Mistake riddled Eels their own worst enemies.
The Wests Tigers have celebrated the resigning of Robbie Farah with a comprehensive 31-18 victory against the Parramatta Eels in front of a packed house at Leichhardt Oval.
While the home side put on an excellent display in the first half, racing out to a 18-point lead, they were gifted several scoring chances by an ill-disciplined Eels outfit.
Fifteen errors and as many incomplete sets handed a glut of possession to the Tigers, which saw Benji Marshall, Chris Lawrence and Farah run riot.
Parramatta captain Jarryd Hayne said his side showed glimpses of what they are capable of, but admitted they cannot give any side in the competition that big a lead.
Chris Sandow pulled off with massive 40/20, his second of the season, to swing the momentum of the game quickly.
But from the resulting set of six, Mitchell Allgood suffered a rush of the blood when he tried to stretch out to score despite plenty of attention from the Tigers defence.
Reni Maitua was penalised for a lifting tackle in front of the posts, but despite the Tigers being on the front foot, Marshall slotted the easy penalty for 8-0.
After a cheap turnover by Hayne, the Eels’ fifth inside 20 minutes, the Tigers applied the blowtorch with Lawrence again targeting Sandow to score his second try for the game.
The Tigers enjoyed 72 per cent of possession with the Eels forced to make an incredible 104 more tackles just 32 minutes into the game.
Three sets in a row for the Tigers saw them eventually crack the line through Blake Ayshford, who took advantage of sloppy marker defence close to the line to give his side a 18-point lead at the break.
Ryan Morgan spun over the line early in the second half to cut the margin to 12 as Parramatta started to gain confidence to be able to break down the Tigers’ defence