Jackson Hastings kicks miraculous field goal to secure Wests Tigers upset win over Parramatta
Jackson Hastings was the hero for the Wests Tigers against Parramatta, kicking a match-winning field goal in the final seconds to snatch a 21-20 win.
Hastings was part of a new-look spine fielded by besieged coach Michael Maguire and had a hand in everything the Tigers did right, on his return from suspension.
With the game locked up at 20-20 with less than 30 seconds to go, the Great Britain international banged a field goal over from 40 metres out to claim an upset win for the Tigers in front 28,336 fans at Commbank Stadium.
Hastings was deployed as the halfback and Luke Brooks was shifted to five-eighth in a move which yielded positive results.
Rather than it simply being a cosmetic change, Brooks played with greater freedom and set up two tries before shifting to hooker when Jake Simpkin was injured late in the clash.
The victory was the Tigers' first this season and first over the Eels since 2018 , with Maguire's men having to withstand early a relentless onslaught from Parramatta.
As soon as they went up the other end the Tigers cracked the Eels with Brooks sending a bullocking Luciano Leilua over in the 10th minute.
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