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NRL Round 23 Highlights

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There’s a new ladder leader again this week, with Storm knocking the Roosters out of the top spot with their 20-4 win against the Eels. Despite winning by a comfortable margin, it wasn’t an easy match for Melbourne, losing three key players mid-match to injury, and left with no reserves on their bench at one point.


After losing five of their last six, the Dragons have now moved up to 4th spot after defeating Wests Tigers 20-10. The loss effectively brings the Tigers’ season to an end, now four points outside the eight with just two games remaining.


Newcastle have broken their three-game losing streak after defeating Penrith 20-12. It wasn’t a strong performance from the Panthers, and while they’ve managed comebacks in their last few matches, they couldn’t hold on against the Knights. The Panthers have now fallen out of the top four, while the Knights remain in 11th.

Top Performing Players – Weekly Wrap Up

Gareth Widdop – Dragons
Goals: 87


Valentine Holmes – Sharks
Linebreaks: 21


Johnathan Thurston – Cowboys
Linebreak Assists: 20


Cooper Cronk – Roosters
All Kicks: 260


James Maloney – Panthers
Missed Tackles: 144


Blake Ferguson – Roosters
Run Metres: 4,345


Andrew Fifita – Sharks
Penalties: 31


Michael Gordon – Titans
Player in Support: 554

James Fisher-Harris – Panthers
Decoy Runs: 205

Upcoming Games: Round 24

Thursday, August 23rd
Wests Tigers v Sea Eagles (Campbelltown Stadium)

Friday, August 24th

Warriors v Panthers (Mt Smart Stadium)

Cowboys v Eels (1300SMILES Stadium)

Saturday, August 25th
Raiders v Rabbitohs (GIO Stadium)

Titans v Storm (Cbus Super Stadium)

Roosters v Broncos (Allianz Stadium)

Sunday, August 26th

Sharks v Knights (Southern Cross Group Stadium)

Dragons v Bulldogs (Jubilee Oval)



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