Cronulla Sharks 24 def. Penrith Panthers 4
Cronulla recorded their first win since Round 15 with an impressive 20-point victory over Penrith. The Sharks, who led 14-4 at half time, ran in five tries to five different try scorers. Cronulla remain in first on the ladder, while the Panthers drop to fourth. Debutants: Tom Farr (Penrith).
Warriors 46 def. Manly Sea Eagles 6
The Warriors remain in the top eight after a dominant 40-point win over the bottom placed Sea Eagles. The Warriors scored eight tries, including a double to halfback Casey Smith, in what was their biggest win over the season so far. Debutants: Pepe-Jonah Palota-Kopa (Manly).
Wests Tigers 24 def. Canterbury Bulldogs 14
The Tigers kept their finals hopes alive and recorded their third straight win with an upset victory over the Bulldogs. After a tight first 40 minutes, the Tigers pushed away with two tries in five minutes to Zac Cini and Daniel Sykes. The Tigers now just sit one point behind eighth place, while the Bulldogs stay in fifth.
Parramatta Eels 28 def. Newcastle Knights 24
Parramatta won’t play finals in 2019 but are looking to finish the year strong as they defeated the Knights for their second straight win. The lead changed hands six times, in a tight but high scoring affair. The Eels led by eight late, the biggest lead of the game, and held the Knights to just one try in the final 10 minutes to record the win.
St George Illawarra Dragons 38 def. North Sydney Bears 16
St George Illawarra snapped a four-game losing streak and kept their top eight chances alive with a strong win over North Sydney. The Dragons scored seven tries, including doubles to Cody Ramsey and Tyran Wishart, and were largely untroubled. They sit in ninth spot, a point behind the Warriors.
Sydney Roosters 28 def. Canberra Raiders 16
The Roosters overcame a 10-point half time deficit to defeat the Raiders and remain in equal first place with Cronulla. In a true game of two halves, the Roosters scored 22 unanswered second half points to complete the comeback after trailing 16-6 at the break.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 64 def. Victoria Thunderbolts 6
South Sydney jumped into third place with a 58-point shellacking of Victoria at Central Coast Stadium. The Rabbitohs ran in 11 tries, including a hat trick to Tallis Angianga and doubles to Matthew French and Dean Hawkins.
|Top try scorers||Top point scorers|
|16 Charlie Staines (Panthers)||130 Jake Averillo (Bulldogs)|
|15 Josh Delailoa (Sharks)||112 Brendan Hands (Panthers)|
|13 Cody Ramsey (Dragons)||111 Toby Westcott (Raiders)|
|13 Harley Smith-Shields (Raiders)||105 Blair Grant (Dragons)|
|12 Frank Kuresa (Bulldogs)||98 Blake Taaffe (Rabbitohs)|
|11 Zac Cini (Tigers)||94 Jonaiah Lualua (Sharks)|
|11 Freddy Lussick (Roosters)||92 Bayden Searle (Knights)|
|11 Isaiah Tass (Bulldogs)||77 Lachlan Ilias (Rabbitohs)|
|11 Matthew Timoko (Raiders)||74 Connor Garrety (Bears)|
|10 Kane Allan (Rabbitohs)||74 Jock Madden (Tigers)|