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NYC Rd 19 Wests Tigers 23 Penrith 22

A long range field goal by Jacob Miller in the dying minutes gave Wests Tigers a thrilling 23-22 win over Penrith Panthers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium tonight in round 19 of the NYC competition.
NYC Rd 19 Wests Tigers 23 Penrith 22
by NRL

A long range field goal by Jacob Miller in the dying minutes gave Wests Tigers a thrilling 23-22 win over Penrith Panthers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium tonight in round 19 of the NYC competition.

It was the second time this season Wests Tigers had beaten Penrith who went into the game as competition leaders.

The win moves Wests Tigers to 26 points and into fourth place on the ladder.

Wests Tigers got off to a solid start in the third minute when half-back and captain Jacob Miller took the line on in a 3 on 1 overlap to score 10 metres out from the posts. Full-back Manaia Rudolph converted the try for a 6-0 lead after 5 minutes.

Six minutes later, it became 10-0 to the Wests Tigers when five-eighth Connor Toia put a kick over the top of the defence for winger David Nofoaluma to swoop up the loose ball to score in the corner. Rudolph converted for a 12-0 lead.

Seven minutes later, Nofoaluma scored his second try when the ball was spread right through Toia and centre Asipeli Fine for a 16-0 lead. Rudolph failed to convert the try from out wide.

Wests Tigers made it 20-0 when prop Mosese Fotuaika crashed over under the posts. Rudolph converted the try for a 22-0 lead after 25 minutes.

Penrith opened their account in the 32nd minute when winger Nicholas Mataia scored in the right corner. Half-back Harry Siejka converted from the sideline for a 22-6 scoreline.

The Panthers were in again three minutes later when Chris Knight made a break downfield to send full-back Kieran Moss to score under the posts. Siejka converted the try from in front of the posts for a 22-12 scoreline. The score remained that way until half-time.

2nd Half
Penrith reduced the margin to 22-16 when Moss scored his second try behind the posts. Siejka converted the try for a 22-18 scoreline after 45 minutes.

The Panthers drew level when Moss scored again with three defenders on him from dummy half in the 55th minute for a 22-all scoreline. The try was not converted.

Miller gave Wests Tigers a 23-22 lead in the 38th minute when he landed a 40 metre field goal on the last tackle.


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