Wests Tigers kept their finals hopes alive on Friday night with a gritty 25-16 win over the Newcastle Knights in the club's headline performance for Round 21.
Ivan Cleary's side were seemingly on track to post a comfortable win over the Knights when Corey Thompson touched down with the score already at 22-4, but after being denied by the Bunker, the momentum turned and Newcastle roared back in to the contest with a flurry of late points.
A late field goal from Luke Brooks proved to be dagger blow Wests Tigers needed, though, with a penalty goal on the siren from Esan Marsters sounded giving the side their third win from their last four games.
Elsewhere, it was a disappointing afternoon on Sunday as the club's Jersey Flegg and Intrust Super Premiership side, Western Suburbs Magpies, both suffered heavy defeats to the Penrith Panthers.
Wests Tigers Physical Disability Rugby League team did ensure there would be more success for the club, however, with a 16-14 win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles to book their spot in the Grand Final.
They will face the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday, August 19.
2018 Extended Highlights: Rd.21, Knights vs. Wests Tigers
WESTS TIGERS RESULTS: ROUND 21
NRL — Wests Tigers 25 def. Newcastle Knights 16 at McDonald Jones Stadium
ISP — Penrith Panthers 38 def. Western Suburbs Magpies 10 at Panthers Stadium
JERSEY FLEGG — Penrith Panthers 28 def. Wests Tigers 8 at Panthers Stadium
RON MASSEY — Western Suburbs Magpies 28 def. Hills District Bulls 10 at Campbelltown Stadium
PDRL — Wests Tigers 16 def. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14 (Semi-Final)
WESTS TIGERS FIXTURES: ROUND 22
NRL — Canberra Raiders vs. Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium (Sun., August 12)
ISP — Mounties RLFC vs. Western Suburbs Magpies at GIO Stadium (Sun., August 12)
JERSEY FLEGG — Mounties RLFC vs. Wests Tigers at Seiffert Oval (Sat., August 11)
RON MASSEY — Cabramatta vs. Western Suburbs Magpies at New Era Stadium (Sat., August 11)