A Mitchell Moses masterclass has propelled the Wests Tigers to a nail-biting 34-26 NRL win over a spirited Warriors outfit on Saturday.
In a see-sawing match, the Tigers looked to have the game in the bag after Moses guided them to a 28-4 halftime lead at Campbelltown Stadium.
However the Warriors stormed back into the contest, putting on three tries in nine minutes to reduce the margin to two with 12 minutes to play as five-eighth Shaun Johnson sparked his side to life.
The Warriors had their chances in the dying stages before a James Tedesco try in the last minute killed off the game.
The often-maligned Moses was superb, having a hand in three of the his side’s five first-half tries to seal a memorable win to open their season.
Playing without the injured Robbie Farah and suspended halfback Luke Brooks, the Tigers showed their intention to throw the football around and play enterprising football.
The result will heap pressure on Warriors coach Andrew McFadden after they suffered their ninth NRL loss in a row dating back through last season.
Injury-hit Warriors back-rower Ben Henry suffered a devastating dislocated knee cap early in the first half.
The one-time Kiwi Test representative underwent knee reconstructions on the same left leg over the last three years.