The Eels lead 28-20 with four minutes remaning with a crucial Charlie Staines error ends the a terrific comeback attempt from the Tigers.
Maika Sivo would cross for his second try a short time later to extend the margin to eight with five minutes to go.
Moments after five-eighth Adam Douhei goes off with a knee injury, Charlie Staines sets up Junior Tupou who crossed for a deserved try.
Brent Naden was on the recieving end of a smart John Bateman ball close to the line and went over for an easy try.
Adam Douhei nailed the tough sideline conversion to make it a 22-16 game.
Earlier, Moses threw a beautiful cut-out ball to find Maika Sivo who finished strongly to score in the corner.
Not long after Junior Tupou found space down the left side before passing it off to Asu Kepaoa who showed some class and finished stylishly to answer for the Tigers.
Moses recorded the third of his try assists in the 31st minute when Bryce Cartwright dived on a deft grubber.
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“It feels a bit like a touch footy game, we got to get out of that game they (Tigers) want to play,” Moses said on Fox League at halftime.
“We haven’t had much ball, but when we’ve been down their end we’ve scored points.”
Moments after five-eighth Adam Douhei goes off with a knee injury, Charlie Staines runs to the line and puts over winger Junior Tupou.
On the back of a terrific run from Junior Tupou, the Tigers went through the hands in one of the subsequent plays which ended in the hands of Brent Naden who put the ball down to score.
Unfortunately, Naden would go off injured after the try.
A Luke Brooks cut-out ball finds Junior Tupou who makes a break before finding Asu Kepaoa who in turn beats a defender to score.
“There is life in the Tigers still,” Andrew Voss said on Fox League.
With the Eels cruising and again attacking in the Tigers’ half of the field, a poor Mitch Moses pass went to ground and was picked up by Starford To’a who ran 70m to score a much-needed try against the grain.
Mitchell Moses delivers a lovely grubber through which is picked up by centre Will Penisini who beats one Tiger to score.
“Mitchell Moses is delivering the Easter eggs on Easter Monday. Two absolute pinpoint kicks,” Andrew Voss said on Fox League.
After successfully defending a couple of Tigers’ raids on their own line, the Eels quickly worked up the field and scored a wonderful team try through Clint Gutherson to open the scoring.
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Balmain legend Garry Jack has slammed three Tigers recruits and took aim at the Wests Tigers’ administration in a scathing attack.
Jack played 224 games for Balmain and joined a chorus of critics who are disappointed with the club’s early season performances, currently sitting 17th on the ladder.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Jack delivered a tirade at off-season signings David Klemmer, Apisai Koroisau and Isaiah Papali’i.
“As big Kerry Hemsley (former Balmain prop) would say, as far as David Klemmer was concerned, he couldn’t knock the skin off a rice custard,” Jack said to News Corp.
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“As for Papali’i, he’s not half the player he was at Parramatta last year.
“John Bateman, they have him on a four-year deal, he was obviously injured when he came over here. He’s not right.
“They are the key signings. As is Api Koroisau. Api Koroisau looks like he doesn’t want to be there. His body language… he’s gone from the premiers to wooden spooners. He looks frustrated and he just can’t inspire them.”
The 62-year-old, who has played 22 Tests for Australia, also explained it is going to be a tough period ahead with the Tigers scheduled to face several premiership heavyweights.
“When they (Wests Tigers) looked at the draw, they would have thought over the first five rounds they have the Titans, Knights and Bulldogs. They’d have thought they’d get a couple of wins to take a bit of pressure off,” Jack said.
“But it’s zero and five and what concerns me is that over the next 11 rounds, they have eight of the top eight teams from last year. I think it will get a whole lot worse before it gets better for the Tigers.”
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The Tigers host the Parramatta Eels in the Easter Monday clash at Accor Stadium.
Tim Sheens has reshuffled their spine with Adam Doueihi back at five-eighth and Charlie Staines getting his first start at fullback for his new club.
Asu Kepaoa has been named on the wing but could share time with centre Starford To’a throughout the game.
For the Eels Shaun Lane returns from a broken jaw in the second row, with Ryan Matterson switching to lock and J’maine Hopgood shifting to the bench.
Haze Dunster comes in on the wing for Bailey Simonsson (suspended) while Sean Russell replaces Waqa Blake in the centres.
The battle of the two last placed teams is going to be crucial for the Tigers and Eels to keep in touch with the top eight.
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