Full Time
80:00
4:30pm Sat March 10, 2018
Round 1 - ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 18243
80min

They hold on! The Wests Tigers have their first win in 11 matches against the Roosters! What a performance!

79min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Tuimoala Lolohea.

Lolohea to put the Tigers ahead late... can he do it? YES!!!! Tui puts the hosts up by two! ANZ STADIUM IS GOING NUTS!

Roosters lead Wests Tigers 10 - 8 Roosters
78min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Corey Thompson. Kick to come.

Thompson gets it down in the corner remarkably - after receiving the pass from a falcon on Chee Kam! Scores LEVEL!

Tied up at Wests Tigers 8 - 8 Roosters
77min

Wests Tigers with a full set on the Roosters' line.

76min

TIME OFF. Daniel Tupou penalised for a shoulder charge on Corey Thompson after a kick.

76min

Tigers with a mid-field break! They have a couple of tackles up their sleeve... could they?

71min

Tigers with some promising runs but the last tackle option is snared by Tedesco and the Roosters come away with it.

67min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell with a superb sideline conversion and it's 8-4 to the visitors.

Roosters lead Wests Tigers 4 - 8 Roosters
65min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Blake Ferguson. Kick to come.

Numbers to the right and the Tigers' line finally cracks! Ferguson dots down in the corner who celebrates with Manu.

Roosters lead Wests Tigers 4 - 6 Roosters
65min

Roosters with some damaging attack...

63min

Roosters concede a penalty on the first tackle after the restart. Big chance for the Tigers here.

62min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Tuimoala Lolohea.

This time Lolohea doesn't make a mistake and the Wests Tigers are back in front.

Roosters lead Wests Tigers 4 - 2 Roosters
58min

NO TRY. Roosters' five-eighth Mitch Cornish has grounded it first. Line drop-out Roosters.

58min

We're up to the Bunker! Benji Marshall is claiming a four-pointer... the first of the afternoon!

56min

The Tigers bomb an attacking opportunity. Momentum continually swinging in this one but geez the home team are hanging in there today.

52min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Tuimoala Lolohea.

Roosters penalised for a poor play the ball... and the message goes down to soak up time and take the two, but he can't convert it. Brooks is back on the park though. Roosters drop-out on the 20m.

Tied up at Wests Tigers 2 - 2 Roosters
49min

Corey Thompson collects a high ball and is tackled... but then dragged by Latrell Mitchell into the in-goal. It's a Tigers PENALTY on their own line.

48min

Clever footy from Benji Marshall dribbling the ball long and low into touch. The Roosters have a scrum on their own 15m. So far so good for the home side, only the penalty goal conceded.

44min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell uses the penalty against Brooks to level the scores.

Tied up at Wests Tigers 2 - 2 Roosters
42min

Brooks is binned! He's chased Blake Ferguson down as he broke into the backfield and hasn't gotten off him in time. He gets ten minutes to think about his professional foul. Big period for the Tigers here.

40min

We're back underway, the Wests Tigers have first use of the ball, leading 2-0.

40min

HALFTIME and it's 2-0 to the Wests Tigers. Entertaining, somewhat rusty, and grinding footy. Immense defence from the home team

39min

Tigers with a few sets peppering the Roosters' line but all to no avail. We'll go to halftime tryless!

34min

Tupou bundled into touch and the Wests Tigers defence can do no wrong at the moment. Scrum on their own 10m for the WT's.

33min

First competitive game for the Roosters and Cronk has a 40-20. Roosters in great attacking position again!

31min

Roosters go high to the Ferguson-Manu edge again, but neither of the pair can keep themselves in the field of play, Manu eventually bundled out after picking up a Ferguson tap-back. Tigers ball.

29min

Corey Thompson forced to ground it in the in-goal off a Roosters grubber. Plenty of pressure but no points yet for the Tricolours.

27min

Roosters go high on the last at the end of the drop-out set, but Manu is ruled to have been tackled on the last when he comes down with the ball, so it's a handover.

25min

Roosters work their way up field after getting the ball back, Cronk with a clever grubber forces Naiqama to ground it in-goal.

24min

Friend throws a poor forward pass out of dummy half on his own 40m, inviting the Wests Tigers back into attacking position.

23min

They go wide on the last but Thompson can't handle the cut-out pass 15m from the Roosters line. The visitors come away from their own danger zone with the ball.

20min

Chris Lawrence loses it off an ordinary pass by Godinet and some good up-and-in Roosters defence.

18min

Wests Tigers pick up a handy six-again call on the Roosters' 40m. Positive signs so far.

12min

Ferguson streaks away down the right flank, he turns it inside for Teddy... OH NO. He drops it and the home fans are rabid!

9min

The home side escapes with a Roosters error handing them possession on their own line.

7min

Penalties aplenty early. The Wests Tigers had two in the lead-up to Lolohea's two-pointer, now the Roosters have two in a row, but they're going for the line!

4min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Tuimoala Lolohea.

Lolohea picks up the first points of the afternoon through a penalty goal. Solid start from the Wests Tigers, Benji Marshall with a few good touches early.

Roosters lead Wests Tigers 2 - 0 Roosters

ICYMI - late mail saw Reynolds omitted through injury for the home side. Marshall is playing five-eighth, McIlwrick joins the bench while Matulino is benched, Eisenhuth starting up front. The Roosters have benched Boyd Cordner in favour of Ryan Matterson in the second row.

Following a moment's silence for Steve Folkes we are underway. Roosters with the first use of the ball.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gavin Badger, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Nick Morel, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Ashley Klein

WESTS TIGERS (10)
Tries: Corey Thompson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Tuimoala Lolohea (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Tuimoala Lolohea (2/3)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8)
Tries: Blake Ferguson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Latrell Mitchell (1/1)