Cornish: I just had to back myself

It's every player's dream.

The siren has sounded, the penalty blown in your favour and you look up to the scoreboard to see you trail by just a point.

It's your time to shine. There's no hiding now, all eyes are on you.

Win or lose, there's only two outcomes.

So, what's going through your head?

"It was pretty nerve racking to be honest," says match-winner Tyler Cornish.

A simple assessment from a modest young man.

But what about the feeling after you saw it sail through the sticks?

"I was just happy we were able to get the win," says Cornish, again modestly.

After leading by 20 points at the half time break, you couldn't be blamed for thinking the Young Roosters were going to run away with it.

Doubles for superstars Nene Macdonald and Jack Goodsell before the break had the crowd waiting for the first hat-trick.

But a determined Canberra Raiders side had different ideas.

After clawing their way back into the match and taking the lead for the first time in the match in the 78th minute, it seemed the script had been written for a come from behind, on the road victory for the Raiders.

Cornish, however, had another script in hand.

And this one read a Roosters win.

"The message came down from the coaches box and they just asked me if I was confident I could kick it," Cornish said.

"I knew I just had to back myself."

"It was an awesome feeling. The boys were all stoked and just came from everywhere, jumping on top of me. It's just awesome."

Indeed it was Tyler.

Just awesome.


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