Saturday 24 March 2018 / 05:47 AM

Incredible NRL prelim finals try-savers

The weekend’s tense pair of preliminary final showdowns produced a couple of the most extraordinary try-saving tackles we’ve seen this season. Nine times out of 10 these tries would have been scored, but the elevated levels of desperation inherent to sudden-death football prevented the equally desperate ball-runners from scoring.

On Friday night, Sam Burgess stopped rampaging Roosters prop Sam Moa in his tracks right under the cross-bar in the last play of the first half; with the scores locked at 12-all, it was an enormous play in the context of the match.


Not to be outdone, Penrith duo Lewis Brown and Matt Moylan combined to miraculously deny Canterbury fullback Sam Perrett from getting the ball down as the Panthers tried to stay in the contest during the second stanza. 


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