The Wests Tigers have turned on an impressive display in the second stanza to beat the Raiders 35-22 in the ACT. Behind 22-10 at the change, the Tigers kept the Raiders scoreless in the second period and turned on a blitz of their own notching up 25 points in 40 minutes.
For veteran coach Tim Sheens, it was a sweet way to notch up 300 victories in his career. However Sheens was not getting too carried away – suggesting his team need improved defence, despite winning 3 from 4 games.
Returning Liam Fulton had a strong game for Wests, the utility scoring twice and looking to have shaken the effects of his pain killing needle injection gone wrong last weekend.
Sheens said he put a rocket up his side at the half time break and it obviously worked, with Farah and Marshall lifting a notch in the second period and helping ignite their team into action.
But the Tigers will need to keep the strong form going, they face a young, resurgent Cowboys side away next weekend and the Raiders too travel away to face the desperate Eels at Parramatta.