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“It’s Luke Brooks this time, it’s a dream,” Dan Ginnane said on Fox League.

A charge-down field goal attempt with less than two minutes to go from Damien Cook led to accidental off-side giving the Tigers’ a full-set, and unlike last week against the Eels when finished by Jackson Hastings, Brooks slotted the one pointer for the 23-22 win over South Sydney.

Rewind six days, coach Michael Maguire was under pressure, Luke Brooks was maligned and the Tigers were winless and looking down the barrel of six straight defeats to start the season.

Hastings field goal sinks Eels in Easter Monday classic

Hastings slotted the monster kick and ran another 30 metres to celebrate as the Wests Tigers secured their first win of the season in front of over 28,000 on Easter Monday.

With scores locked at 20-20 with 10 minutes to play, Hastings had a five-minute period to forget, knocking back two chances at a field goal to come up with no result on the last play.

However, the 26-year-old turned hero on the stroke of full-time with his strike stunning the Eels, who were poor by their usual standards in such a big game.

Warriors break duck with tense win over Tigers

Both sides were desperate to kick-start their season after consecutive losses and it was the Warriors who held their nerve in a tryless second half.

The Tigers made a promising start when skipper James Tamou left Josh Curran in his wake and carried Reece Walsh over the line with him to give the home side a 6-0 lead.

Six minutes later the Warriors opened their account when a Chanel Harris-Tavita bomb was spilt by David Nofoaluma and Euan Aitken pounced to score.

Tigers v Warriors: Roberts ruled out; Kodi's half chance

The Tigers should relish a return to their heartland at Campbelltown Stadium, having not played there since round nine last year, but they'll need a lot more than just a vocal crowd to get them across the line.

After some promising signs against Melbourne in round one the Tigers reverted to old habits against the Knights and were blown off the park, while the Warriors pushed the Titans all the way in a free-flowing contest at Cbus Super Stadium.

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‘They are in for a long year’: Parker slams Tigers co-captain after ‘terrible’ sin bin

The Tigers were completely outclassed by the Knights, losing 26-4 and Peachey’s time on the sidelines did nothing to help his team.

With eight minutes to go in the first half, the Tigers utility was wrestling with Jake Clifford who was attempting to find his feet and play the ball.

Peachey then slapped the ball from his hands, prompting referee Ben Cummins to give him his marching orders.

“Lara it is frustrating, it is so frustrating for Tigers fans to sit there and watch, this is their captain, Tyrone Peachey is their captain,” Corey Parker said.

‘Won’t be happy about that’: The silver lining amid Tigers’ major blunder: 3 Big Hits

Smith reeled out a tackle on Joe Ofahengaue in the first set of the match on Saturday night, his left arm hanging limply by his side.

He disappeared up the tunnel after just three minutes while Welch went the same route just before full-time, escorted off by two trainers amid fears he has done his Achilles.

If so, that could be season over.

Tigers down Roosters in the wet

The Tigers trailed 8-0 early as Roosters halfback Sam Walker caused havoc but coach Michael Maguire would have been pleased by his side's defensive resolve before they piled on two late tries to snatch victory.

Rival props James Tamou and Lindsay Collins were placed on report for dangerous contact and are in doubt for the opening round.

However, there were no major injury concerns in an entertaining yet low scoring match, in which Walker, Joey Manu and Victor Radley impressed for the Roosters, while Jackson Hastings made a strong debut for the Tigers.

Wests Tigers name five-man leadership group for 2022

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce a five-man leadership group that will consist of James Tamou, Adam Doueihi, Luke Brooks, Tyrone Peachey and Ken Maumalo.

The five players, who were appointed to the leadership group by their teammates, will share the captaincy duties throughout the 2022 NRL season.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe congratulated the group on their appointment.

“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I would like to congratulate the five players on their appointment to the club’s leadership group ahead of the 2022 season,” Pascoe said.

Tigers may have FINALLY found solution to $1.7m mystery. It could end a ‘decade of disaster’

Benny Elias and Mark Geyer have told foxsports.com.au why they believe 2022 will see a change in fortunes for the Tigers who have not played finals since 2011.

The return of Sheens and some shrewd recruiting has sparked a cautious degree of optimism in Tigerland heading into 2022.

There are hopes Sheens will become a football whisperer for under-pressure duo in coach Michael Maguire and halfback Luke Brooks.

Tigers win race for Panthers star

Koroisau will play with the Panthers in 2022 before joins the Tigers, the deal has a mutual option for the third season in 2025.

The 29-year-old made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs in 2014 and won the grand final that year. He won his second premiership this year.

The hooker has played 145 NRL games across eight seasons with the Rabbitohs, Panthers and Sea Eagles.

Koroisau has played 13 Tests for Fiji and made his State of Origin debut for New South Wales this year.