A field goal by Mitchell Pearce grabbed a 25-24 victory for Sydney Roosters today in golden-point time against Melbourne Storm at Adelaide Oval.
The Storm were missing four State of Origin stars – Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers – and led for almost all the match, but the Roosters caught them in the end with a late Blake Ferguson try that was goaled from the touchline by Michael Gordon.
North Queensland Cowboys 14 Penrith Panthers 12
Cowboys: Tries – Jensen, Feldt; Goals – Lowe 3
Panthers: Tries – Harawira-Naera, Cleary; Goals: Cleary 2
Half-time: 0-6. Attendance: 17,876.
Canberra Raiders 20 Brisbane Broncos 30
Raiders: Tries – Wighton, Croker, Cotric, Leila; Goals – Croker 2
Broncos: Tries – Gillett 2, Oates, Glenn, Ofahengaue; Goals – Kahu 5
Half-time: 16-14. Attendance: 16,652.
Sydney Roosters 25 Melbourne Storm 24 (golden point)
Roosters: Tries – Aubusson, Mitchell, Tupou, Ferguson; Goals – Gordon 4; Field-goal Pearce
Storm: Tries – Addo-Carr 2, Croft, Vunivalu, Hughes; Goals – Munster 2
Half-time: 6-12. Attendance: 21,492
Full coverage of all the weekend’s NRL matches can be found in Monday’s issue of League Express