Storm vs Tigers Review

The Wests Tigers 10 defeat Melbourne Storm 8. 

Game Preview: 

GO YOU MIGHTY TIGERS!!! Sorry, had to get that out of the system!!! 

What a thriller! For the second week straight, the Tigers pull out a gutsy 10-8 victory! And what a win it was! The Tigers have gone back to back against the two premiership favourites and have showed the NRL world that the Tigers could be more than what we all predicted in 2018! 

 From the get go, the game was a grind. Wasn’t much action within the first half, as the Tigers slotted two penalty goals to take a 4-0 lead into the half time break. For the Storm it was a very sloppy game, with the Melbourne boys making 16 handling errors to the Tigers 9, however the Storm had a whopping 10 more penalties than the Tigers. This made for a very intense game, a game that was very defence focused! 

Once against the Tigers defence was the talking point, holding out a countless amount of pressure on their line, and keeping a well known attacking team under ten points for the second week straight! Another early penalty goal from the Tigers gave them a 6-0 lead a heap of momentum. The game intensified even further with the sin binning of Tigers prop Ben Matulino with only 16 minutes remaining in the game. 

From there the Storm scored a ripper try courtesy of flyer Suliasi Vunivalu straight off the back of the binning. The Missed conversion didn’t make much of an issue for long when two quick penalty goals got the Storm the lead 8-6 with 8 minutes remaining! 

Matulino shortly made up for his binning by throwing a wayward pass towards Luke Brooks 10 metres out from the Storm line, in which the little halfback picked up and cruised over the line to give the Tigers the lead with a minute remaining. The Storm recovered the short kick off with under a minute left, however a knock on shortly after ended the game, and gave the Tigers a huge win. The Tigers get their second win in 14 years in Melbourne.

Stonecold’s Player Of The Game: Benji Marshall. 

Scoring Review. 
Wests Tigers: 
38’ Esan Marsters (Penalty Goal)
40’ Esan Marsters (Penalty Goal)
56’ Esan Marsters (Penalty Goal)
78’ Luke Brooks (Try)

Melbourne Storm: 
64’ Suliasu Vunivalu (Try)
68’ Cameron Smith (Penalty Goal)
71’ Cameron Smith (Penalty Goal)



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