Gutsy Wests Tigers secure win over Brisbane Broncos: Photos

A superb individual try by Michael Chee Kam in the dying seconds guided the Wests Tigers to victory over the Brisbane Broncos on Thursday night.

With the score locked at 16-all, the Tigers shaped to kick a field goal before the ball was flung out wide to Chee Kam.

Chee Kam beat several Broncos defenders to score as the Tigers recorded a 22-16 win in the round five NRL clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Tigers coach Michael Maguire told reporters at a press conference that he was delighted with Chee Kam's effort to score the winning try.

"He's got a bit of X-factor around him... he adds a lot to us," Maguire said.

"I think his feet were moving faster than his mind works. But if he keeps doing that, I'll be pretty happy."

The Broncos hit the scoreboard early through second rower Matt Gillett. Jamayne Isaako's conversion saw the home side take a 6-0 lead.

An Isaako penalty conversion in the 20th minute extended Brisbane's lead to 8-0.

The Tigers hit back just before half time. A nice cross-field kick by Luke Brooks was snaffled by Chee Kam, who passed the ball back to Luke Garner to score.

Esan Marsters nailed the conversion and the Tigers trailed 8-6 at half time.

Both teams suffered setbacks in the first half.

Brisbane's Gillett and Tigers centre Robert Jennings ruled out for the rest of the game after failing head injury assessments.

The visitors drew level soon after half time through a Marsters' penalty goal.

The Tigers then hit the lead in the 50th minute when Matthew Eisenhuth dived over. Marsters' conversion extended the lead to 14-8.

Marsters then nailed a penalty in the 60th minute to take the Tigers out to a 16-8 advantage.

The Broncos hit back five minutes later courtesy of five-eighth Kodi Nikorima.

Isaako kicked the conversion, then nailed a penalty goal soon after to draw his team level at 16-all.

The game looked destined to go into extra time before Chee Kam's superb solo effort in the 80th minute.

The Tigers headed into Thursday night's match on the back of two successive losses, including falling 9-8 to rivals Penrith Panthers in extra time last weekend.

Maguire said the win over the Broncos highlighted the "resilience that this team is building".

"We faced a bit of a tough week last week," he said.

"It's great to see the boys learned from that and just hang solid for 80 minutes.

"They really believed in each other."

Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Seibold said it was a disappointing loss but his side "took a couple of steps in the right direction".

"The effort was really high and the attitude was good," he said.