3 Apr 2011

Golden point win for Gold Coast

7:12 am on 3 April 2011

Greg Bird kicked a golden-point field goal to pilot Gold Coast to an extraordinary 23-22 NRL rugby league win the Raiders in Canberra.

The Raiders led 22-16 with 40 seconds remaining, the Titans staring at their fourth loss from as many starts in 2011 before shocking blunders from veteran halfback Matt Orford and winger Blake Ferguson invited the visitors back into the contest.

Orford inexplicably knocked on from the scrum base before Gold Coast back-rower Anthony Laffranchi scored from the ensuing set of six.

Then Ferguson knocked on inside his own 10 metres in extra time to allow Bird to boot the winning field goal.

Parramatta also narrowly pipped North Queensland, 22-20 in Sydney.