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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Brisbane hold on for first win

Brisbane Broncos hung on to defeat North Queensland Cowboys 24-20 and earn their first win of the season after the post came to the Broncos’ rescue. With Scott Bolton charging towards the line to win the game with only a minute left, the prop forward slammed into the upright which forced the ball loose and killed off any chance of…

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Cronk scores in big Roosters win

Cooper Cronk scored his first try in Sydney Roosters colours as the Bondi Boys marched past Canterbury Bulldogs 30-12. Sydney almost had the perfect start when Latrell Mitchell streaked away after a Kieran Foran pass went to ground. The big centre linked up with Daniel Tupou but Tupou’s return pass to Mitchell was forward. Instead it was Luke Keary, on…

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