Wests Tigers aim to halt losing streak in Brisbane

Wests Tigers five-eighth Josh Reynolds reacts after his side's loss against the Penrith Panthers last Friday night. Picture: Dan Himbrechts/AAP
Wests Tigers five-eighth Josh Reynolds reacts after his side's loss against the Penrith Panthers last Friday night. Picture: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

The Wests Tigers will look to return to the winners' circle when they make the tough trip north to Brisbane on Thursday night.

The Tigers have lost two successive games, but will look to bounce back against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

Both NRL teams enter the round five clash on the back of losses. The Tigers fell 9-8 to rivals Penrith Panthers while the Sydney Roosters thrashed Brisbane 36-4 last week.

Tigers coach Michael Maguire told reporters at a press conference that his side showed good signs, but would need to improve against Brisbane.

"I thought there were some really good individual efforts and team pieces [against Penrith]," he said.

"I was actually really proud of how we played. We've got to learn how to win those clutch moments and we definitely had our opportunities.

"But our game can be cruel at times."

Tigers coach Michael Maguire. Picture: Brendan Esposito/AAP

Tigers coach Michael Maguire. Picture: Brendan Esposito/AAP

A Nathan Cleary field goal in extra time proved the difference between the Tigers and Panthers last Friday night.

Tries to Corey Thompson and Ryan Matterson helped the Tigers hold a 8-2 lead with just minutes remaining.

However, Dylan Edwards dived over in the corner and a Cleary conversion helped Penrith draw level at 8-all at half time.

Both teams had unsuccessful field goal attempts in extra time, before Cleary sealed victory in the 83rd minute.

The biggest positive for the Tigers was the form of Josh Reynolds, who stepped into the five-eighth position in place of the injured Benji Marshall.

Reynolds was a constant threat in attack and set up the Tigers' two tries.

Maguire said Reynolds deserved credit for a strong performance.

"I feel like Josh did a lot of good things for us.. he performed very well," he said.

"All the boys enjoy having him around the team."