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    Wests Tigers Vs. Penrith

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 18 March, 2013

    Campbelltown Stadium, NSW
    Wests Tigers 28 defeated Penrith 18
    Wests Tigers Penrith
    28 FINAL SCORE 18
    5 TRIES 3
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/1 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Wests Tigers - Benji Marshall 12pts (1T 4G)
    • Penrith - Sika Manu 8pts (2T 0G)
    Important moments:
    • Wests Tigers took the lead at the 33 min. mark 1st half
    • Luke Walsh (Penr) scored at the 73 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Cecchin, M
    Touch judges: Carrall, S & MacFarlane, R

    The Wests Tigers need to bounce back from a shocking performance on Monday night but will get no favours from a Penrith Panthers outfit coming off a very strong victory. Join us for live scores and commentary from 3.00pm AEDT.

    Penrith surprised many with their demolition of the Canberra Raiders last week and look well on course for two straight wins if the Tigers fail to improve on their horror showing against Newcastle.

    After racing to an early six-nil lead, the Tigers simply fell apart in defence and allowed Newcastle to score 42 unanswered points en route to a commanding 42-10 victory.

    Like the Warriors last week, the Tigers crumbled under the weight of their own ill discipline and poor handling and really need to improve tenfold if they are to give home fans something to cheer about today.

    The Panthers will present a stern test for the Tigers, given that Ivan Cleary’s men performed very strongly against 2012 finalists Canberra.

    Penrith played to their strengths last week and will really fancy their chances of out-muscling a Tigers pack that ranks as one of the weakest in the NRL.

    Tim Grant, Sika Manu, James Segeyaro and Sam McKendry are all capable of causing havoc up the middle of the park if the Tigers fail to aim up in defence.

    For the Tigers to get on the board today, they simply must respect possession and play the percentages well against a tough Panthers pack.

    Given that they are at home, the Tigers will most likely bounce back in a bid to get onside with fans after their shocking capitulation to Newcastle.

    Tigers forwards such as Aaron Woods, Braith Anasta, Adam Blair and Keith Galloway really need to stand up and be counted for today if the home side are any hope of matching Penrith’s pack.

    If Mick Potter’s men can muscle up upfront, Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall may just showcase enough attacking class for the Tigers to sneak home today.

    On form, Penrith do deserve to be favourites but the bounce back factor may just work in the Tigers favour infront of a home crowd demanding a strong performance.

    Tigers by four.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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    • 6:36pm
      Phelpsy said | 6:36pm | ! Report

      Watching on tv … It he thing that stands out for me is that it is like watching the VFL on the abc in Victoria . No disrespect to the abc but seems very amateur. Like being at a suburban ground watching the game … I guess that maybe is a charm for some . I mean the commentary, the people sitting on grass hills????

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      Alan Nicolea said | 4:48pm | ! Report

      It was scrappy at times but the Tigers are on the board in season 2013, beating the Panthers by 10 points today. The Tigers managed to score five tries today with Farah having a hand in three of those four pointers. Woods was very strong upfront for the Tigers, scoring two close range tries. Penrith were strong upfront but the kicking game from Walsh in particular left a lot to be desired. Coote going off because of injury did not help Penrith’s cause in attack. Manu continues to perform well for Penrith and already has three tries in the season. Good win for the Tigers and this will give them confidence. Back to the drawing board for Penrith. Join us later for the Sea Eagles – Knights blockbuster at 6:30pm tonight!

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      Alan Nicolea said | 4:44pm | ! Report


      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:44pm | ! Report

      79′ – Tigers on the attack and will look to finish with a bang. Marshall with a chip kick and Murdoch Masila fails to hold on to possession with the line at his mercy!

      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:43pm | ! Report

      78′ – Koroibete loses possession but the Panthers are penalised for a strip and that should be all she wrote for the Panthers today

      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:42pm | ! Report

      78′ – Penrith on the attack as they produce a strong set. Segeyaro with a kick now and Mansour now produces a grubber kick but the Tigers get possession back

      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:41pm | ! Report

      77′ – Woods going for a hat-trick now! That would be something. Mansour now regathers possession as Ayshford loses the football

      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:40pm | ! Report

      76′ – Tigers need an error free set here as they win the penalty as Pettybourne is tackled without the football. Tigers right on the attack yet again

      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:38pm | ! Report

      74′ – Just under 10,000 have attended today. Effort on monday didn’t do them any favours. Walsh with a pass and the Panthers win a penalty and that is a huge call on the last tackle. Manu now goes all the way but there is an obstruction here! Tigers win the penalty but that was tight!

      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

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      Alan Nicolea said | 4:37pm | ! Report

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL – Walsh converts well and Penrith have life in this contest

      Tigers 28
      Panthers 18

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