Doueihi then sealed the result by barging over off the back of a scrum.
There were a number of standout performers for Wests Tigers, with nine players running for over 100 metres and five players registering a try assist.
The win is the visitors’ fourth of the season and will provide the squad with a much-needed confidence boost as they enter the latter part of the season.
Wests Tigers will now turn their attention to next week’s home match against the Newcastle Knights at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.