What a sensational weekend of rep footy! Absolutely beautiful. Before that even though, there has been Round 15, and we haven’t had a risk to talk about that yet.
Everyone’s perfect tipping was ruined directly off the bat after the Thursday night sport. The Dragons blew a greatly surprised Bunnies team out of the water for a 32-12 victory down in Wollongong. Souths have been simply woeful, and the Red V lifted to make sure veteran Andrew McCullough celebrated his 300th sport in style.
In the primary Friday night time sport, Manly had been on top of things and leading the Cowboys 26-12 with seven mins to head. They have been at the manner to a sure victory – then KABOOM! A overdue try to my mate Reece Robson, right away followed by one to Connelly Lemuelu, then a 90m run a manner try and Valentine Holmes saw the Cowboys sneak domestic with a 28-26 win in the front a totally taken aback Brookvale crowd.
The second game saw the Storm head as much as Brisbane to take at the Broncos. The home side had been all over again with out Adam Reynolds and had named a very inexperienced halves mixture of Ezra Mam and Tyrone Roberts. Broncos put in a massive effort and went to the halftime break up sixteen-10, but the magnificence and enjoy of Cam Munster and Jahrome Hughes proved too true, with Melbourne securing a 32-20 victory.
The Sharks beat the Titans 18-10 on Saturday afternoon in an normal and at instances sloppy war in Coffs Harbour. In what many expected to be an easy win for Cronulla, the Shire boys made it tough for themselves making twice the range of mistakes and constantly inviting the Gold Coast lower back into the sport. But the Titans couldn’t capitalise on their opportunities and continue to be at the lowest of the ladder.
The Panthers loved an clean 40-6 thrashing of the Warriors within the second Saturday game. It was all one-manner site visitors, with the premiers taking an 18-zero lead into the sheds, then piling on every other 22 factors in the 2d half of. It wasn’t until the 75th minute that the Warriors were given on the board via Josh Curran, to make sure their final sport earlier than heading domestic didn’t finish with them on a duck egg.
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After very common video games, Super Saturday ultimately added an absolute cracker. The Eels bounced again from their surprise loss to the Bulldogs to beat the Roosters 26-sixteen. In one of the most interesting first halves of the year, which includes a try that went through about a thousand sets of fingers, Parramatta were firing on all cylinders and confirmed their fans they are an awful lot higher than what they produced towards Canterbury. Joey Manu and Joseph Suaalii have been standouts for the tricolours, but the rest of the aspect had been way off the tempo, and the loss saw them slip out of the top eight.
I became devastated over this next game. The suggest Raiders scored a closing-minute attempt for a 20-18 victory in opposition to my negative defenceless Knights. After trailing 14-zero, Newcastle clawed their manner back to lead 18-14 with the clock ticking down. But with moments to spare, Hudson Young installed a kick which he regathered to attain and tie the sport. Jamal Fogerty added the extras and the Raiders gained via . Good win AJ.
In the remaining in shape of the spherical, the Dogs made it again-to-again wins for the first time considering that 2019, after a 36-12 trouncing of the Tigers. Matt Burton changed into another time exceptional for Canterbury and earnt himself an Origin debut, and Jake Averillo is still loving his time at fullback. The negative Tigers have been another time out of their depth. On a effective word, they welcomed back Adam Douehi for his first recreation of the season, on the flipside they misplaced Alex Twal for the remainder of the yr after a sickening head knock that noticed him come off the sector via the medicab.
AJ, Paul, and you legends out there inside the Crowd tipped a strong 7/8, Mary and Mike each tipped 6/eight and I were given five/8. AJ is still out in front ordinary on eighty five with Paul currently sitting in second spot on eighty two. The Crowd is coming 1/3 on eighty one, Mary is in fourth on eighty, with Mike in fifth on seventy two. And who might have concept, I’m nonetheless closing on 70.
Ok, onto round 16, the very critical Beanies for Brain Cancer Round.
