FULLTIME :: Well done Warriors. Enjoy that win.
Tigers try to keep it alive. Chris Lawrence spun in the tackle and throws a hopeful ball to David Nofoaluma who watches it sail over the sideline. Warriors scrum.
PENALTY TIGERS! Doueihi breaks through then is thrown to the ground. Crusher. Tigers have one final shot here.
What a catch Patrick Herbert. The winger has had some horror nights under the high ball but he takes the towering bomb from Luke Brooks. Warriors inch closer to the two points.
Tigers are rolling forward and look spritely again.. Lawrence's kick on last goes over the sideline.
Mbye wastes no time and nails the kick.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Quick check and he was in by metres! Lovely pass from Benji and the youngster was too strong.
Tommy Talau might have got one back here. Checking touchline.
PENALTY TIGERS! Rubbish in the ruck.
Grant stabs one through, RTS looks to have got there well.. but he lost it.
PENALTY TIGERS! Crusher. They need to get something going quickly.
Warriors go to the left again, but it broke down again. Tigers scrum.
Luke Brooks tries to spark something.. loses it.
No harm, no foul. It is lost in the first tackle. CHALLENGE. Unsuccessful. That was bad.
PENALTY WARRIORS! Stripped in the ruck. All going for the visitors tonight. Hang on. CHALLENGE. Lawrence's hands were there.. and the challenge is UNSUCCESSFUL. Penalty remains.
Nikorima looks to boot them ahead by twelve. Nails it.
Warriors go bang-bang! Todd Payten fist pumps in the box. It came from a kick which Talau bobbles right to Pompey who gives the simple pass to Tohu.
Nikorima has a chance to pilot them six ahead. He takes his time over this kick, curls it over.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! We have a forensic look at this one.. Hiku's foot looks to have just stayed in and it's given.
BUNKER TIME! Have the Warriors hit the front. NO TRY from the officials. Checking touchline.
They handed it right back. Tigers jammed in and force it loose. It was 25+ tackles camped at the Tigers end without a result.
PENALTY WARRIORS! Escort from the Tigers defenders. Mbye. More pressure.
That was a misjointed set from the Warriors but it ended well. RTS again takes the kick and trapped Tommy Talau this time.
Warriors rolling through here. RTS, Nikorima and Green all got touches in that set. Sheck stabbed through himself and gets the repeat set.
PENALTY TIGERS! Chris Lawrence goes for a brave take and tumbles. Whistle given.
Tigers can't get out of their own way tonight. They got the SET RESTART but Talau bobbles it.
Nikorima has a chance to lock it up again. He stews over the kick, nails it.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! There was enough of the ball on the ground and the Warriors are back in it.
BUNKER TIME! Hiku who might have bombed one just before, might have stepped his way to the line.
Warriors create the overlap again, Hiku tries to link with new recruit Jennings who overan it.
Heads up play from Nikorima at the end of the set. He kicks through for himself and trapped the Tigers in-goal.
Marshall loses it and Eli Katoa starts the counter. Warriors over halfway.
SET RESTART for the Tigers.. here they come.
The worst possible start from Green. He shanks the kick and it goes out on the full.
KICK-OFF! Warriors with first use.
We're back and ready for action! Tigers come out with a spring in their step after McIntyre's late four-pointer while the Warriors will rue the missed chances midway through the half. Can they comeback again? Let's find out!
Tigers take the tackle. HALFTIME.
Warriors again try to stimulate something right but the last pass is forward. We should be drifting to the break.
Benji kicking, Benji converting.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Defensive decision.. McIntyre slices through and scores.
BUNKER TIME! Sam McIntyre might have sliced through.
PENALTY TIGERS! Contact on Marshall after he kicked. Will the Tigers go for the two this time? Nope.
PENALTY TIGERS! Dangerous from Blair again.
PENALTY TIGERS! Crusher from Adam Blair.
Warriors get a rebound and try to go the short side but spill it. Tigers counter and get a SET RESTART and a chance to get ahead before the break.
Tigers hold firm! Warriors threw some good shapes at them but the cover got there. Nikorima tried to pilot one deep but Doueihi almost spun right through. Tigers rucking it away.
PENALTY WARRIORS! Warriors are on the run here! Panthers youngster Jack Hetherington almost split them. Warriors throw it around like they're the Globetrotters on fifth and get the whistle.
Warriors get a quick SET RESTART for hand on ball. Can they hit the front?
Warriors shoot for two. Nikorima places the tee and locks us up.
PENALTY WARRIORS! Strip against the Tigers.
Nikorima has a chance, mid range. He stares down the posts, nails it.
There is something for the Warriors! Blake Green took it to the line and drew in a few. Lawton scoops it on the run and gets it down.
PENALTY WARRIORS! Messy in the ruck and referee pings the Tigers defenders.
RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Maybe not! It was touched by Garner which stops the play.
BUNKER TIME! That was a horror show from the Warriors. Fumbled, bumbled and the Tigers profit.
Mbye has sacked himself after one kick. Adam Doueihi who threw the pass for the try can't do much better.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! It was a bullet pass then David Nofoaluma saying we don't need the Olympics.. I'll show some gymnastic skill down the sideline to score.
BUNKER TIME! David Nofoaluma might have tip-toed over.
PENALTY TIGERS! Doueihi strides through some flimsy defense which gave Benji Marshall the chance to hit a running Garner. They went left but Mbye is clobbered. Offside.
PENALTY TIGERS! Crusher. Now they'll go right on the attack again.
Some nice link work from the Warriors almost got Hiku free on the left but his pass to George Jennings is complete then the loaned winger tossed it right to Benji Marshall. Tigers also get a SET RESTART early in the count.
Mbye lines up to convert his own four-pointer. The back takes his time, ruminates and nails the post.
Tigers strike first! Leilua poked nose through, offloads to Mbye to stroll across.
Put that down to Harry Grant! The loanee kicked on fourth, chased the kick which trapped the Warriors backs then the play-the-ball is scrappy and Nikorima loses it.
It's been a solid start from both sides, as Warriors get the first SET RESTART of the evening.
KICK-OFF! Here we go! Tigers from the nothern end get us underway.
First out is the Warriors! They stroll out in their indigenious design and look to cause an upset against the flying Tigers. Next out, the Tigers, resplendent in their design trot onto the famous SCG. The two sides form a boomerang as we have the welcome to country then a hongi to embrace the maori culture before kick-off.
Happy Friday everybody! It is Indigenious round and we have two wonderful clashes coming up for you! Firstly, for myself, I would like to acknowledge the Darug people, whose traditional land that this update is being done and to the Tharawal and Gandangara Nations.who also were prominent in south-west Sydney. Onto the game tonight! Both teams were narrow losers last start - the Warriors to the Premiers, Tigers to local rivals Eels in a spiteful clash. Now the Warriors have lost some of their superstars but none of their heart as they attempt to knock over a Tigers side full of energy and committment in 2020! Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy Friday night football!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Peter Gough
Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Liam Kennedy
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea
WESTS TIGERS (20)
Tries: Moses Mbye, David Nofoaluma, Sam McIntyre, Tommy Talau
Conversions: Moses Mbye (1/2), Adam Doueihi (0/1), Benji Marshall (1/1)
Tries: Karl Lawton, Peta Hiku (2), Tohu Harris
Conversions: Kodi Nikorima (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Kodi Nikorima (1/1)