By Stephen Gallagher
Roosters 38 Bulldogs 28
It was a game that was some serious scoring, and the Roosters being run down, just to blow the Bulldogs away at the end. One of the best games in awhile, with plenty of action. Probably most memorable for Kane Evans nailing Sam Kasiano with a shoulder charge… Some how, he avoided suspension but that’s just the NRL judiciary.
Wests Tigers 34 Storm 16
In their War Machine jerseys, the Tigers finally put in a performance they can be proud of, with arguably the biggest scalp in their season. The Storm just couldn’t fight back the Tigers attack, and James Tedesco led the way at the back, like he has all season. The Tigers move off the bottom of the table.
Sharks 18 Warriors 14
A second half feeding frenzy was the goods for Cronulla, out scoring the home side 18-4. The Warriors gave up within themselves, with their lack of belief costing them big time. The Sharks never looked out of the game, and two quick tries set them up for glory and a current spot in the eight, at the expense of the Warriors.
Cowboys 32 Raiders 24
Thor beat out Hulk in the long run, but it was a Marvel-like effort early on from the Canberra team. They shot out to an 18-4 half time lead, but a BJ Leilua mistake right before half time that let the Cowboys sneak in, and they were relentless from that moment on. The Raiders couldn’t contain the pace and skill the Cowboys put on.
Sea Eagles 44 Broncos 14
Holy balls, this was a blitzkrieg if I ever saw one. Manly Warringah blasted the front runners with an epic points show. A fit Manly side could make the finals. They’re going to wreck some opponents in the remaining 5 games. The Broncos needed a loss before the finals – but I don’t think they wanted it to be a 30 point smack.
Dragons 46 Knights 24
The Dragons were like Iron Man, as they were never out of the game. Their heroic second effort came in style, as Benji Marshall started and scored one of the greatest tries the NRL has seen in 2015. The Knights much like Peter Parker’s’ Uncle, were dead and buried. The Red V’s season is back on track.
Rabbitohs 20 Panthers 16
It was tit for tat for the majority of the game, but the Rabbitohs once again found a way to get a result. They were tough when it counted, and took the Panthers all the way just to break their hearts. Souths are starting to get some results, not flashy but getting results.
Titans 24 Eels 14
In one of the most average games of the season – it was the Titans who moved off the bottom of the table with a win. There was hardly anything to cheer about, and the lack of fans at CBUS Super Stadium showed that.
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