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Next Game: The Season has finished
Brooks leads Tigers' big four to victory
23 Apr 2017
Luke Brooks set up the match-winning NRL try for the Wests Tigers on Sunday as they beat Canterbury 18-12 at ANZ Stadium.

Luke Brooks put a month of Wests Tigers turmoil behind them on Sunday, setting up the match-winning try in an 18-12 NRL victory over Canterbury.

With scores locked and four minutes to play at ANZ Stadium, Brooks found space on the left edge before he grubbered for winger Kevin Naiqama to score thanks to a lucky deflection off Josh Jackson.

The only of the so-called big four to have re-signed for next year, Brooks starred in his return from a hamstring injury after being cleared on match eve.

"It will be good for his confidence," coach Ivan Cleary said.

"You could definitely see that the boys had a bit of a lift.

"He gives us a lot more options in the kicking game and in attack."

He wasn't alone, as each of the big names put a turbulent period behind them to claim only their third win of the season.

Against his likely future club, captain Aaron Woods was booed before kick-off but clocked up 172 metres in a monster effort.

He was given the Anzac Medal as man of the match, but was still jeered by Tigers fans.

"Fans pay their money, I guess they can do whatever they want," Cleary said

"I think he showed out there today where his focus is at the moment."

James Tedesco set up their other try for the re-signed David Nofoaluma and regularly looked threatening in attack.

Mitchell Moses also kicked four from four, and provided the pass to Brooks in the match-winning play just as he shaped for a second field-goal attempt.

Leading 10-6 at the break, the Tigers looked as if they had let the match slip until late in the game.

After Marcelo Montoya scored the Bulldogs' only first-half try, they levelled the scores at 10-10 early in the second when Kerrod Holland crossed to complete a 12-pass movement.

Canterbury had the lead in the 54th minute when Holland slotted over a penalty goal, and for a while it looked like they might hold on.

But the match swung when Chris Lawrence was denied a chance to chase down a Tedesco grubber in the 68th minute.

The Tigers were awarded a penalty and Moses levelled the scores on his boot, while Brenko Lee was sent to the sin-bin for the block.

"I thought the 10-minute on the sin binning was harsh - very harsh," Bulldogs coach Des Hasler said.

"The penalty was probably warranted, but not a sin bin."

It was on his edge that Brooks found the Bulldogs short for the match-winning try.

The Bulldogs could come under the microscope from the NRL over the use of the concussion protocol.

After Greg Eastwood's head collected the knee of Tedesco, the trainer appeared to signal for a concussion check.

But Eastwood remained in the defensive line and forced an error from Moses, before he eventually left the field and passed the test.


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Woods to remain Tigers captain, for now 
Wests Tigers NRL coach Ivan Cleary says Aaron Woods is still the captain of the club and he expects him to perform on Sunday, despite ongoing contract drama. click here for full story...

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Canterbury coach Des Hasler has denied suggestions the NRL club have finalised deals with Wests Tigers player Aaron Woods and the Warriors' Kieran Foran. click here for full story...

Tedesco sends message to hopeful NRL clubs 
Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco was back to his NRL best against Parramatta on Monday, and said he hoped to make a call on his future in the coming weeks. click here for full story...

Last Game: The Wests Tigers lost against the Brisbane Broncos 6 - 38 at Leichhardt Oval, Australia (5106 days ago)  game results here
 Wests Tigers Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 9 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 43 
 Total Goals: 29 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 474 
 Total Points Against: 746 
 Leagues the Wests Tigers are in
2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Ahmad Bajouri, Ben Galea, Ben Jefferies, Chris Paterson, Corey Pearson, Darren Senter, Hassan Saleh, Joel Caine, John Skandalis, John Wilson, Kevin McGuinness, Lincoln Withers, Luke O'Donnell, Mark O'Neill, Robert Mears, Stephen Trindall, Terry Hill, Troy Wozniak, Willie Manu,

 Players in 2001
Anthony Laffranchi, Ben Black, Ciriaco Mescia, Craig Field, Jackson Kafusi, Jason Lowrie, John Carlaw, John Hopoate, John Simon, Lee Murphy, Lipina Kaufusi, Luke Isakka, Lupina Kaufusi, Mark O hallaran, Mark O'halloran, Matt Seers, Nick Bradley-qalilawa, Owen Craigie, Shane Walker, Steve Crouch, Steven Crouch, Trent Robinson, Trent Runciman, Tyran Smith, Warren Carney,

 Players in 2000
Cherry Mescia, Jason Lowrie, Ken McGuinness, Steve Georgallis,
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Last Results

Sunday, 4 May, 2003
Brisbane 38
Wests Tigers 6


Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 34
Wests Tigers 6


Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
Parramatta 28
Wests Tigers 8


Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
South Sydney 32
Wests Tigers 22


Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Wests Tigers 38
Eagles 12


Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 38
Wests Tigers 6


Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Canberra 15
Wests Tigers 8


Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Wests Tigers 24
St George 20


Saturday, 7 Sep, 2002
Warriors 28
Wests Tigers 12


Saturday, 31 Aug, 2002
Parramatta 36
Wests Tigers 24


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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