Tough battle ends in a draw

A missed penalty goal after the siren by the Wests Tigers saw the Sydney Roosters Holden Cup side leave Leichhardt Oval with a point, after a 28-all draw.

In terrible conditions both sides fought bravely but in the end the draw was probably a fair result.

Both sides went toe for toe and try for try desperate to gain the ascendancy on the competition ladder.

Brendan Elliot was the first to score after a beautiful cut out pass from Alex Thomas set up Nene Macdonald, the flying winger passing inside to Elliot to score the try.

The home side then hit back after a beatuifully angled run from Lamar Liolevave.

After going close minutes later the Tigers then gave up posession and the Tricolours crashed over at the end of the set through a determined Aidan Guerra hit and spin style fun from Paul Momirovski.

A perfect 40/20 late in the half presented a golden opportunity for the Tricolours but a fumble out wide ensured the score stayed the same heading in to the break.

The home side got off to a flyer in the second half, a strong run from Tigers big man Matthew Lodge put the locals in front once again.

Both sides were level on points heading in to this clash and it was obvious for all to see just how evenly matched the two were, the try for try nature of the game continuing when Joseph Manu toed a dropped bomb forward to slide over and regain the lead.

A clever interchange of play out wide for the Tigers then levelled the scores, ensuring a big final thirty minutes.

It was the home side who scored next in deterioating conditions.

Despite losing momentum the Tricolours did well to hang on and eventually take the lead through a double to Tyler Cornish.

An error close to their try line then cost the Tricolours as Tohi picked the ball up for the Tigers and raced twenty metres to level the scores.

The missed penalty goal was all that followed.