By Stephen Gallagher
Bulldogs 20 Sea Eagles 16
It was a loss that killed their season off.
They dominated the first twenty minutes did Manly, but out of three opportunities they could only convert once.
Brett Morris soon made them pay with two tries in five minutes and a half time lead.
It only took two minutes after the half for Manly to score out wide.
They traded another try each to leave it all tied up.
The Sea Eagles missed a penalty right on full time sending it to Golden Point.
A solo effort by Josh Reynolds was denied as he pushed DCE in the back – but with a minute left he got in after a terrible Tom Trbojevic error saw the Doggies half land the winning try.
Broncos 38 Eels 16
The Broncos put a performance together which has been in the waiting.
The Eels started the stronger of the two through a Bevan French peach, but the Broncos hit back not long after.
After trading tries once again, it was a Milford break which saw him streak down the field with only seconds remaining in the half as he grubbered to Oates to nab a double.
The second half blew up big time in Brissy as the Broncos finally unleashed.
They got on the front foot and thrashed their way over the line multiple times as they utterly dominated the Eels.
Hunt and Milford look to have confidence back again.
Titans 19 Tigers 18.
It was an intense match that went back and forth all evening long.
A strong opening passage from Wests led them to score a few good tries, but the Titans were quick to stamp their mark on the match.
The defining moment came in the second half, as Nene MacDonald gobbled up a loose carry to run 97 metres to give them an 8 point lead.
However the Tigers got some ball, got some territory and on the back of some slick moves, got themselves two remarkable tries.
Mitchell Moses failed to convert both, and missed a sitter penalty which would’ve won it for them.
The Titans had one last say – and it was Jarryd Hayne who kicked a blasting field goal to win it with only eight seconds left on the clock.
Rabbitohs 41 Warriors 22
A desperate South Sydney side showed up and absolutely pantsed the Warriors, practically ending their season.
The Warriors crossed first, but five converted tries and a field goal saw them carve up the Warriors who had no answer.
No matter how hard to Auckland-based side tried, they were shown up by a classy Rabbitohs team who have now had the Warriors number five matches in a row.
Dragons 32 Sharks 18
It was a red hot Red V that got the right result in this one.
The Sharks got the first points as Valentine Holmes got an easy intercept try under the bar.
The Dragons did look like things were different, as their attack led to a strong try out wide.
A few errors led to Cronulla leading 12-6 at the break.
The second half commenced and it was all the Dragons as they got one up against their neighbours.
Three tries in quick succession blew apart any chance of a Cronulla win.
It was a fluid performance all over the park, a rare showing this year for the Dragons, denting the hopes of Cronulla finishing Minor Premiers.
Panthers 42 Knights 6
The Panthers have pretty much cemented their top eight spot with their biggest win ever over the Knights.
Penrith were the first on the board, but it was an easy Brendan Elliott effort from the winger which saw the Knights take the lead.
A Cleary penalty on half time sent it locked up at the break.
What was to come was a 36 point onslaught which took Newcastle to another low.
Penrith were faster and better on attack than the Knights and it showed as they made light work of the home side.
Roosters 22 Cowboys 10
The Cowboys were first to score, and last to score. Everything else in between was all Sydney.
The Cowboys are spiraling out of control with a few woeful performances in a row.
The Roosters were gutsy on old timers day, as they went up the guts and delivered some killer blows out-wide.
The Roosters are showing what they couldn’t all season over the last few weeks. A good sign for the off season.
Raiders 22 Storm 8
The intention of the Raiders was shown straight from the kickoff, as the Green Machine scored through Joey Leilua in 47 seconds.
12 minutes later it was the Storm who turned pressure in to six points to even up the match.
A penalty goal each, and another Leulia lunge for the line turned the half time score in to a 14-8 lead.
The Storm’s failed to score any more points as the Raiders capitalised big time in the second half.
Their defensive effort was impressive beyond belief. They repelled everything the Storm threw at them in the second half.
Canberra have now knocked off the top two teams in two weeks and six wins in a row.
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