The Wests Tigers lead the St George Illawarra Dragons 16-10 in their clash at CommBank Stadium.
The Tigers dominated on the back of three first half tries to one after Cody Ramsey and Jack Bird were both sin-binned in a horror first half from the Dragons, before they hit back through Tautau Moga to start the second stanza.
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Zac Lomax set up Tautau Moga for a try to start the second half to get the Dragons back on track.
Jock Madden set up Freebairn for his first half double as the Tigers took control with a commanding lead.
Jack Bird was sent to the sin bin for backing up a penalty with repeated back chat after he was marched 10 to reduce the Dragons to 12 men for the second time in the half.
Doeuihi then set up rookie Tom Freebairn with hois second try assist for his first NRL try as the Tigers took the lead.
Adam Doeuihi set up Fa’amanu Brown who sliced through a gaping hole to score and lock up the scores.
Dragons fullback Cody ramsey was sin-binned for taking out Starford To’A in a try-scoring opportunity opening the door fpr the Tigers.
Tautau Moga produced a deft grubber for Jaydn Su’A to score in his 100th NRL game and give the Dragons an early lead.
The Wests Tigers are hoping to avoid the wooden spoon with a shock result against the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Jack de Belin starts at prop with Aaron Woods switching to the bench and Jack Bird moving from centre to lock.
Tyrell Sloan starts on the wing, with Matthew Feagai switching to centre.
The Tigers are on equal points with the Gold Coast Titans but occupy last place due to a poorer score differential.
And with a final round clash against the fast-finishing Canberra Raiders who are pushing for a finals berth, this could be the Concord outfit’s best chance at getting off the foot of the ladder.
However, they will have to do it without star forward James Tamou who is suspended after his verbal outburst towards a referee in the Tigers’ embarrassing defeat to the Sydney Roosters.
Luke Garner (head knock), Ken Maumalo (groin) and Alex Seyfarth (shoulder) are also sidelined for the clash.
The Dragons are officially out of the finals race and cannot finish any higher than 10th on the ladder, but they still represent a dangerous outfit.
Anthony Griffin’s side racked up 46 points against the Titans last week, with 16 of those scored with just 12 men on the field.
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However, the big story out of Jubilee Stadium is the future of Ben Hunt.
The star halfback has revitalised himself since moving to the Dragons and is a heavy favourite for the Dally M Medal, but reports emerged of an extension offer of $700,000, a figure many considered to be a low-ball offer.
The 32-year-old is likely to command a figure north of $750,000 and it will be intriguing to see if the recent reports have any effect on his performance.
Jack Bird has been moved to the centres to make up for the suspended Moses Mbye.
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