I said earlier in the week it would be a coin toss depending on the warriors team that turn up. Either we’d win by 20, or they would.
Wests Tigers 34 (Ayshford, Ryan, Moltzen, Woods, Lawrence, Marshall Tries, Marshall 5/6 goals)
New Zealand Warriors 14 (Vatuvei, Johnson, Tai Tries, Maloney 1/3 Goals)
FTS - Ayshford - Finding some form, sweeping backline move involving Marshall and Moltzen, finds Ayshford on a strong line from the 20m line, and he straightens up, and carries 3 warriors over the line with him. Marshall Converts. 6-0 Tigers after 9 minutes.
LTS - Ryan - Big Bad Beau from dummy half! Gets a sneaky one up on Vatuvei as the game draws to a close. 5th Tackle Play, Ayshford is brought down 1/2 a metre out, just inside the touchline and Beau with a BENNY ELIAS sized Dummy slithers under Vatuvei at Marker, and gets a hand out with the ball and grounds it! Vatuvei can’t believe the cheek and a push and shove occurs, with Beau grinning from ear to ear. After about a thousand looks at it, the video ref gives beau the try. Marshall misses this kick, and the scores stay 34-14. 76th minute
Half time - Tigers 18-10
MOM - Lawrence - from 5/8th. Hand in everything, and admits the shift to 5/8th is due to his injury from last year during the MOM interview.