By Stephen Gallagher
Bulldogs 18 Panthers 16
It was a debut that dreams are made of for Kerrod Holland. The youngster had the chance to give the Bulldogs the win after a Moses Mybe try 40 seconds from time levelled up the scores.
The conversion, fifteen metres from the left hand sideline sailed right over the blackdot to sink the Panthers who earlier in the match had a 16-6 lead.
Penrith, wearing their chocolate soldier jerseys celebrating 50 years of the club played a well, but it was a lack of legs at the end that cost them the win, as they move winless through two.
Broncos 25 Warriors 10
The juggernaut that is the Broncos are yet to have an outstanding performance, but they grinded away to get a fifteen point win over the Warriors.
The first half was an ultimate tussle where the Broncos lead early, but mistakes lead to the Warriors being put back in to the game.
Trailing by 2 at half time, New Zealand were well and truly in it – but their lack of execution and a couple of injuries meant they fell short as time went closer to 80 minutes.
Raiders 21 Roosters 20
Despite losing both of their first choice halves to injury after week one – it ain’t nothing but a thing for the Green Machine who went 2 from 2 after a 77th minute field goal from Sam Williams meant they scraped past the chooks.
This game was a goodie – evenly split throughout the entire match and the one point result showed just how close this match was. The Raiders are really looking strong. The Roosters unlucky, as their half time lead was not enough.
Rabbitohs 48 Knights 6
Well what else can you say about this game other than the Rabbitohs were excellent, and the Knights were an embarrassment. It was like a senior grade taking on an age grade side. Light years between the two clubs.
The Rabbitohs set a new record. The previous highest score by a club over the first two weeks was 82. They’ve put on 90 across the first two with no let-up in sight.
Their back five are in rampaging form and the Rabbitohs will be taking scalps whenever they can.
Eels 20 Cowboys 16
Well not many would have picked this. Perhaps Foran is their saviour? The reigning premiers had hands like feet and made too many mistakes as the home side came up trumps and got a victory which they earnt.
Parramatta were competitive in every area, and their forwards ended up running over the North Queenslanders. A great game to get your first win this season.
Sharks 30 Dragons 2
After this game, the Dragons were lucky they even got two on the board.
The Sharkies were emphatic from the first whistle. They had the upper hand when it came to James Maloney and Chad Townsend running the show excellently from the first whistle.
The Dragons were out muscled all over the field, and it was a disappointing performance by all seventeen Red V players.
Cronulla looking very strong despite the loss of Paul Gallen.
Storm 34 Titans 16
From an early fourth minute try – you kinda knew the Storm were going to get this one.
The Titans did lead for a fraction of time, but when any team scores 28 unanswered points they will win no matter what.
The Storm did well without Billy Slater – who will be going back under the knife with a troublesome shoulder injury. Don’t be surprised if a retirement announcement comes this season from Billy boy.
Watching the Storm run riot is a thing of rugby league beauty.
Wests Tigers 36 Sea Eagles 22
It was a James Teddy Tedesco hat-trick that saw the Tigers run riot at Leichhardt Oval.
The Sea Eagles did stage a slight comeback, levelling the scores just after half time – but the style of footy the Tigers are playing is seriously impressive.
They are backing each other up, running the ball with confidence and scoring some great tries.
The Sea Eagles are looking way off the ballgame.
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