The moment that Tigers fans have been waiting for has finally arrived with their side all but cementing their spot in the finals for the first time in five years.

Over the previous four years, the Tigers team promised so much, but failed to deliver regularly, until now. With the finals monkey officially off their back, the Tigers will be looking to continue their good form into the finals.

Gareth Ellis scored two of the most important tries of his career and of the Tigers season when it mattered most, to secure the Tigers win.

“Hopefully 30 points means we’re in the semis, it’s just a matter now of how high we want to finish”, says Tigers hooker Robbie Farah.

The win may silence the critics on the Tigers back despite a staggering 9 wins from their last 12 games.

“I’m sure the media will be talking abut ’05 again”, says Farah.

It was the forwards that led the charge with both Gareth Ellis and monster forward Andrew Fifita both bagging two tries in the Tigers romp.

Perhaps the most surprising statistic however was Marshall kicking seven from seven following his previous poor showings with the boot.

Penrith who were disappointing,  have now lost 5 of their last 6 games, and are in danger of missing out on a home final.

“I felt for the first time this year we came second by a long way in the area of attitude,” Panthers coach Matt Elliott said.

By ricky

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