Souths win it late

South Sydney Rabbitohs came from 14-6 down at half-time to win 20-16 with two late tries sinking Canterbury Bulldogs. The Bulldogs got off to the perfect start when a Jeremy Marshall-King kick to the corner was batted back by Brett Morris into brother Josh’s arms. After a second try to Josh Morris building the Bulldogs’ lead up to 12 with…

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Penrith win big in Townsville

Penrith Panthers won for the first time since 2009 in Townsville with a big 33-14 victory over North Queensland Cowboys. Penrith got off to a good start through a James Maloney penalty goal and then kept out the Cowboys after conceding four straight penalties. When they finally got a penalty of their own, that gave them the position for Maloney…

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Roosters ease to win over Knights

Despite falling behind early when Luke Keary found Latrell Mitchell, with the rain pouring down, Newcastle created chances when Kalyn Ponga broke up the middle only to throw the ball to ground with Lachlan Fitzgibbon looming. Tautau Moga also broke, this time down the left, but threw the ball into touch. They were made to pay when a Cooper Cronk…

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Widdop inspires Dragons rout

St George Illawarra cemented their position at the top of the NRL after a Gareth Widdop-inspired 54-8 rout over Gold Coast Titans. The game couldn’t have started worse for the Titans when Kane Elgey dropped the ball from kick-off. From the position, Matt Dufty ran straight through the Gold Coast defence. With an eight-point deficit, the Titans got back level…

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Isaako wins golden-point thriller for Brisbane

Jamayne Isaako scored all nine points as Brisbane edged Wests Tigers in a golden point thriller 9-7. The win meant for the first time in Brisbane’s history they had won a game without scoring a try. Both sides exchanged penalty goals, Isaako for Brisbane with Esan Marsters replying for Wests,  in a first half that saw plenty of aggressive defending…

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Melbourne return to winning ways over the Cowboys

Melbourne Storm got over the disappointment of their defeat to Wests Tigers last week to comfortably despatch North Queensland Cowboys 30-14. After both sides traded penalty goals early, Melbourne scored the first try through Joe Stimson who hit and spin off the back of a combination between Cameron Smith and Billy Slater. Just as Melbourne were threatening to pull away as…

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Whitehead at the double but the Knights prevail

Newcastle Knights came from behind to earn their second win of the season despite two tries from England international Elliot Whitehead. The match was the first home game for Canberra since their former player Kato Ottio passed away so tributes to the Papua New Guinean star were paid before the game began. When it did begin, Newcastle were quickest out…

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Sea Eagles win in nine-try rout

Manly Sea Eagles bounced back from the disappointment of their opening round loss on golden point to Newcastle Knights to inflict a heavy 54-0 defeat on Parramatta Eels. First half tries from Daly Cherry-Evans, Apisai Koroisau, Addin Fonua-Blake, Curits Sironen and a first NRL try for Lachlan Croker had the Sea Eagles in a comfortable position at the break. At…

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