Herald on Sunday

Titans comeback falls short as Walker gets Roosters home


Rookie sensation Sam Walker broke Gold Coast hearts and ended a NRL comeback for the ages as the Sydney Roosters star snapped a superb field goal for a 35-34 win over the Titans at Robina yesterday. Titans half Jamal Fogarty had inspired the Titans to be on the verge of the equal greatest comeback in NRL history when they trailed 30-4 after 50 minutes but led 34-30 with seven minutes to play. But a late try to winger Matt Ikuvalu followed by Walker’s 35-metre field goal in the 79th minute ended a memorable fightback. Alex Johnston grabbed a share of the tryscoring lead with a hat-trick as South Sydney notched a 24-10 win over Newcastle at Stadium Australia in Sydney last night. A relentless Raiders side belted the Broncos, featuring a returning Karmichael Hunt, 38-16 in Canberra.

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