NRL: Tohu Harris has been gifted a try after the referee missed a big forward pass from Cooper Cronk in the lead up.
THE Storm have survived an incredible second half comeback from the Wests Tigers, requiring a late field-goal from Cooper Cronk to assure a 29-20 victory in a game that looked over at half-time.
The Storm powered to a 26-0 lead at the break on the back of an incredibly sloppy performance from the visitors but they took the foot off the pedal after half-time and the Tigers took full toll, scoring four tries in a row to reduce the deficit to six points before Cronk came up with the decisive play — the 20th field-goal of his career.
NRL: Storm big man Nelson Asofa Solomona has monstered Mitchell Moses with a huge palm to the head.
That virtually ended the Tigers’ comeback in its tracks but Cameron Smith made certain of it by potting a penalty goal with just a couple of minutes to play to extend the lead to nine points.
But the damage was done in the first 28 minutes, with a Felise Kaufusi double starting the storm rolling, before Tohu Harris and Marika Koroibete went over to establish a massive early lead to set up what looked likely to be a thrashing until Luke Brooks and James Tedesco sparked the Tigers’ second half resurgence.
NRL: Titans centre Nathan Davis appears to have broken his ankle in a horror moment after he got his leg trapped in a tackle against the Raiders.
In the earlier game, Greg Bird was sin binned and Nathan Davis suffered a sickening injury that’s likely to end his season as the Titans fell to a 30-22 defeat in a fiery clash against the Raiders.
The away win puts Canberra back in the top eight and within striking distance of the top four, with the Gold Coast slipping to 10th in a logjammed ladder.
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