Sharks win in the capital

Cronulla Sharks came from behind to beat Canberra Raiders 24-16 at GIO Stadium. Canberra took an early lead. Valentine Holmes left a grubber kick but the ball didn’t travel dead allowing Nick Cotric to score. Holmes made up for his error when he ran 80 metres off a kick chase to level the scores. After Cronulla took two points through Townsend,…

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Souths topple Dragons

South Sydney Rabbitohs beat top-of-the-table St George Illawarra Dragons 24-10 to lay down a marker as potential champions. Souths started well after a Nene MacDonald error allowed Hymel Hunt to go in at the corner after quick hands. They were in again five minutes later. Angus Crichton was fed expertly by Adam Reynolds. After consistently turning the Dragons away from…

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Bulldogs wear down the Eels

Canterbury Bulldogs earned their third win of the season with a 20-12 win over Parramatta Eels. After Moses Mbye opened the scoring with a penalty, he found Josh Morris on the left. Josh found his brother Brett on his outside who slid over the stripe. But the Eels responded when a late offload from Brad Takairangi let Bevan French loose. He…

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Panthers march past the Knights

Penrith Panthers continued their fast start to the season with a 29-18 victory over Newcastle Knights. Reagan Campbell-Gillard opened the scoring off the back of a Kalyn Ponga error. The New South Wales hopeful battered his way up the middle before stretching out. The Panthers were dominating possession. Tyrone Peachey was next to score when he stepped off his right…

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Wests make poor Cowboys pay

Wests Tigers got back to winning ways as they ran out 20-12 winners over North Queensland Cowboys at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers earned the opening try when a Michael Morgan kick was batted back by Kyle Feldt into the arms of Luke Brooks. The halfback streaked away for a 90-metre try. Brooks turned provider soon after. He produced a great…

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Roosters hold on to beat Manly

Sydney Roosters held on to defeat Manly Sea Eagles 22-20 after a poor conversion attempt from Daly Cherry-Evans in the opening minutes proved costly. Manly started fast and rewarded when Addin Fonua-Blake shrugged off James Tedesco with ease to score. Cherry-Evans looked to have an easy conversion attempt from right in front. But the halfback missed to the left. Akuila…

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St George beat the champions Melbourne

St George Illawarra Dragons beat Melbourne Storm 34-14 to maintain their position at the top of the NRL ladder. The Dragons were the stronger side early on. After a Gareth Widdop penalty had given them the lead, Euan Aitken went in for the first try after good work from Cameron McIness and Ben Hunt. A set later, Will Chambers intercepted…

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