Wests Tigers prove too strong for New Zealand Warriors in Campbelltown: Photos

The Wests Tigers created club history on Sunday night.

The Tigers recorded an impressive 34-6 win over the New Zealand Warriors in wet conditions at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

The result helped the Tigers move into first place on the NRL ladder for the first time since the Balmain Tigers and Western Suburbs Magpies merged into a joint venture in 1998.

Tigers coach Michael Maguire told reporters at a press conference that it was a pleasing win.

"But I don't really look at the table to be honest," he said.

"It's about what we're trying to create as a team. I think it's something that bigger than the ladder.

"We need to continue to learn how to back up and build on what we're doing."

Nearly 10,000 spectators braved poor weather conditions to watch the game on Sunday night.

However, it was a dour affair for the first 25 minutes at Campbelltown.

Esan Marsters broke the drought with a penalty goal in the 29th minutes to take the Tigers to a 2-0 lead.

A beautiful cut out pass from Robbie Farah led to Corey Thompson diving over out wide in the 34th minute.

Farah was in the spotlight again soon after, sending through a low kick which Robert Jennings dived on first to score.

The home side held a 12-0 lead at half time.

The Warriors hit back soon after the break through Ken Maumalo. Adam Keighran's conversion saw the deficit cut to 12-6.

A Marsters' penalty goal in the 50th minute took the Tigers lead to 14-6.

After that, it was the Wests Tigers show.

Thompson scored his second try in the 53rd minute and Mahe Fonua dived over 13 minutes later to take a 22-6 lead.

Robbie Farah scurried over from dummy half to score in the 71st minute before Michael Chee-Kam rounded out the victory when he scored a try six minutes later.

Farah was instrumental for the Tigers, scoring a try and playing a major role in three other tries.

Thompson scored two tries while Benji Marshall and Russell Packer were among the other standouts for the Tigers.

Maguire said he was pleased that his team played well for the full 80 minutes.

"We spoke about what type of team we want to be and that was one of them," he said.

"We know that if we apply pressure to any opposition, then you get the rewards off the back of that."

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney said the Tigers deserved credit for a strong performance.

"I've got to tip my hat to them. They out enthused us, out energised us and played at home with a real attitude to get the job done," he said.

"We were our own worst enemies... we completed 21 sets and the Tigers completed 36 sets.

"It's tough to win a footy game when you play like that."

The Tigers will look to secure their third straight win when they return to Campbelltown on Sunday, March 31 to face the Canterbury Bulldogs. Kick off at 4.05pm.