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NRL Round 21 Highlights

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The Broncos were dealt a massive upset by the Bulldogs with a 36-22 win at the weekend.


In other news, the Tigers still have the finals in sight after a weekend win over the Knights, the final score 25-16, with Luke Brooks securing a late field goal.


The Rabbitohs have beaten the Storm to become the competition top team, with a spectacular 30-20 win. Sam Burgess and Adam Doueihi were star performers getting the Rabbitohs back on track, after the Storm’s 16-6 lead in the first half.


Whilst, the Parramatta Eels are moving away from the bottom ranking, winning 28-12 over the Gold Coast Titans.


The Sea Eagles have shaken the Shark’s top four hopes with a 33-32 point win. Captain Daly Cherry-Evans took advantage of the extra time landing two points with a field goal.


The Panthers have made their return to the competition winning against the Raiders, 40-31. It wasn’t an easy win for the Panthers, at half time being 14 points down and 12 points down during the second half. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Josh Mansour scored tries in the space of three minutes helping to secure the Panthers position. It was also the efforts of Sam Williams, landing in the 67th minute, a field goal and captain, James Maloney, sealing the win in the 78th minute with three linebreak assists and two try assists.


The Dragons were defeated against the Warriors 18-12. This is the first win for the Warriors in Wollongong since 1996.


Finally, the Roosters won gloriously against the Cowboys at the weekend to make it their fourth in a row win. The final result was 26-20.



Top Performing Players – Weekly Wrap Up

    Gareth Widdop - Dragons
    Points: 191
    Jason Taumalolo - Cowboys
    Post Contact Metres: 1,462
    Cameron McInnes - Dragons
    All Receipts: 2,196
    Anthony Milford - Broncos
    Kick Metres: 6,766
    Jake Friend - Roosters
    Tackles: 877
    Blake Ferguson - Roosters
    Run Metres: 3,941
    Boyd Cordner - Roosters 
    Ineffective Tackles: 42
    Michael Gordon – Titans
    Player in Support: 554

    James Fisher-Harris – Panthers
    Decoy Runs: 195


Upcoming Games: Round 22

Thursday, August 9th
Cowboys v Broncos (1300Smiles Stadium)

Friday, August 10th
Warriors v Knights (Mt Smart Stadium)

Rabbitohs v Roosters (ANZ Stadium)

Saturday, August 11th
Titans v Panthers (Cbus Super Stadium)

Sea Eagles v Bulldogs (McGrath Foundation Stadium)

Eels v Dragons (ANZ Stadium)


Sunday, August 12th
Raiders v West Tigers (GIO Stadium)

Storm v Sharks (AAMI Park)



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