Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks says his side are heading in to Thursday's clash against South Sydney full of confidence after a stirring comeback win over the Sea Eagles in Round 17.
Trailing by more than two converted tries with just over 10 minutes remaining, Wests Tigers produced a rousing comeback to down the Sea Eagles in thrilling circumstances, with Brooks laying on the match-winning try for Adam Doueihi.
For the local junior, that win — and the attitude shown to fight back from defeat — has the side full of confidence about their chances to keep their finals hopes alive.
"It was just good to come away with a tough win," Brooks said.
"To win a game with only 30 percent possession or so is pretty unheard of so the boys are really happy that we managed to dig in and get the win.
"We were just desperate to get the win — we hadn't had a win in a while so that's all we wanted to do. We want to make sure we finish off the season well.
"We're still a chance at making the finals so we're trying to win every game."
Match: Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs
Round 18 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Level on points with the New Zealand Warriors, Wests Tigers enter Round 18 four points outside the top eight following Cronulla's heavy defeat to Newcastle.
With Wests Tigers playing in the first game of the round, that gap can be cut to just two with a win on Thursday with the Sharks set to face the Warriors on Sunday.
"With us winning and the Sharks losing it gives us a chance that we can still make it," Brooks said. "We've just got to keep winning.
"But that starts with Souths this week.
"They're in some good form themselves — they had a tough loss to Melbourne but that was a good game and they're playing some good footy.
"It's going to be another tough one this week but and we've just got to do what we need to do to get the win."