5 Jul 2009

Storm hang on, Cowboys win, Tigers maul Souths

7:51 am on 5 July 2009

The Storm have hung onto their top four position in the National Rugby League by their fingertips after scrambling to a gutsy 18-14 win over Newcastle at Melbourne's Olympic Park.

In Townsville, North Queensland beat Cronulla 24-4 to keep their top four hopes alive.

Meanwhile in Sydney, Wests Tigers also kept alive their slim hopes of a top eight spot with an emphatic 54-20 victory over South Sydney at ANZ Stadium, running in 10 tries with winger Taniela Tuiaki scoring a first-half hat-trick.