Former Origin Star Jamie Soward has slammed fans for the unruly scenes in the stands at Leichardt Oval on Saturday.

The Tigers were run down by the Sharks to lose the match by 22 – 16  but it was the booing of departing skipper Aaron Woods by Tigers fans and outbreaks of fighting that had everybody talking after the match.

Soward (pictured) says fans should give Woods a break and rather focus on the positive future ahead of the club.