10 May 2014

Roosters thrash Tigers, Cowboys lasso Broncos

7:33 am on 10 May 2014

The Sydney Roosters' Blues contingent orchestrated a 30-6 thumping of the under-strength Wests Tigers in their National Rugby League clash at Allianz Stadium on Friday night.

Blues incumbent Michael Jennings and wing hopeful Daniel Tupou bagged doubles, while playmaker James Maloney - back from injury - strengthened his claims to retain the hotly contested five-eighth position with three try assists.

Dual Kiwis and All Black international Sonny Bill Williams also responded to recent criticism of his form, with an action-packed performance which ensured the defending premiers moved into the top four.

The North Queensland Cowboys have notched back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 27-14 win over the Brisbane Broncos in the Queensland derby in Townsville.