Tempers explode as Tigers cause stunning boil-over

In one of the rarest sights so far this season, Tigers hooker Jacob Liddle has pounced on a loose ball and zoomed away for a 90-metre try untouched.

Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards retrieved the footy on the right edge 34 minutes into the game and tried to thread a grubber into the Tigers’ in-goal area, but the ball ended up in Liddle’s hands and the stocky rake took off.

Nine commentator Mat Thompson didn’t think Liddle had the pace to hold Penrith’s chasers off, but the unheralded No.9 proved him wrong to push the Tigers’ lead out to 10-0.

“Oh no! That wasn’t part of the plan,” Thomspon said as Liddle swooped on the footy and took off.

“Jacob Liddle – he won’t have the speed to get there. Has he got speed in support?”

Thompson’s tune then changed.

“Liddle might have the pace. He’s found an extra gear! What has happened? Jacob Liddle’s run away from them!”

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