The family heartbreak behind To'o's celebration

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Panthers prima Brian To'o has revealed his effort solemnisation during Penrith's triumph implicit the Tigers contiguous was a tribute to his precocious nephew.

To'o contiguous was backmost to his accustomed destructive best, playing successful his archetypal crippled successful implicit a period aft being sidelined with an ankle injury.

The superstar Blues winger for the 15th clip this play amassed much than 200 run-metres and came up with a effort arsenic the Panthers edged person to claiming back-to-back insignificant premierships with 1 circular remaining.

Moments aft crossing for a effort during the 2nd half, To'o showcased his rock-the-baby solemnisation and blew retired a buss arsenic portion of a tribute to his younger nephew who passed distant recently.

"It feels bully to beryllium backmost with the boys, my lungs are pumping astatine the moment," To'o told Wide World of Sports' The Final Whistle.

"[The effort celebration] was dedicated to my small nephew, who precocious passed away.

"He was named aft me, 'Bizza', that was decidedly for my boy."

Brian To'o of the Panthers celebrates aft scoring a effort (Getty)

The triumph for Penrith locks up a top-two spot connected the ladder, and if they're victorious adjacent play and the Storm spell down to the Sharks, the Panthers volition decorativeness the play connected top.

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