Storm winger George Jennings continued his comeback from an ACL rupture by playing 80 minutes and scoring his second try in as many weeks for the Brisbane Tigers in Papua New Guinea on Saturday.
The Tigers beat the Hunters 38-36 in the Hostplus Cup round three match, their first win for 2023, despite being outscored seven tries to six.
Jennings showed his speed by jumping on a kick into the in-goal, grounding the ball just inside the deadball line, in the 43rd minute to give the Tigers a 24-18 lead. The 29-year-old totalled 118 metres in his 11 runs, with six tackle busts, as he pushes for a return to Storm’s NRL line-up.
There was plenty of action on the other wing with Max Lehmann, who trained with Storm over the pre-season, collecting a hat-trick of tries.
Storm centre Marion Seve played his first game of the season after being hindered by knee cartilage issues over pre-season, while Jordan Grant, Tristan Powell and Kane Bradley were all in the Tigers’ starting pack.
The Sunshine Coast Falcons had a bye on the weekend and will be back at home this Saturday against the competition newcomers, the Western Clydesdales, on Saturday (7pm).
The Tigers will look to go back-to-back when they host the Ipswich Jets, also on Saturday (7.30pm).