Rayden Burns

Newcastle Knights 20 – 0 Manly Sea Eagles
Newcastle became the first side to hold a team to zero this season with a 20-point win over Manly.

Newcastle 20 (T Lemalama 2, C Jenkins, K Wainohu-Kemp tries; K Mapapalangi 2 goals) def. Manly 0 at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Stat sheet
Newcastle: Jaron Purcell – 32 tackles; Krystian Mapapalangi – 137 run metres
Manly: Jamie Humphreys – 39 tackles; James Uesele – 116 run metres

Debuts: Travhon Lemalama, Harry Fraser (Newcastle)


Canberra Raiders 40 – 30 Victoria Thunderbolts
Canberra’s two late tries sealed victory in a 70-point shootout against the Thunderbolts in Wagga Wagga.

Canberra 40 (R Burns 2, T Casey 2, S Moala, S Numambo, J Smith, K Williams tries; M Spencer 3, S Moala goals) def. Victoria 30 (R Tooala 2, L Cokanauto, C Geyer, A Gudgeon, J Nauma tries; J Pezet 3 goals) at McDonalds Park.

Stat sheet
Canberra: Kaden Williams – 23 tackles; Temple Beauchamp – 180 run metres; Rayden Burns – 2 line breaks
Victoria: Cole Geyer – 23 tackles; Sualavui Faalogo – 200 run metres; Ron Tooala – 2 line breaks

Debuts: Joshua Pokoney, Stanley Iongi (Canberra), Tristan Kini (Victoria)


Sydney Roosters 36 – 14 Parramatta Eels
The Roosters bounced back from last round’s disappointing loss with a big win over Parramatta.

Sydney 36 (E King 2, V Tamati 2, J Mossman, J Preston tries; R Volkman 4, J Mossman, H Savala goals) def. Parramatta 14 (C Guymer, J Skinner, N Wrathall tries; J Chappell goal) at Kellyville Park.

Stat sheet
Sydney: Jacob Preston – 24 tackles; Ethan King – 155 run metres; Vaiala Tamati –  3 line breaks
Parramatta: Ryan Jones – 32 tackles, 146 run metres; Turoa Williams – 2 line breaks

Debuts: Phoenix Steinwede (Sydney), Riley Lack (Parramatta)


Cronulla Sharks 38 – 4 Wests Tigers
After going down 4-0 early, the Sharks put the Tigers to the sword, scoring 38 unanswered points.

Cronulla 38 (T Rodwell 2, T Crossle, T Petersen, S Stonestreet, M Waitere, T Wilton tries; R Rivett 5 goals) def. Wests Tigers 4 (T Peni try) at PointsBet Stadium.

Stat sheet
Cronulla: Jack Martin – 35 tackles; Thomas Rodwell – 207 run metres, 2 line breaks
Wests Tigers: James Valevatu – 27 tackles; Fonua Pole – 166 run metres

Debuts: Kane Ball (Cronulla), Michael Tannous (Wests Tigers)


Canterbury Bulldogs 32 – 28 Penrith Panthers
Canterbury snapped their two-game losing run with a high scoring win over Penrith.

Canterbury 32 (D Gabrael 2, L Borg, E Clark, C Fuatimau, S Torrens tries; E Clark 4 goals) def. Penrith 28 (W Fakatoumafi, I Iongi, A Listati, N Puru, D Sykes tries; N Puru 4 goals) at Belmore Sports Ground.

Stat sheet
Canterbury: Ediq Ambrosyev – 27 tackles; Josh Kalati – 165 run metres
Penrith: Hohepa Puru – 37 tackles; Isaiah Iongi – 149 run metres

Debuts: Creedence Toia*, Danny Gabrael (Canterbury)

*Previously played Hastings Deering Colts


The South Sydney-St George Illawarra fixture, which was scheduled to be played at Accor Stadium, was postponed until May due to heavy rain in Sydney leading up to the game.

Round 5 Highlights: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2022/04/11/jersey-flegg-cup-highlights-round-five/

Click HERE for the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder

Top Try Scorers Top Point Scorers
6 Cameron Brown (Manly) 56 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)
6 Jack Mossman (Sydney) 40 Jonah Pezet (Victoria)
6 Jacob Preston (Sydney) 32 Mitchell Spencer (Canberra)
5 Thomas Casey (Canberra) 30 Ronald Volkman (Sydney)
5 Kade Dykes (Cronulla) 26 Donovan Boney (Manly)
5 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith) 26 Jack Mossman (Sydney)
5 Samuel Kanaan (Canterbury) 24 Cameron Brown (Manly)
5 Ethan King (Roosters) 24 Corey Fenning (Parramatta)
4 Josh Billing (Canberra) 24 Sam Hooper (St George Illawarra)
4 Tiraa Ua (Victoria) 24 Connor Mason (Penrith)

Round 6
Friday, April 15
Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers
Saturday, April 16
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Cronulla Sharks
Canterbury Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights
Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders
Victoria Thunderbolts v Penrith Panthers
Sunday, April 17
St George Illawarra Dragons v Manly Sea Eagles

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