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Tigers 34 - 6 Warriors

80 min: All over here, pretty comprehensive win for the Tigers, stay tuned for the match wrap. 

78 min: TRY - Tigers, it goes from bad to worse for the Kiwi side, as Michael Chee Kam goes over. Kick is good. Tigers 34-6 Warriors. 

76 min: Just four minuntes left for the Warriors, and another knock on from them. 

72 min: TRY - Tigers, after another Warriors error it's Robbie Farah that pounces and scores his third of the season. Kick is good. Tigers 28-6 Warriors. 

70 min: It's all the Tigers here, and with 10 minutes to go - it's looking very grim. 

67 min: TRY - Tigers, Beni puts in a chip kick over the top of Ken Maumalo and it falls to Mahe Fonua who scores out wide - you would think that is it now. Kick is wide. Tigers 22-6 Warriors. 

65 min: Frustration now for the Warriors - another knock on. 

65 min: Fusitu'a goes up for the high ball and lands hard, he's okay now though. 

63 min: The Warriors aren't getting close to the Tigers line, time is ticking for the Kiwi side. 

61 min: Blair coughs the ball up and the Tigers get the ball back. 

60 min: The Warriors have the ball now, here we go - they win a penalty.

57 min: You feel the Warriors need to score next if they want to win. 

54 min: TRY - Tigers, another try assist from Farah, and he goes short side, really bad defence from the Warriors and Thompson goes over for his second. Kick is wide. Tigers 18-6 Warriors. 

53 min: Discipline costing the Warriors, as the Tigers earn a penalty and edge closer. 

49 min: Tigers go close again and they earn a penalty, kick to come. It's good. Tigers 14-6 Warriors. 

46 min: TRY - Warriors, great work from the visitors who throw the ball around and it's Ken Maumalo who scores the try out wide. Kick is good. Tigers 12-6 Warriors. 

44 min: Repeat set for the Tigers here, big pressure on the Warriors - and Kata does well to get the ball for the Warriors and they earn a penalty. 

41 min: Mistake from Issac Luke, knock on on the first play. 

41 min: Kick off here in the second half in the constant rain now. 

Half time. 

40 min: TRY - Tigers, huge play on the stroke of half time and Robert Jennings scores off the back of a Robbie Farah kick. Kick is good. Tigers 12-0 Warriors. 

38 min: Another set from the Warriors that fails to test the defence of the Tigers, and then the visitors give away a penalty. 

35 min: TRY - Tigers, it was just a matter of time and a gorgeous pass from Robbie Farah who throws a cut out pass to Corey Thompson who scores the opening try. KIck is wide. Tigers 6-0 Warriors.

32 min: Warriors will look to hit straight back with some points of their own. 

29 min: Tigers win a penalty and could we have the first points on the board? Yes, it's 2-0. 

27 min: Another knock on! This time it's Tohu Harris. 

26 min: Mbye knocks it on in goal and the Warriors get the ball again. 

22 min: Maumalo goes so close, but a great cover tackle from Marsters save the try. Tigers ball. 

21 min: RTS earns another set for the Warriors. 

20 min: Another knock on, this time it's Matterson from the Tigers. 

19 min: Just as I say that they cough up a knock on. This time it's Lachlan Burr. 

18 min: Farah gives away the first penalty of the game and the Warriors are on the front foot here. 

14 min: Great work from Mbye who gathers the ball and starts the run for the Tigers. 

13 min: Knock on from Marsters and the Warriors will have the ball. 

11 min: Average set for the Warriors and this could be the Tigers chance now, 

9 min: Pretty solid footy here, both sides completing sets. 

6 min: Kata knocks the ball on from dummy half, just 2m out from the line, Tigers let off the hook there. 

5 min: Warriors hit back with a good set, they have the Tiger back on their own line. But they force a knock on. Warriors ball. 

3 min: Tigers go very close and, Matterson kicks through and they nearly score- the ball goes out. 

1 min: Kick off!


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the NRL match between the West Tigers and the Warriors.

Pre-game chat: Wests Tigers' Kiwi Benji Marshall wary of rampaging Warriors back three

Benji Marshall says stopping the New Zealand Warriors' rampaging outside back remains the key to Sunday's NRL clash at Campbelltown Stadium, and admits that's easier said than done.

The Wests Tigers are on high alert for the Warriors' strike power after their 40-6 steamrolling of Canterbury last weekend.

After poring over video of the thrashing in Auckland, Marshall said it became apparent fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and his three-quarter line of David Fusitua, Ken Maumalo, Peta Hiku and Solomone Kata posed a formidable threat this year.

In 2015, Tuivasa-Sheck changed the game when he became the first player to run for 5000m in a season.

And, coach Stephen Kearney appears to have built a potent backline around the skipper.

"They're all bigger than everyone's forward pack, they're all strong carriers of the football," Marshall said.

"One thing with the Warriors is they get their sets off to a good start.

"When you're trying to pin them down their end, when you've got those blokes doing the first few carries, if you're not on with your contact, they'll run through you."

According to Fox Sports Stats, Kata was the only member of the Warriors' outside backs not reach the 100m mark - he was a metre short.

Tuivasa-Sheck (160m), Fusitua (134m), Hiku (165m) and Maumalo (199m) all passed the mark with ease.

Usually, if a side boasts a gun fullback or winger, sides can kick to the opposite side of the field to keep it out of their hands to prevent them getting their set off to a strong start.

But given Tuivasa-Sheck (96kg) is the only member of the Warriors' outside backs to tip the scales at less than 100kgs, they field strong ball carriers across the park.

"You can't kick away from them, there's no denying that's where their strength is," Marshall said.

"Their forward pack, they don't really have to turn around and run backwards.

They wait for their backs to get to them. That helps a lot."

The kicking game of Marshall and Luke Brooks in wet and miserable conditions was central to the Tigers' first-up win last weekend over Manly.

And Marshall said it would take more than that to stifle Tuivasa-Sheck and co.

"Kick-chase in our team is three factors," he said.

"The kick first of all, the chase and the first two tackles that happens after that.  We're going to have to be really good there to try and stop them."

TAB Odds: Wests Tigers  $1.78     Warriors $1.98

Wests Tigers: 1-Corey Thompson, 2-Mahe Fonua, 3-Paul Momirovski, 4-Esan Marsters, 5-Robert Jennings, 6-Benji Marshall,7-Luke Brooks, 8-Ben Matulino, 9-Robbie Farah, 10-Alex Twal, 11-Ryan Matterson, 12-Luke Garner, 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14 Russell Packer, 15-Thomas Mikaele, 16-Josh Aloiai, 17-Michael Chee-Kam

Warriors: 1-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2-David Fusitu'a, 3-Peta Hiku, 4-Solomone Kata, 5-Ken Maumalo, 6-Adam Keighran, 7-Blake Green, 8-Agnatius Paasi, 9-Nathaniel Roache, 10-Bunty Afoa, 11-Adam Blair, 12-Tohu Harris, 13-Lachlan Burr

Interchange: 14-Jazz Tevaga, 15-Sam Lisone, 16-Leeson Ah Mau, 17-Isaiah Papali'i, 18-Gerard Beale, 20-Chanel Harris-Tavita , 22-Issac Luke, 23-Ligi Sao