Wests Tigers woeful at Campbelltown

Wounded: Wests Tigers players – including Elijah Taylor (pictured) – copped a beating both physically and on the scoreboard on Sunday. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Wounded: Wests Tigers players – including Elijah Taylor (pictured) – copped a beating both physically and on the scoreboard on Sunday. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

It was not a sight the majority of those at Campbelltown Sports Stadium wanted or expected to see on Sunday.

After coming off a first round win against South Sydney Rabbitohs the week before, there was plenty of optimism surrounding the Wests Tigers chances against western Sydney rivals, the Penrith Panthers.

The home side were expected to make light work of the Panthers – who were coming off a heavy defeat against St George Illawarra Dragons the week before.

However, after 80 minutes it was the away side that walked away 36-2 winners.

Coach Jason Taylor was disappointed with his side’s performance.

“It was a tough day. It was one we are struggling to put out finger on to be honest,” he said.

“We are working really, really hard to ensure we have less of those days.”

More than 12,000 people turned out for Wests Tigers first regular season game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

The next game to be played at the venue will be against the Sydney Roosters on Sunday, July 11.