By Stephen Gallagher
Wests Tigers 34 Rabbitohs 6
The Wests Tigers finally stood up and delivered. The Rabbitohs were rubbish in all sense of the word, and they were dominated by Martin Taupau who fended his way through the defence.
James Tedesco was the stand out player for Wests – who had a hand in everything, and grows with every game. The Tigers fans were rewarded for a poor season thus far.
Roosters 25 Warriors 21
The Warriors love to lose in the most devastating way possible. They blew a 16 point lead in the second half, and the Roosters came home with a wet sail. The self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Auckland’ James Maloney orchestrated the comeback and made his former club pay for being slack.
The Warriors looked good in the first half, but crucial errors let them down. Again.
Titans 28 Bulldogs 14
The GC boys were great in the game of the round. They stood together, took on a dominant Bulldogs pack and won. Aidan Sezar took control as usual, and speedster James Roberts blew the game open with electric runs.
It was a game that had pretty much everything, highly enjoyable.
Eels 26 Storm 22
This win has come at a major cost for the Eels – who will lose four players, two of which are season ending (Peats and Pritchard). This game was scrappy for the most part, but the Eels overcame a strong Storm start to edge them with 4 minutes to go. Semi Radradra is the best player on this Eels team, and his worth ethic is second-to-none. The Storm youngsters looked good – put panicked when the pressure was on.
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