Tigers keep 'finals dream alive' in comeback thriller

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The Tigers person kept their finals hopes live aft coming from down to down the Brisbane Broncos 42-24 successful a thriller astatine Suncorp Stadium.

The scoreline possibly didn't bespeak the strength of the contest, with some sides trading the pb 4 times passim the clash until a precocious Broncos capitulation saw Michael Maguire's Tigers tally location 3 tries successful the last 15 minutes.

Youngster Tommy Talau (who was brought into the squad successful spot of James Roberts who is successful isolation) bagged a important precocious double, arsenic did David Nofoaluma who scored his 86th effort for the Tigers to go the club's highest try-scorer. It takes him past nine legends Benji Marshall and Chris Lawrence.

Tommy Talau of the Tigers celebrates scoring a effort (Getty)

Adam Doueihi, who has proven helium tin radiance successful astir immoderate position, was again a standout for the Tigers. His determination backmost to five-eight reaped dividends arsenic helium bagged a whopping 5 try-assists, pulling the strings down the Tigers' comeback.

The triumph sees the Tigers clasp a sliver of anticipation of breaking their long-standing finals drought. They determination 1 triumph extracurricular of the top-eight, tied with the Raiders, Titans and Warriors connected 12 points.

"The contention is on," NRL fable Billy Slater said aft the win. "Can the Tigers support their imagination alive?"

Meanwhile, it's much woe for Kevin Walters' Broncos, who contempt the last result, got retired of the gates flying erstwhile Corey Oates bagged an aerial stunner successful the opening minutes of the match.

Tigers down the Broncos astatine Suncorp. (Getty)

Kotoni Staggs was a domineering unit successful the centres, helium scored his archetypal points of 2021 aft a agelong wounded layoff.

But it was yet continued issues with lapses successful defence, arsenic a second-half left-edge capitulation saw the Tigers get the leap connected the Broncos erstwhile they returned for the 2nd fractional with a quickfire treble done Talau and Dane Laurie.

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