Wests Tigers came from eight points down to take themselves back into the top eight with a 14-10 victory over Canterbury Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs had the better of the opening stages, however. Brett Morris got on the scoresheet early. He didn’t seem fazed by his brother Josh being injured and was fed by his replacement John Olive.
Mbye’s conversion and a further penalty took the lead out to eight.
But Wests earned their way back into the game through Corey Thompson. He was found by a spectacular cut-out pass from Benji Marshall.
Mbye added a further penalty on the stroke of half-time. But Wests were within two points ten minutes after the break. A spread to the right found David Nofoaluma who finished well in the corner.
Wests took the lead when Tuimoala Lolohea kicked in behind for Chris Lawrence after great work from Esan Marsters. The Bulldogs couldn’t recover.
Tigers: Lolohea, Nofoaluma, Marsters, Fonua, Thompson, Marhsall, Brooks, Packer, Liddle, Matulino, Lawrence, Chee-Kam, Taylor; Interchanges: Twal, Reynolds, Eisenhuth, Aloiai
Tries: Thompson, Nofoaluma, Lawrence; Goals: Marsters
Bulldogs: Mbye, B Morris, Olive, Hopoate, Montoya, Frawley, Foran, Woods, Marshall-King, Elliott, Jackson, Faitala-Mariner, Martin; Interchanges: Klemmer, Priest, To’omaga, Holland
Tries: B Morris; Goals: Mbye 3
Full match reports of all this weekend’s NRL games will feature in Monday’s League Express.