The Wests Tigers have won a sometimes dull game of footy out at Telstra Stadium, defeating a lethargic Dragons outfit by 27-8 in front of a modest 13,625 people.
The game began with both sides attempting to throw the ball around and looking for opportunities to score early on. More often than not the ball missed the mark though, and what could have been an open and entertaining contest slowly turned into a rather dour one.
The Dragons were first to score through the boot of Mat Head in the 12th minute. A few opportunities passed by before Robbie Farah started getting out of dummy-half more. He found Ben Galea in support in the 25th minute and who ripped up the middle and off-loaded to Liam Fulton to score the first try.
Things were looking a little dire for the Dragons towards the end of the first half, with Wests pressuring their line only for Fulton to be stripped of the ball by Chase Stanley, who sped 60m to score under the posts in the 34th minute.
A miss from Hodgson with a late penalty goal in the first half gave the Dragons an 8-6 lead at the break, one which they possibly didn