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Next Game: The Season has finished
Cowboys come back to steal win over Tigers
26 Aug 2017
North Queensland scored three times in ten minutes to come back from eight points down to beat the Wests Tigers on Friday night.

North Queensland have all but booked their ticket to this year's NRL finals after Kyle Feldt scored twice to steal a comeback 22-14 win over the Wests Tigers.

Faced with the prospect of dropping out of the top eight with defeat, the Cowboys were down 14-6 after Tigers winger Malakai Watene-Zelezniak scored with 16 minutes to go on Friday.

But Paul Green's undermanned side crossed twice through Feldt in the space of four minutes to snap a worrying four-game slide and consolidate sixth spot on the ladder.

The Cowboys right winger first finished off a right-side shift to reduce the deficit to four in the 66th minute, before racing to ground Michael Morgan's long-range grubber soon after.

Morgan sealed the win by plucking Jake Granville's late deft kick, lifting the visitors four points clear of ninth-placed St George Illawarra with one game left for them in the regular season.

The Dragons face sixth-placed Penrith on Sunday.

It was yet another brave performance from the Cowboys, who are without five top-line players including co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott.

They struggled for fluency for the best part of the opening hour in Campbelltown before being awoken by Watene-Zelezniak's second-half try.

Morgan, who was ably supported by Te Maire Martin's dangerous first-half effort, then took over and provided the clutch plays for Feldt.

Star forward Jason Taumalalo was once again strong with a game-high 179 metres.

Cowboys coach Paul Green was proud of his team's resiliency but criticised their cautious approach to the beginning of the match.

"We've got to start better obviously. It was a good effort tonight, we probably played a bit tight at the start, a little bit safety first," he said.

"We just need to back ourselves and do what we can do individually and as a team and the rest will flow off the back of that. Big effort to come out in the second half and get the result."

In a hotly-contested first half, Tigers skipper Aaron Woods surprised the 9,346 crowd with the opening points when he sold Taumalolo a dummy in the 24th minute.

It didn't take long for the Cowboys to respond, with five-eighth Te Maire Martin mirroring Woods' fake to fool Tuimoala Lolohea four minutes later.

However the Tigers claimed a four-point halftime lead when Josh Aloiai trampled over Martin - breaking his nose in the process - before scoring in the 35th minute.

Tigers youngster Bayley Sironen, son of Balmain legend Paul, played 22 minutes on debut.

Tigers coach Ivan Cleary identified a crucial fifth-tackle penalty for a shoulder charge against centre Michael Chee Kam that was a major turning point in the match.

"It just came down to a couple of big moments. One in particular; a fifth-tackle penalty I think it was just after we'd scored and we hardly saw the ball after that," he said.


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Last Game: The Wests Tigers lost against the Brisbane Broncos 6 - 38 at Leichhardt Oval, Australia (5253 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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