Farah stars again as Tigers trump Warriors

Wests Tigers' Elijah Taylor gets into an awkward position tackling Ken Maumalo of the Warriors.
Wests Tigers' Elijah Taylor gets into an awkward position tackling Ken Maumalo of the Warriors.

Robbie Farah has turned in his second vintage performance in as many weeks to lead the Wests Tigers to the top of the NRL table for the first time in club history.

Farah twice caught the Warriors napping on blindside plays, grubbered for a third, and then helped himself to a fourth in their emphatic 34-6 triumph.

The 35-year-old's mesmerising display on Sunday comes a week after scoring two tries and assisting on another in their round-one win over Manly.

New coach Michael Maguire is now not only undefeated over the opening two games, but the Tigers are now on top of the league on points differential.

Never in the history of the joint venture have the Tigers led the competition.

And with a round-three match-up against winless Canterbury, the Tigers could enter a bitter face-off against former coach Ivan Cleary sitting at 3-0.

Maguire's Tigers travel to Penrith at Panthers Stadium in two weeks.

The Tigers set up the win after withstanding an early offensive onslaught, symbolised by Esan Marsters' 22nd-minute trysaving tackle on Ken Maumalo.

The home side got on the board not long after through a Marsters penalty, before Farah set up the opening try with a laser cutout for Corey Thompson.

The veteran hooker then gave his team a 14-point buffer moments before the break when he grubbered for centre Robert Jennings.

A comeback loomed when Maumalo finished off a right-side shift after halftime, however it was merely a hiccup for the 9,881 crowd in Campbelltown.

Mahe Fonua ended any thoughts of a fightback with a try in the 67th minute, before Farah completed a memorable display by burrowing over not long after.

In another positive for the Tigers, skipper Moses Mbye came through unscathed in his season debut after missing round one with a knee injury.

Compounding the defeat for the Warriors was forward Sam Lisone getting cited for a crusher tackle on Thomas Mikaele in the second half.

Australian Associated Press