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It was on this day, September 24, in 2005 that Wests Tigers produced one of rugby league's greatest ever finals upsets as they beat the St. George-Illawarra Dragons 20-12 in their Preliminary Final — booking their place in the 2005 Grand Final.

With a try to Dene Halatau in both halves, Wests Tigers led from start to finish, and produced a resilient effort in the second half to hold out the high-flying Dragons.

Watch all the highlights and magic moments from that special victory in the video above.

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2005 Preliminary Final — Saturday, September 24

Venue: Sydney Football Stadium

Referee: Tim Mander

Crowd: 41,260

FINAL SCORE — Wests Tigers 20 (Halatau 2, Heighington, Marshall tries; Hodgson 2/4 goals) def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 12 (Barrett, Naiqama tries; Ennis 2/2 goals)


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