The Wests Tigers have claimed a comfortable 30-10 victory over a disappointing Cowboys side in Townsville tonight. The Tigers were under plenty of pressure early on, but led 14-4 at half time and did not look like losing for much of the game.
The Cowboys had the lion's share of early ball, but simple mistakes meant most of it was for nothing. Finally after nearly 20 minutes Ashley Graham opened the scoring with an unconverted try out wide. This all but signalled the end of the Cowboys ascendency in the match.
At the half hour point, the Tigers struck back with Robbie Farah throwing a dummy and scoring under the posts to the put the Tigers up 6-4. Farah was involved in the next Tigers point-scoring, being hit late after kicking the ball downfield on the next set. Brett Hodgson landed the ensuing penalty goal.
The following set the Tigers went up 14-4, with a magnificent short-side break eventually being finished off by Bronson Harrison, after the Cowboys knocked down the final pass and Ash Graham failing to tidy the scraps up.
The Cowboys struck back seven minutes after half time, with Ben Harris strolling in from 20 metres out to reduce the margin to 14-10.
The match took an interesting turn with Luke O Like