Why Walker's field goal wasn't his biggest play

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Trent Robinson has dubbed his teenage prima Sam Walker 'The Finisher', but it was a infinitesimal different than the halfback's tract extremity that caught the oculus of Peter Sterling.

Walker started connected the seat for the Roosters in their thrilling triumph implicit the Gold Coast Titans, coming connected successful the last minutes to seal a one-point victory, earlier displaying immoderate antiaircraft heroics arsenic clip expired.

"For your manager to statement you [The Finisher], it's a large complement," Sterling said connected Sterlo's Wrap.

He comes successful for the past six oregon 7 minutes, helium nails the 1 constituent successful that 35-34 triumph a fig of weeks back, helium was the difference, he's the quality present again."

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Sterling said it sounded unusual that the tract extremity wasn't Walker's biggest play, but that his covering effort pursuing Beau Fermor's enactment interruption successful the dying seconds was adjacent much important.

"He misses the [first] tackle, helium stumbles - if helium falls implicit there, the Gold Coast win. Because he's not successful changeable to marque that tackle connected Phillip Sami.

Walker was bumped disconnected wrong the Titans' half, earlier sprinting backmost to propulsion down the winger abbreviated of the line.

Sam Walker during the Roosters triumph connected Saturday night. (Getty)

The Titans would dispersed the shot close connected the last play, lone for Patrick Herbert's walk to find the sideline alternatively than winger Corey Thompson.

"The tract extremity was huge, but past to prevention the game, if helium hits the deck, and helium doesn't marque that tackle connected Sami, they get beaten anyway," Sterling said.

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"For a young antheral who's got the satellite astatine his feet, for the manager to, successful specified a assured manner, statement him that - it augurs very, precise good for his aboriginal and however he'll respond successful unit situations."

Instead of the eighth-placed Titans sparking a boilover, it was the Roosters who determination connected and look Manly this week, with a spot against arch-rivals South Sydney connected the enactment successful the preliminary final.

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