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'You dream about games like that': Round 8 recap

Thursday night's golden point win over the Roosters at Suncorp will go down as an all time classic.

A movie that followed the same script would be deemed too unrealistic: a stirring comeback, two field goals in the dying seconds of the match and a two-point victory in extra time.

The Roosters had a commanding 22-12 lead with nine minutes to play before Jahrome Hughes grabbed his second try for the night, dancing around the Roosters defence.

Ryley Jacks and Hughes then combined to send Momirovski over and the skipper converted to give us our first lead of the night.

Locked at 24 apiece in the final minute of regular time, Luke Keary slotted a field goal that looked to be the match-winner with only 40 seconds left on the clock.

But when Storm ended up with the ball again, with ice in his veins Ryan Papenhuyzen landed a 35m field goal to send us into extra time.

"To be put in that position where I could take the game to extra time was pretty cool," Paps said on Friday morning.

I went over to Smithy and said if we kick off, give me the ball. He got the forwards where we needed them and I just had to slot it.

Ryan Papenhuyzen

"(The ball) started on the black dot and luckily enough it held its line.

"To come back from where we did… we’ve practiced these situations before and we just executed what we practiced at training.

"Sometimes at training I’ll just try to slot it from wherever... practice pays off.

"You dream about games like that as a kid."

Head coach Craig Bellamy was suitably impressed by his side's grit and never-say-die attitude.

"It was ultra-physical the whole match, I was real proud of our blokes," he said in his post-match presser.

After being 22-12 down... to the boys credit, they kept fighting.

Craig Bellamy

"Both sides played right until the end."

Milestone man Brandon Smith laid 43 bruising tackles in his 50th NRL game for the club, while Paps had the most run metres at 195.


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