Waratah Tigers see off West Wyalong in Group 20

A dominant attacking display has helped Waratahs overcome top of the table West Wyalong in a convincing 56-6 win at Exies Oval on Sunday.

It was a quick start for the Tigers as they scored two tries in four minutes after the Mallee Men were unable to deal with a bomb from Ben Vearing and Kose Lelei capitalised to score his second.

Tahs’ Moahoni Lelei crossed to score their third unanswered before Wyalong finally hit back through Jeremy Wood after they made the most of a mistake from the Waratahs.

The Waratahs crossed again late in the first half through Sam Rauluni after the Tigers worked hard to keep the ball alive giving the side a 16-point lead at halftime.

The story continued into the second as Viliami Ngu scored just two minutes into the second half.

Both sides were reduced to 12 and the Tahs capitalised on the extra space to score two in quick succession through as Rauluni crossed for his second before James Girdler touched down.

It was a runaway train which could not be stopped as the Tigers made the most of some tiring defenders to score another pair of quick tries this time through Luke Farmer and Moahoni Lelei to push the score out to 50-6.

Waratahs finished the game with an excellent piece of team play saw Maile Ngu run 60 metres

The play was finished off by Farmer who crossed for his second of the match to wrap up the 50-point win.

Waratahs coach Chris Hanneman was pleased to see his sides work pay off.

“It was a good all-round team effort today with a few guys out,” he said.

“Everyone stepped up and I was really happy with them.

“We defended really hard which is something we have been working on week in week out and we had a plan going into this game and we executed it very well.”

Hanneman pointed to the performances from Ben Vearing and James Girdler along with Farmer as those who stood out to him.

The win now sees Waratahs sitting in fourth position just two points behind the third-placed Mallee Men.