Home side thrash the Tigers thanks to four tries from Glen Fisiiahi.
The Warriors ended their Wellington NRL hoodoo courtesy of a five-try blitz either side of half-time in a 42-18 thrashing of the Wests Tigers.
In a marathon match slowed by nine video try reviews and a number of injuries, the hosts scored eight tries to back up last week’s 20-16 win over North Queensland.
Both teams now boast a two win-two loss record.
The Tigers led 12-0 after half an hour but any chance of winning a third straight game virtually disappeared when they conceded five tries in the space of 13 minutes.
That explosion, from minute 33 to 46, included a hat-trick to wing Glen Fisiiahi which brought a crowd of 22,512 to life.
Fisiiahi finished with four tries as his side shook off the graveyard status of Wellington, where they had lost five times and drawn once in their previous visits.
The flying wing crossed for near identical tries in the right corner after neat backline passing twice created an overlap. Halfback Shaun Johnson, who scored 14 points, scored from a desperate play after the half-time siren, putting his team 14-12 up after chasing down a 50m Nathan Friend kick which Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah failed to control on his tryline.
Earlier, Braith Anasta spun over from close range to capitalise on the Tigers’ dominance of the first 20 minute, followed soon afterwards by James Tedesco’s try from a Luke Brooks grubber which a Tomkins erroneously let roll.
Astute Johnson grubbers created both Warriors tries soon after the break, to Fisiiahi and Manu Vatuvei, to put the hosts 14 points clear.
Farah stopped the rot with a Tigers try as the game entered the final quarter before impressive Warriors second-rower Jason Bukuya pounced on another Johnson grubber.
Tomkins capped a mercurial game with an individual try and a brilliant pass to set up Fisiiahi’s fourth.
The video referees were kept busy throughout, most notably in the opening seven minutes when the Tigers were denied twice and the Warriors once.
Anasta was the unluckiest, having appeared to ground the ball in the second minute ahead of a sluggish Vatuvei.
There were injury concerns for both teams, most notably to Tigers second-rower Cory Paterson, whose head drove into the turf in a wrestling-type tackle by Sione Lousi in the 11th minute. Paterson didn’t return and Lousi was placed on report for the incident.
The Tigers played the last 20 minutes with just one player on the interchange bench.
Tedesco exited in the 30th minute after taking a knee to the head from Friend while forward Sauaso Sue limped off later with a serious-looking knee injury.
Warriors centre Jerome Ropati suffered an early facial injury and didn’t return.