Tuesday 24 October 2017 / 04:19 AM

TOO GOOD TUESDAY: PANTHERS MOW DOWN TIGERS IN 2000

Penrith’s comeback from a 28-6 halftime deficit to beat the Warriors on Saturday was one of the most remarkable of recent years, but it wasn’t even the biggest in the Panthers’ history.

The fledgling Wests Tigers were leading 31-8 with 24 minutes to go at Penrith Football Stadium in 2000 before being run down in one of the all-time great fight-backs.

Shane Elford and Craig Gower crossed for the Panthers and Tony Puletua went over twice – all in the space of 13 minutes – to haul in the deficit, with Chris Hicks’ unerring boot putting the home in front.

The Panthers held off the shell-shocked Tigers in the dying minutes for an unforgettable 32-31 win – and a place in the record books for the second-biggest comeback in premiership history to that time.

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Will Evans

CBS’s Editor-in-Chief and lead rugby league, union and cricket writer, Will is a Christchurch-based freelancer, also writing for Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and The New Daily website. Will has written four rugby league books.

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