The Storm travel to Brookvale tonight to take on a Manly at 8pm. The home aspect might be wanting to make up for their overdue loss to the Cowboys, and determined to get back into finals rivalry. Turbo and DCE were named for the Sea Eagles to back up from Origin, with Cam Munster and Harry Grant also picked to play for Melbourne but both have huge question marks over them. Munster looks as if he is being held together through sticky tape. Felise Kaufusi is out for family reasons, Ryan Papenhuyzen is anticipated to make his go back, and all worldwide representatives from both facets besides Manly’s Josh Aloiai are named to play.
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In the first Friday night time recreation at 6pm, the Knights host the Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium within the hotly contested ‘Which educate will get sacked subsequent’ war. Both sides are in quicksand and will be fighting tooth and nail for the win. Kalyn Ponga is out after suffering a concussion at some stage in Origin, but Dane Gagai has been named to play. Their Maroons teammate Tino Fa’asuamaleaui will returned up and lead the Titans, Moeaki Fotuaika has been named after playing for Tonga on Saturday, and David Fifita is about to make his return from the bench.
Then we head out to Bluebet Stadium to peer the Panthers take on the Roosters at 7.55pm. Penrith are in cruise manage at the pinnacle of the ladder, while the tricolurs are another facet combating to get lower back into the top eight. The Panthers have about a thousand players backing up from Origin and test duty, with the Roosters having about 400. Luke Keary remains out with concussion, so Sam Walker will play at halfback. With all of the huge names backing up for each aspects, this in shape may be a close one or boring.
Super Saturday kicks off at 3pm with the Dogs and the Sharks playing at Commbank Stadium. Burton is backing up from Origin for Canterbury, together with Talakai and Hynes for Cronulla. Mulitalo has also been named after representing New Zealand. Earlier this season we would have said the Sharks might spoil the Doggies – but after the past month’s efforts from both sides, will the Blue and White navy make it three wins in a row?
The neighborhood derby between the Cowboys and the Broncos is always a brilliant sport, and this one ought to be no unique. Kicking off at 5.30pm up in Townsville, the Cowboys can be looking to keep their triumphing momentum going, whilst the Broncos will be hoping to jump into the top 4. Tongan Taumalolo will again up from check duty, together with Queenslander’s Holmes, Taulagi and Nanai. Blues enforcer Hass has been named for Brisbane in spite of wearing an damage, along with the Maroons three C’s -, Carrigan, Capewell and Cobbo. Staggs and Palasai also are backing up after test obligation, but the most important inclusion is halfback and captain Adam Reynolds.
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Another guy making a comeback from damage is Latrell Mitchell. He might be jumping straight into the number one jersey for the Bunnies in their suit towards the Eels at Accor Stadium at 7.35pm. His teammates Cook, Murray and Arrow have all been given the inexperienced light after Origin, identical with Junior Paulo for the Eels. Dylan Brown, Marata Niukore, Waqa Blake and Maika Sivo all gambling after their check fits. Souths can be hoping to shake off their loss to the Dragons, and the Eels will be looking to duplicate their efforts in opposition to the Roosters. This should be a terrific one.
Let’s Gone Warriors! An emotional homecoming over years in the making, we in the end head lower back to New Zealand on Sunday to see the Warriors host the Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium at 2pm. They will be trying to supply their enthusiasts plenty to cheer approximately with a far-wished win, while the Tigers will also be determined for the 2 factors. Euan Aitken returns from damage, with Jazz Tevaga, Addin Fonua-Blake and Bunty Afoa all backing up from test obligations. David Nofolauma might be hoping to play as well for the Tigers as he did for Samoa, and Adam Douehi were given via his first suit returned unscathed to play once more from the bench. James Roberts will play his first game since round six, getting back from successful again surgical procedure. Being domestic and having their fanatics round them need to deliver the Warriors to a win. Should.
And then to finish off the spherical we make our manner right down to Wollongong to look the Dragons host the Raiders at 4pm. Both sides are coming off spherical 15 wins, and the Dragons might be looking to preserve onto their eighth spot. Ben Hunt has been named for the Red V no matter maintaining an damage at some stage in Origin, with Big Papa additionally named to again up for Canberra. Joseph Tapine and Jordan Rapana are set to play after representing their nations, and Jack Wighton will go back after suffering with Covid.