Tim Sheens fumes as Wests Tigers hit new low after shock moment

Wests Tigers fans were left absolutely dumbfounded at the scenes against Melbourne.

The Wests Tigers lose a scrum against the Storm and Robbie Farah looks angry on the coaching bench.
The Wests Tigers have been slammed after they lost possession of the ball to the Storm after Tui Kamikamica hooked the ball in their loss on Friday night. (Images: Fox Sports)

The Melbourne Storm have sunk the Wests Tigers to new lows having been thoroughly outplayed on Friday night and one moment in a scrum has summed up the team's despair. The Storm outplayed the West Tigers 24-12 at AAMI Park, with Tim Sheens' men starting the NRL season with a woeful 0-4 record.

Much has been made of the Tigers' spine reshuffle this week with Adam Doueihi moved to fullback to free up room for Luke Brooks at halfback. However, the Tigers were once again limp in attack with one of their tries coming from an Api Koroisau moment of magic.

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And in their latest defeat, the Tigers left their fanbase absolutely stunned when they lost possession of the ball during their own scrum. The Tigers were 22-12 down when they opted for a scrum for a set restart after a knock-on from the Storm 40 metres out.

But in bizarre scenes, Storm player Tui Kamikamica hooked the ball and won the scrum for his team. The Tigers then gave away a penalty on the next tackle to give the Storm field possession.

"Can you believe that. The Tigers re-pack the scrum and it ends up costing them the ball. And now a penalty to boot," Fox Sports commentator Dan Ginnane said.

“That’s extraordinary,” he added. Steve 'Blocker' Roach added: “I haven’t seen that in 30 years. A win against the feed." The camera panned to coach Sheen and assistant Robbie Farah who were left gobsmacked.

"Robbie Farah's expression says it all," Ginnane added. Melbourne converted a penalty only a few moments later to put the game beyond the Tigers with just 10 minutes left.

Tigers coach Sheens was left fuming at the post-match press conference. “That just shouldn’t happen, not in today’s game anyway," he said.

NRL fans were left absolutely stunned at the sequence of play and claimed the debacle summed up the Tigers' season so far.

Cameron Munster shines for Melbourne Storm

Cameron Munster was one of the shining lights for the Storm upon his return having missed the last two games due to a finger injury. The Storm have looked lacklustre since their round-one win, which coincided with a serious finger injury to Munster

While he only had a pin surgically removed on Wednesday, Munster didn't appear troubled as he steered his team to victory. The game's premier five-eighth gave his team some much needed energy, but he was also helped by 20-year-old Jonah Pezet.

Playing only his second NRL game, Pezet, who was the NSW Origin under 19 halfback last year, showed his prodigious talent with a hand in two early tries. He was also confident to use his kicking game to put the Tigers on the back foot, while he finished with 24 tackles.

Cameron Munster reacts during an NRL game.
Cameron Munster (pictured) was instrumental in the Storm's victory at home against the Tigers. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy was much happier with his team's performance as the Storm sit on four points after four games. "Our effort tonight was better than the last couple of weeks. It was more like our first round effort," Bellamy said.

"It was an arm wrestle in the second half but it was much improved effort from our last two weeks. We've still got some things to work on but they took some pride playing at home and that was the pleasing thing."

Sheens was less than impressed with his team and claimed that the players aren't making the right choices in the pivotal moments. “Every option we took seemed to be the wrong one … our execution was very ordinary, in many ways,” he told reporters.

“We’re creating the opportunities, we’ve just got to take the right options. We’ve got some work to do, we admit that. They’re disappointed, and I’m disappointed as well.”

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