Melbourne Storm produced a gutsy fightback to maintain their 100 per cent record in the NRL with a 22-14 victory over Wests Tigers on Sunday.
In their first match since the sacking of coach Jason Taylor, the Tigers roared into an early lead at Leichhardt Oval - Mitch Moses and Elijah Taylor each crossing for tries as the visitors struggled to find any rhythm.
However, after David Nofoaluma had seen a score chalked off for obstruction, the Storm managed a crucial response before the interval, courtesy of Nelson Asofa-Solomona.
And Melbourne - for whom the fit-again Billy Slater managed a full 80 minutes - then bossed the second half, Young Tonumaipea, Cheyse Blair and Josh Addo-Carr all going over to secure a fourth win from as many matches this term and Craig Bellamy's 250th success as an NRL coach.
A fast start helped St George Illawarra Dragons beat New Zealand Warriors 26-12 in Sunday's other fixture.
The Dragons crossed three times in the first 22 minutes and were able to hold off a response from their visitors.