Michael Maguire would have loved the privacy of the coaching box on Saturday, but instead he had to spend another frustrating afternoon in the stands amongst the punters as the Wests Tigers’ finals hopes were all but ended by the Sharks.
It wasn’t quite as dramatic as the Sunday afternoon showdown at Leichhardt Oval in 2019 that featured a Paul Gallen field goal, but it had the same outcome for the Tigers, who need the miracle of all miracles to sneak into the top eight for the first time since 2011.
They came into the game on the back of two-straight wins but they were no match for a professional Sharks side that is now back in the finals hunt after a comfortable 50-20 win in Rockhampton.
The fallout from the loss will make for good viewing in the Tales From Tiger Town documentary, because no coach could cop so many basic errors in such an important game.
Moses Mbye passed when the…