24 Jul 2011

Tigers see off Roosters, Knights keep NRL finals hopes alive

8:31 am on 24 July 2011

Wests Tigers have consolidated their top-eight spot on the National Rugby League ladder with a hard fought 19-12 win over Sydney Roosters at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday.

In a game played in perfect conditions despite the heavy rain that hit Sydney over the last week, both sides contributed to an entertaining encounter - with the win keeping the Tigers in seventh spot.

The Roosters are second-bottom.

Newcastle arm-wrestled with the Sharks for the best part of an hour in their National Rugby League match at Cronulla before eventually pulling away to win 18-0 and re-ignite their finals hopes.

The Knights moved into eighth spot and will stay there unless Penrith upset Manly on Sunday.

The Sharks are 11th.