Wests Tigers fans can breathe a little easier after their side defeated wooden-spoon certainties the Bulldogs 28-16 in a rollercoaster performance that could’ve been shifted from Cbus Super Stadium to one of the Gold Coast’s many theme parks.
The result eases pressure on Michael Maguire who has been feeling the heat since last week’s capitulation against the Warriors, but he would have been hoping for something more emphatic against a team that has picked up just two wins all year.
“It was a scrappy win,” Maguire said.
“But getting two points, especially after the last couple of weeks where we showed signs and let things go, it was good to see the boys dig in and get to the end of the game.
“As scrappy as it was, they know they can be a lot better.”
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