Round 5 opened with a classic local derby, while the Warriors picked up their first win and the Knights remain unbeaten. All that and more in this week’s Jersey Flegg wrap.
Cronulla 13 drew with St George Illawarra 13
It was a local derby to remember on Friday night with the Sharks and Dragons finishing level after 70 minutes. The scores were locked at 6-all at half time and then again at 12-all with under five minutes to play. A 66th minute Braydon Trindall field goal gave the Sharks’ a one-point lead before Dragons’ halfback Jackson Willis slotted a field goal of his own with the seconds to play to tie the game.
Mounties 32 def. Penrith 10
A strong second half display gave Mounties a big upset victory over the previously undefeated Panthers. Trailing 10-6 at the break, Mounties scored 26 unanswered second half points, running in five tries to five different try scorers. The win moves Mounties into third place, one spot ahead of Penrith.
Warriors 26 def. Wests Tigers 10
The Warriors picked up their first win of the season thanks to a dominant first half over the Tigers. The Warriors lead 20-0, scoring four first half tries, with two to hooker Lewis Sio. Centre Tom Ale completed his own double in the second half, giving his side a 26-0, with the winless Tigers adding two late consolation tries.
Sydney Roosters 36 def. Canterbury 24
The Roosters made it three straight wins with a 12-point win over Canterbury in Belmore. The tricolours lead 24-6 at half time, with winger Tyrell Neiufi crossing for two tries. The Roosters pushed their lead to 24 points in the second half before the Bulldogs added some respectability to the scoreline with two late tries.
Newcastle 36 def. North Sydney 14
The Knights continued their Jersey Flegg dominance with a 22-point victory over North Sydney on Saturday afternoon. The ladder leaders trailed early but fought back to lead 12-8 at half time. They then ran away with it in the second half, piling on five tries to five different try scorers.
Parramatta 22 def. Manly 14
The Eels handed Manly their fifth straight loss of the season thanks to a 22-14 win in Cabramatta. Off season recruit Jaeman Salmon made his first appearance of the season, starting at five-eighth and scoring one of the Eels’ four tries. The win moved Parramatta into fifth spot while Manly remain rooted to the bottom of the ladder.
|Top try scorers||Top point scorers|
|4 Josh Cook (Bears)||56 Kurtis Dark (Knights)|
|4 Matt Cooper (Knights)||42 Dylan Brown (Eels)|
|4 Josh Curran (Roosters)||40 Sean O’Sullivan (Roosters)|
|4 Beau Fermor (Knights)||37 Jackson Willis (Dragons)|
|4 Shannon Harris (Panthers)||26 Brendan O’Hagan (Mounties)|
|4 Tex Hoy (Knights)||24 Eiden Ackland (Warriors)|
|4 Kayal Iro (Warriors)||23 Isaac Thompson (Panthers)|
|4 Justin Jones (Panthers)||23 Braydon Trindall (Sharks)|
|4 Hayden Loughrey (Knights)||20 Brandon Wakeham (Bulldogs)|
|4 Isaac Lumelume (Sharks)||16 Josh Cook (Bears)|