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NRL Round 22 Highlights

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Round 22 has brought with it a new ladder leader, with the Sydney Roosters claiming the top spot from arch-rivals South Sydney after defeating them 18-14 on Friday night. The Rabbitohs fought hard to hold onto the top spot, but the Roosters claimed the win, with both teams suffering injuries.

 

It was an exciting win for the Wests Tigers this week, defeating the Raiders 22-20 and keeping their finals dreams alive. The Tigers have struggled against the Raiders recently, with their last four clashes resulting in defeats of 46 points or more. This weeks’ win means the Tigers are now just two points outside the eight, with games against the Dragons and Sea Eagles still to come.

 

It was a brutal week for the Dragons, with a shocking 40-4 loss to the Eels, falling out of the top four for the first time this year. It was the biggest win of the season for Parramatta though, which lifts them off the bottom of the ladder for the first time since March. Dragons captain Gareth Widdop suffered a shoulder injury, with staff needing to pop his shoulder back in, though he was unable to return to play.


Top Performing Players – Weekly Wrap Up

  1. SCORING
    Latrell Mitchell – Roosters
    Points: 196

  2. ATTACK
    Nick Cotric – Raiders
    Tackle Breaks: 137

  3. PASSING
    Martin Taupau – Sea Eagles
    Offloads: 64

  4. KICKING
    Anthony Milford – Broncos
    Kick Metres: 7,157

  5. DEFENCE
    Jake Friend – Roosters
    Tackles: 935

  6. RUNNING
    Blake Ferguson – Roosters
    All Runs: 423

  7. NEGATIVE PLAYS
    Ashley Taylor – Titans
    Errors: 35

  8. SUPPORT PLAY
    Michael Gordon – Titans
    Player in Support: 554

    James Fisher-Harris – Panthers
    Decoy Runs: 205

 

Upcoming Games: Round 23

Thursday, August 16th
Broncos v Rabbitohs (Suncorp Stadium)

Friday, August 17th

Sea Eagles v Titans (Lottoland)

Storm v Eels (AAMI Park)

Saturday, August 18th
Panthers v Knights (Panthers Stadium)

Wests Tigers v Dragons (Leichhardt Oval)

Sharks v Cowboys (Southern Cross Group Stadium)

 

Sunday, August 19th

Bulldogs v Warriors (ANZ Stadium)

Raiders v Roosters (GIO Stadium)

 

Check out how your team is ranking on the NRL ladder

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