The Brisbane Broncos’ slender finals hopes rested on the shoulders of the Wests Tigers against the Canberra Raiders.
They needed a miracle with the Tigers needing to win by over 40 points. Their hopes were dashed in the early minutes of the contest on Sunday and the Raiders never looked back as they recorded the 56-10 win.
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Locked into eighth spot on the ladder, the Raiders put the foot on the Tigers throat and never relented as they stormed home seven first half tries.
Matthew Timoko got the party started in the fifth minute before Sebastian Kris and Nick Cotric crossed over the next seven minutes.
Jordan Rapana, Hudson Young, Xavier Savage and Jamal Fogarty all scored in an 11-minute span as the home crowd was left in stunned…