Home Timber and Hardware Hard Plays of the Month: September
The first three weeks of the 2015 NRL Finals Series have produced some incredible moments. Ahead of this Sunday's grand final, these are the Hard Plays of the Month for September, brought to you by Home Timber and Hardware.
The last time the Broncos and Cowboys met in the opening week of the finals, fans were treated to a superb exhibition of rugby league. The Broncos would go on to take out the contest over their eventual grand final opponents, sparked by a brilliant piece of work out of dummy-half from Kodi Nikorima who put Anthony Milford in to score.
Bird's the word
After bursting onto the scene in 2015, Jack Bird helped Cronulla to an elimination final win over last season's premiers the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Playing five-eighth this year, there's every chance the Dally M Rookie of the Year might find himself in the centres next season, and it was a great run out on the right flank against the Rabbitohs which propelled the Sharks into the second week of the finals series.
Evans' magic offload
After crossing for a contentious four-pointer moments earlier in the Roosters' semi-final win over the Bulldogs, there was no issue with Kane Evans' offload for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who raced away to score yet another try in his final year at the Tricolours.
JT can do no wrong
Is there anything Johnathan Thurston can't do? With the Cowboys well in control with less than 15 minutes remaining in their semi-final against the Sharks, Thurston decided to throw a pass between his legs, which evaded almost everyone except for Kyle Feldt, who pounced on the loose ball to score.
Brisbane's 'Big Three'
We've seen Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith combine for some phenomenal tries over the years, but the Broncos trio of Ben Hunt, Anthony Milford and Andrew McCullough have a few tricks of their own. The Brisbane dummy-half was the beneficiary of an outrageous chain of passes, crossing to heap plenty of pressure on the Roosters as Wayne Bennett's side would go on to book their place in the 2015 title decider.