Wests Tigers are through to the second week of the NYC finals after an unbelievable 26-22 win.


Wests Tigers opened the scoring in the sixth minute when winger Delouise Hoeter jumped high above his opposite number to claim a cross-field kick from halfback Luke Brooks.


Manaia Rudolph missed the conversion from close to the touch line, leaving the score at 4-0 in Wests Tigers' favour.


Hoeter was heavily involved in Wests Tigers' second try ten minutes later, offloading in the middle of the ground to give Matt Mulcahy the chance to draw the fullback and send NYC leading try-scorer Kurtis Rowe under the posts.


Rudolph converted to make it 10-0 in the 25th minute.


Kurtis Rowe was now sitting on 25 tries for the 2013 season, just four short of Jake Mullaney's all time record of 29.


Prop forward Nathan Brown had laid the platform early with a number of barnstorming charges. The aggressive youngster was playing with added confidence after a stint in NRL and was twice held up over the line.


Hoeter was on fire in the first quarter of the match and again burst straight through the middle of the Broncos defence. Kurtis Rowe was took up his usual position in support with only the fullback to beat, but Hoeter passed early, taking the chance away from Rowe.


Wests Tigers had the best of the running for the majority of the second half and got their reward in the 35th minute when Luke Brooks had an easy touch down after a Matt Mulcahy grubber was deflected.


Rudolph converted to see Wests Tigers lead 16-0 with five minutes remaining in the first half.


And they almost stretched their lead again just moments later when Mulcahy showed great pace to slice into the back field. Rowe should have had another try but this time put down the inside pass as they came to the stranded fullback.


That would leave the score as 16-0 in Wests Tigers' favour heading into the break.


The second half didn't start well for Wests Tigers with Broncos winger Tom Opacic diving to score in the left corner in the 44th minute. The Wests Tigers defence hadn't been hugely stretched until that point.


Duncan Paia'aua missed his conversion to leave the score at 16-4 to Wests Tigers.


Brisbane had most of the momentum in the opening ten minutes of the second half, but the Wests Tigers line wasn't breached again.


Wests Tigers earned themselves some attacking position, but couldn't capitalise.


Brisbane kept the pressure on and finally cracked the Wests Tigers line when centre Soape Palau was given a clear run to the line following some nice lead up work from his inside men.


Paia'aua converted to bring the score back to 16-10 with 20 minutes remaining in the elimination final.


Kurtis Rowe finally got his second try for the day running 90 metres to score after claiming a dangerous short kick from the Broncos near the touchline in the 68th minute.


Rudolph converted to stretch Wests Tigers' lead to 22-10.


That was a crucial score from Rowe with the Broncos piling the pressure on Wests Tigers.


The Broncos weren't finished there, putting the pressure back on the Wests Tigers when fullback Paul Byrnes rounded his opposite number Rowe to give Paia'aua the chance to bring the Broncos back within six point.


He duly converted to make the score 22-16 with 7 minutes on the clock.


The excitement levels went through the roof in the 75th minute, with the Broncos breaking down their left flank from inside their own half.


Hooker Jayden Berrell capitalised on the scrambling Wests Tigers defence to score next to the posts, with Paia'aua levelling the score up with three minutes on the clock.


Wests Tigers began to panic in the closing stage giving Brisbane three separate chances to seal the game.


Front rower Andy Fiagatusa had been brilliant in defence all day and made a last ditch tackle to deny Brisbane in the dying seconds.


That would bring up golden point after Wests Tigers had second half leads of 16-0 and 22-10.


Wests Tigers were awarded a penalty in the first half of extra time and used it to enter the Broncos 40 metre zone.


Luke Brooks had a chance to seal victory, but his shot at field goal went wide.


High drama ensued next when Wests Tigers gave away a penalty in front of the posts. It seemed like the season would be over, but a captain's challenge saw the video ref give reverse the strip call to award a knock on.


Wests Tigers turned the ball over to give the Broncos another chance and, unbelievably, another penalty in front of the posts was overturned after a captain's challenge.


That took the game to the second period of extra time and Wests Tigers didn't muck around, Salesi Funaki charging down the wing after nice set up play to score in the corner and win the game in spectacular circumstances.


Wests Tigers are through to the second week of the NYC finals with a 26-22 win.