Wests Tigers punish error-ridden Warriors, secure commanding win in Sydney

Relive 1 NEWS NOW’s live coverage of tonight’s NRL clash between the Warriors and Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium in Sydney.


Agnatius Paasi in possession. Wests Tigers v Vodafone Warriors, NRL Rugby League. Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, Australia. Sunday 24th March 2019. Copyright Photo: David Neilson /
Warriors prop Agnatius Paasi in action during an NRL match against the Wests Tigers in Sydney. Source: Photosport

78 mins: WARRIORS 6 TIGERS 34

TRY! Michael Chee-Kam runs a great line off his half Luke Brooks. He stretches out and grounds ball over to score another try for the Tigers.

Esan Marsters is online with his kick at goal from the sideline.

72 mins: WARRIORS 6 TIGERS 28

TRY! A well-deserved try for Robbie Farah. He catches the Warriors side napping, Farah scoots out of dummy half and scores under the goal posts. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Jazz Tevaga are too slow to react, with the veteran hooker putting on a masterclass tonight in Campbelltown Stadium.

Esan Marster nails his kick from in front of the goal posts.

67 mins: WARRIORS 6 TIGERS 22

TRY! Benji Marshall has the ball on a string. He kicks the ball early on tackle four, Ken Maumalo goes up and tries to regather it but he tips it onto Tigers winger Mahe Fonua who goes into to score down the right edge. The Warriors are in all sorts of trouble now.

Esan Marsters is off target with his conversion attempt from the sideline.

60 mins: WARRIORS 6 TIGERS 18

MISTAKE! Another mistake from the Warriors is not helping the NZ NRL club's cause. They hand the ball straight back to the Wests Tigers after a poor late offload around halfway.

54 mins: WARRIORS 6 TIGERS 18

TRY! Robbie Farah comes up with his third try assist of the match. He throws a sneaky skip ball down the left edge and Corey Thompson crashes over to score his second try of the match.

David Fusitu'a is the man guilty for the Warriors, caught napping for a second. Esan Marsters misses his conversion from the sideline.

51 mins: WARRIORS 6 TIGERS 14

TWO! Esan Marsters extends the Tigers lead with a successful penalty kick at goal from easy range.

46 mins: WARRIORS 6 TIGERS 12

TRY! The Warriors go from end-to-end! A special try from the Warriors, the Warriors execute two back door plays before Roger Tuivasa-Sheck delivers a quick pass to Peta Hiku, with Hiku giving the ball to Ken Maumalo.

Maumalo has a lot to do, but he gets rid of his opposite before diving over to score the first try for the Warriors. Just as it looked like the Warriors were about to concede a try, they manage to score down the other end.

Adam Keighran does mangnificent to slot his conversion attempt from the sideline.

41 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 12

MISTAKE! Not the start the Warriors would've wanted. Issac Luke tries to go on a sneaky run out of dummy half but he leaves the ball behind. The ref rules a fumble and the Tigers are in perfect attacking position inside the Warriors' half.

40 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 12

And we are underway as the Tigers kick off deep to the Warriors!


The Warriors have been guilty of poor discipline in the first half, butchering a number of try scoring opportunities deep in the Tigers half. The New Zealand NRL club have had the fumbled the ball several times inside the Tigers own 10m line.

Robbie Farah has been on fire for the home team having a hand in both of their first tries.

39 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 12

TRY! Tigers winger Robert Jennings has been awarded a controversial try. Robbie Farah puts in a sneaky grubber out of dummy half into the Warriors in-goal and Jennings gets to the ball first. Replays show that he might have knocked the ball forward and that Solomone Kata got to the ball first but the bunker rule that Jennings grounded the ball with his forearm.

Esan Marsters converts a tricky kick from the side line and the Tigers lead 12-0 at the break.

35 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 6

TRY! Corey Thompson scores the first try of the match. It was a brilliant skip pass from Tigers veteran hooker Robbie Farah from the ground, which creates the opportunity for the Tigers down the left edge.

