Last-ditch Raiders storm into NRL top-eight

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The Canberra Raiders are back in the NRL top-eight with one round remaining ahead of finals after pulling off a sensational comeback over the Warriors in Mackay.

A last-ditch try from Jordan Rapana sealed the 28-16 result, and another four-pointer just seconds later to Hudson Young was the dagger in the Warriors' gallant finals bid.

But Nathan Brown's men will be kicking themselves after letting a golden opportunity to keep their season alive when they went up 16-0 in a stunning first-half onslaught.

Raiders cough up three first-half tries to the Warriors. (Getty)

Having opened the scoring inside 40-seconds thanks to Sean O'Sullivan, the Warriors trebled down through Rocco Berry and Dallin Watene-Zelzniak.

But a try on the half-time siren to Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad would be their undoing as Canberra took a semblance of momentum into the break and never looked back to pile on 28 unanswered points.

Sebastian Kris would bag a double in the second period, and Rapana touched down in the dying stages of the match, the result was all but rescued for coach Ricky Stuart.

Raiders spark a comeback against Warriors. (Getty)

The win sees the Raiders jump the Sharks into the top-eight on the NRL live ladder. Cronulla will face the Broncos tomorrow evening.

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