By Stephen Gallagher
Titans 32 Dragons 12
The Titans made light work of the Dragons to leapfrog them and put themselves in to the top eight.
Two tries in the first eight minutes led the way for the Gold Coast as their attack made rugby league look easy.
Many of the Dragons players failed to turn up – and another year of inconsistencies may pay the price.
The Titans continued their try scoring dominance in to the second half as the Red V fell off tackles constantly.
If the Titans keep that up we will see them in the finals this season.
Sea Eagles 15 Warriors 14
Another trip to Perth, another disappointing result for the Warriors.
Winless out West, they should probably just never play there again.
Two early Manly tries made the Warriors look poor.
Bunty Afoa, in only his second NRL game bagged a first half double and led the Warriors right back in the match. The Sea Eagles led 14-12 at the break.
The second half was all Warriors. They shut Manly out but could not convert their multiple chances. Many teams would have.
An Issac Luke penalty sent it to golden point.
The clutch boot of DCE won it, no surprises there.
Here is a good stat. Manly played in the first ever Golden Point game (which they won) and this was the 100th (which they won).
Broncos 30 Rabbitohs 10
Six straight losses for South Sydney sums up a super poor season for them.
The Broncos were never in doubt, as they make their post origin charge to the top four.
It was one way traffic all night, as the closest South Sydney got was the second try of the match to even it up.
Brisbanes team performance heavily outweighed the few individuals trying to lift the Bunnies and ultimately that was it.
Souths need to shed plenty of deadweight post-season.
Storm 20 Knights 16
Not a flattering game of rugby league, but another loss for the Knights cements their place on the bottom of the ladder.
The mountain of possession and territory meant nothing to them, as the Storm streaked 90 metres against the run of play to open the scoring.
Newcastle lead briefly, but Melbourne made the most of their attack and lead at half time.
You have to commend Newcastle’s commitment for pushing the Storm all the way – but that won’t get you a win.
The Storm stay second on the ladder.
Panthers 22 Eels 18
One of the best matches this season.
It started with a bang. The Eels were incredible from the get go.
Their lines were slick, speed was unstoppable and their defence was intense.
They soon led 14-0 and the Panthers had absolutely zero answers.
The home side finally built up some pressure and cracked the line, but Parra hit back not long after with a 18-6 scoreline at the break.
Parramatta did not come out of the sheds at half time.
An onslaught of awesome by the Panthers saw them rack up three tries in 13 minutes and snatch the lead.
The last 20 minutes was a mammoth arm wrestle.
Both sides made crucial defensive reads, and battled all the way to the end.
Parramatta simply could not do any more – as the Panthers keep their season on track for a finals finish.
Sharks 32 Roosters 20
14 wins in a row with no sign of giving up.
The Roosters did start with a bang, scoring the first try with only a couple of minutes on the board, but a tri-colours error led to a Sharks try.
First half was full of intensity, both sides really took the ball to the line hard with some really well crafted tries by both sides.
It was the Sharks who took the half time lead by six, and they get pouring on the points from there.
The Roosters did manage to mount a comeback, and trailed only by 6 with 90 seconds left on the clock, but a juggled ball hit the ground and was swooped up by Feki who ran 95 metres to secure the victory.
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