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Tigers pip Broncos

By Laine Clark 03/07/2010 06:34:49 AM Comments (0)

Many believed Robbie Farah was unlucky not to have been picked for NSW in the Origin III side.

Certainly the Brisbane Broncos surely wished he had after Farah inspired the Wests Tigers' last gasp 16-14 NRL victory at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

For the record, Michael Ennis was safely tucked away in the Blues camp after being retained as NSW hooker for Wednesday night's dead rubber against Queensland in Sydney.

It ensured Farah ran out for the third-placed Wests Tigers at a wet and miserable Suncorp Stadium - much to the Broncos' frustration.

The Baby Broncos looked to have truly come of age when they were in sight of their seventh win in eight games while leading 14-12 in the dying minutes in front of 30,127 screaming fans.

Enter Farah.

The Wests Tigers hooker showed uncanny poise as he directed a pin-point cross-field kick to Mitch Brown who crashed over in the 78th minute for the match-winning try.

A fifth win in six games entrenched the Wests Tigers (9-6 record) in the top four - and broke hearts in the Broncos ranks.

At one stage battling with a 2-6 record, the Broncos (8-8 record) had jumped from second-last to have a serious crack at the top four in 2010.

However, the Broncos will go into the bye following the Origin dead rubber wondering what might have been thanks to Farah's heroics.

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