David Fusitu'a and Solomone Kata were caught watching in close to the ruck and didn't see Thompson out left unmarked close to the sideline.

Esan Marsters kick from the sideline is offline.

32 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 2

A big set from the Warriors as they power their up field and into the Tigers half. But Adam Keighran overcooks his kick on the last with the ball going over the dead-ball line. The Tigers get a tap restart on their 20m line and another seven tackle set.

29 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 2

TWO! Warriors rookie half Adam Keighran has been penalised for an early tackle and Esan Marsters kicks the Tigers to a two-point lead.

26 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 0

GOAL-LINE DROPOUT! Blake Green gets the Warriors another restart. He has plenty of time to get his kick away on the last and he puts on a curling grubber kick which sits up perfectly in the Tigers' in-goal. Tigers' fullback Moses Mbye can't hold onto the ball and he fumbles it with one of his teammates forced to ground the ball.

22 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 0

NO TRY! Ken Maumalo looks like he might be in down the left edge after a smart skip pass from rookie Adam Keighran to put him into space. But Tigers' winger Esan Marsters gets back in time to make a try saving tackle and turnover. Maumalo tried to keep the ball alive but fumbles his pass 5m out from the try-line.

20 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 0

GOAL-LINE DROPOUT! A solid set from the Warriors and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck puts in a clever grubber which sits up inside the Tigers' goal-line. Robbie Farah is forced to play at the ball and the Warriors will get the ball back.

17 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 0

PENALTY! Tigers hooker Robbie Farah is penalised for a dangerous high shot on Warriors winger Ken Maumalo. The Warriors are now on attack with a six tackle set deep in the Tigers' half.

10 mins: WARRIORS 0 TIGERS 0

KNOCK-ON! Adam Keighran makes a break around halfway and looks to offload the ball to Peta Hiku. But his pass is ruled forward and Hiku can't hold onto it. A lot of errors early in this NRL match from both the Warriors and Tigers. 


MISTAKE! Benji Marshall scoots out of dummy just outside of his own 10m line and Solomone Kata strips the ball. The ref rules a knock on and the Warriors have an attacking scrum on the Tigers' 10m line.


A solid first set for the Warriors as they march up to halfway with ease. Blake Green decides to kick early on the fourth tackle, he has too much on his kick with the ball going over the dead-ball line. His mistimed kick gives the Wests Tigers a restart on the 20m line and a seven tackle set.


KICK-OFF! And we are underway as the kick off deep towards the Tigers.


Roger Tuivasa-Sheck against the Bulldogs
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck against the Bulldogs Source: Photosport

Both teams are coming off wins in the opening round of the NRL.

Issac Luke returns from a shoulder injury and has been named as the starting hooker for the Warriors.

Rookie half Adam Keighran pairs up with Blake Green in the halves for the Warriors, after a solid NRL debut last week.

Luke is the only change to starting team with Nathaniel Roache left out of the match day 17 side.

Isaiah Papali'i has been named on the bench, he was suspended for last week's match for the Warriors due to a drink driving offence in the off-season.

The Tigers have won their last four of their past five matches against the Warriors.


Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2 David Fusitu’a, 3 Peta Hiku, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Adam Keighran, 7 Blake Green, 8 Agnatius Paasi, 9 Nathaniel Roache, 10 Bunty Afoa, 11 Adam Blair, 12 Tohu Harris, 13 Lachlan Burr.

Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga, 15 Sam Lisone, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Isaiah Papali’i, 22 Issac Luke.

Wests Tigers: 1 Corey Thompson, 2 Mahe Fonua, 3 Paul Momirovski, 4 Esan Marsters, 5 Robert Jennings, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Ben Matulino, 9 Robbie Farah, 10 Alex Twal, 11 Ryan Matterson, 12 Luke Garner, 13 Elijah Taylor.

Interchange: 14 Russell Packer, 15 Thomas Mikaele, 16 Josh Aloiai, 17 Michael Chee-Kam.

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