Late Naiqama try seals Tigers win
Kevin Naiqama's late try handed Wests Tigers a much-needed 18-12 NRL win over Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday.
The Tigers secured only their third victory of the campaign, with eight points in the final 11 minutes after the Bulldogs' Brenko Lee was sin-binned wrapping it up for the hosts at Campbelltown Stadium.
Canterbury, who missed the chance to move up to joint-third, were left to a rue a poor decision from back-rower Greg Eastwood, who opted to kick on the third tackle - with the Tigers using that possession to grab the decisive score three minutes from time.
It was an unsavoury outing for home captain Aaron Woods, who was roundly booed by supporters amid reports he is primed to join the Bulldogs next season.
But the home fans soon had a welcome distraction as David Nofoaluma touched down 10 minutes in, with Mitchell Moses converting.
After being pegged back by Marcelo Montoya's try, Moses kicked two penalties to hand the Tigers a 10-6 half-time lead.
That was soon eclipsed by a stunning team try from the visitors, as Kerrod Holland put the finishing touch on a move that saw the Bulldogs make 60 metres.
Holland hit the post with his conversion attempt, but made amends with a penalty soon after to give Canterbury a lead they held until Lee's departure for a professional foul on Chris Lawrence.
The Tigers capitalised, James Tedesco - also linked with the Bulldogs - gathering Eastwood's ill-advised kick to launch an attack that settled matters.