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Sport Tigers spoil Bellamy's NRL milestone game

11:06  07 april  2018
11:06  07 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Marshall turns back clock in Tigers win

  Marshall turns back clock in Tigers win Benji Marshall has had a role in three Wests Tigers tries as they beat the winless Parramatta 30-20 to go into the NRL's top four.In doubt during the week with an ankle injury, Marshall was at his light-footed best on Monday as he had a hand in three of the Tigers' five tries as they leapt to a 30-6 lead before the Eels recovered late.

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A Benji Marshall field goal with less than six minutes to go has carried the Wests Tigers to an 11-10 win over Melbourne and put the dampener on Craig Bellamy's 400th NRL match as coach.

The result in Auckland on Saturday took the Tigers to their fourth win in five games.

They scored two tries to one in completing the double over the Storm, whom they beat 10-8 in round two.

Melbourne almost snatched victory in the remaining minutes, second-rower Ryan Hoffman going over but being called back for a forward pass.

Brooks' confidence grows under Cleary

  Brooks' confidence grows under Cleary Luke Brooks' confidence has grown rapidly in the past year under coach Ivan Cleary and it is showing in the Wests Tigers' 3-1 start to the NRL season.Tuesday marks exactly 12 months since Cleary was signed by the then-embattled club, marking a significant turnaround in their plight as they climbed into the NRL's top four on Monday.

It was the first time the Storm have lost back-to-back games since 2015 and they were made to pay for a high error rate as they fell to their third defeat of the year.

Benji Marshall goal spoiled Bellamy's milestone game © AAP Image/Dean Lewins Benji Marshall goal spoiled Bellamy's milestone game Both sides had early chances, before Melbourne half Brodie Croft open the scoring with a penalty midway through the opening half.

Winger Malakai Watene-Zelezniak and centre Esan Marsters came close for the Tigers, but both were stopped by try-saving tackles, the second from winger Joshua Addo-Carr.

But Addo-Carr then produced a blooper, trying to stop a kick going out with a back-flip pass, only to see it go to Marsters, whose offload created a try for interchange backrower Josh Aloaia.

Down 2-4 and with time running out before halftime, Melbourne made the Tigers pay for a mistake of their own.

From the ensuing scrum, five-eighth Cameron Munster's kick was pounced on by fullback Bill Slater, who scored with Croft adding the extras.

The Storm dominated after halftime but couldn't breach a tight Tigers defence before another error produced points.

After Croft had landed his second penalty for a 10-4 lead, he and winger Suliasi Vunivalu muffed the kick-off reception.

From the line dropout, a Luke Brooks short ball sent second-rower Chris Lawrence over, and Tuimoala Lolohea's conversion tied up the contest with 18 minutes to go.

Wests Tigers are genuine NRL premiership contenders, says Queensland Origin coach Kevin Walters .
Hard to argue.

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