Hunters’ drama-filled finish

The Hunters controversially had three players sent to the sin-bin in the final nine minutes and second-rower Benji Kot sent off in the 57th minute after losing another to the bin for 10 minutes earlier in the half.

The first to be banished was centre Brandon Nima, along with the Tigers’ Sam Lavea, in the 43rd minute.

Only four minutes after the pair returned to the field Kelly was dismissed for lifting in a three-man tackle with the Tigers leading 24-12.

Already down to 12 men, forward Samuel Yegip was binned for a tackle in the 73rd minute.

Warriors upset Tigers in Sydney

It's the Auckland club's first National Rugby League win in four games and comes after four players returned to New Zealand this week to be with their families, ending their involvement in the competition.

Peta Hiku bagged a brace of tries while Tohu Harris scored the match winner.

The Warriors trailed by six points at half-time but two pieces of brilliance from Hiku on the left edge pushed the visitors ahead 20-14 after an hour.

Injury-ravaged Warriors outclass Tigers

Bouncing back from last week's 50-10 humiliation at the hands of Melbourne, the hosts on Saturday night handed the Tigers their third straight loss and their biggest defeat of the season.

Dampening any major celebrations was the sight of key playmakers Issac Luke (arm/shoulder) and Shaun Johnson (leg) escorted from the field in the second half.

That veteran hooker Luke was even playing was remarkable given the club had initially said his knee injury suffered against the Storm required a four-week break.

Wins to Vipers, Muruks, Gurias and Tigers

In Port Moresby, Vipers def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 24-18. In Lae, Tigers defeated EPG Enga Mioks 18-16.

Across to Kokopo, Gurias won Kroton Hela Wigmen 16-12. Up to Goroka, Muruks took out Waghi Tumbe 10-0.

Wests Tigers focus was not on Farah

After a much anticipated build up between the two sides in the off-season, sublime performances right across the board steered the Tigers to their fourth-straight win over the Rabbitohs since 2015, with James Tedesco and debutant Moses Suli clear standouts.

Coming up against former teammate Robbie Farah for the first time did not seem to phase the joint venture club, and despite Bunnies winger Bryson Goodwin opening the scoring just five minutes in, the Tigers were in total control for the remainder of the match.

Tigers beat Panthers 16-6 in Sogeri Rugby league challenge

Panthers open the score board with a converted try in the 7th minute to lead 6-0.

Tigers than find their momentum with a first try which led to the second as they contain the pathers attacks with another converted penalty to lead 12-6 at break.

After the break, Tigers creeps in again into the Panthers try line to further the lead to 16-6.

Despite numerous attempts, the Panthers could not touch the footy inside Tigers try line.

Bulldogs pounce to tame Tigers

There were scary scenes in the 23rd minute when Tigers hooker Robbie Farah was stretchered from the field after his head collided with Josh Reynolds' hip before slamming into the ANZ Stadium turf as he went to the ground. The State of Origin representative was taken to hospital but early reports from the Tigers were that the 32-year-old was conscious and moving. 

Bulldogs skipper James Graham celebrated his 100th NRL game with a typically busy performance running for 167 metres and making 38 tackles while David Klemmer ran for a whopping 204 metres. 

Tigers crush Bulldogs in Holden Cup

The Tigers held a slender 6-4 lead at the break but came out firing in the second half with six straight tries to stay within three points of competition leader the Panthers.  

The Tigers headed into the game averaging just over 42 points over the past five weeks and it didn't take long for their much-vaunted attack to click into gear against the Bulldogs.

Fresh off a two-try haul and 252 metres against the Rabbitohs in Round 9, fullback Luke Sharpe continued his impressive form with a huge left-foot step leading to the game's opening try.