Jackson Hastings has opened up on Luke Brooks’ match profitable area purpose after he missed two himself and Souths missed one by means of Jai Aarow in a frantic ultimate 10 minutes.
Per week after his one-point match winner towards the Eels, Hastings twice tried to repeat his heroics however the ball sailed to left of the left upright on each events.
However, a brain-fade from Aarow produced one of many worst area purpose makes an attempt seen in latest reminiscence and gifted the Tigers a seven deal with set with just below three minutes remaining.
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Jock Madden missed a area purpose with 1:46 on the clock after it was charged down by Souths hooker Damien Cook, however an unintentional off-side type Arrow noticed the Tigers get a scrum and one final likelihood.
Brooks stepped as much as lot the match profitable area purpose with 54 second remaining and the Tigers held on for a well-known win.
Hastings ran a decoy and pointed for Brooks to get the ball from dummyhalf, however revealed publish match it was Brooks’ thought for the play after his halfback’s earlier two misses.
“No I didn’t say it to him, he actually gave me the tap on the shoulder,” Hastings stated.
“He said, run a decoy and I’ll nail it.
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“We got him to that right stick. I was worried about running an obstruction. Obviously Cody Walker had to go around me and Brooksy just had a second in time to kick it.”
Hastings was completely satisfied for Brooks to personal the large second and shut his critics up after icing a memorable win with some clutch performs.
“He has been hammered before about not owning the big moments,” Hastings stated.
“He scored the try to put us in front and kicked the field goal, so I’m not going to take any wraps off him.
“He was outstanding tonight. I know I keep saying it, but I’m just really proud of where the club is going.
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“We are not where we want to be but we are going the right way. It is a good feeling at the moment but we need to keep working hard.”
Brooks was humble publish match, however visibly relieved and elated to have come by means of for the Tigers with the sport on the road.
“It feels good,” Brooks stated.
“We had a great performance last week, so it was good to come here tonight and back it up against another top side.
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“Jacko (Hastings) slotted the field goal last week, but he couldn’t get it today so I had to step up.
“It was a lot easier than his one. 20 metres out and I stuck it pretty well so I was pretty happy with it.”
Brooks has been closely criticised for his and the Tigers’ struggles in latest seasons and he paid tribute to his halves companion after turning his type round since switching to the No.6 jersey.
“I feel good,” Brooks stated.
“It has obviously been a tough start. But these last two games we have shown who we are.
“I have to give Jacko a wrap. I think he has taken a lot of pressure off me.
“Last two weeks I have come to the game feeling calm and enjoying my footy again.
“He has just taken control and led the team around. I think that comes out naturally in him.
“He is a natural leader and it just eases the pressure on me and allowed me to just come in when I want the ball. I think he has been enormous for me so I can’t thank him enough.”