Gordon Chan Kum Tong (Photo: NRL Photos)

Newcastle Knights 12 – 0 Victoria Thunderbolts
Newcastle extended their winning streak to four with a low-scoring win over the Thunderbolts.

Newcastle 12 (M Henderson, H Neville tries; T Cant, M Henderson goals) def. Victoria 0 at St John Oval.

Stat sheet
Newcastle: Lachlan O’Brien – 44 tackles; Keanu Wainohu-Kemp – 178 run metres
Victoria: Alec MacDonald – 49 tackles, 144 run metres

Debuts: Ethan FergusonMitch HendersonPaul Bryan*, Max BradburyOryn Keeley (Newcastle), Alec MacDonald*, Aiden Connell (Victoria)
*Previously played Hastings Deering Colts

Penrith Panthers 36 – 16 Cronulla Sharks
The Panthers ran out 20-point winners over Cronulla, their third successive victory.

Penrith 36 (D Amituanai 2, W Fakatoumafi, I Iongi, Z Lipowicz, C Mason, H Puru tries; N Puru 4 goals) def. Cronulla 16 (J Samrani 2, T Petersen tries; R Rivett 2 goals) at St Marys Leagues Stadium.

Stat sheet
Penrith: Hohepa Puru – 26 tackles; Isaiah Iongi – 201 run metres; Daeon Amituanai – 2 line breaks
Cronulla: Blake Hosking – 34 tackles; Trentham Petersen – 141 run metres, 2 line breaks

Debuts: Douglas Levi (Cronulla)

Manly Sea Eagles 20 – 12 South Sydney Rabbitohs
Manly made it two wins on the trot with an eight-point victory over South Sydney.

Manly 20 (G Chan Kum Tong, I Mapu-Satiu, S Siasau tries; J Humphreys 4 goals) def. South Sydney 12 (T Griffiths, T Munro tries; R Cook 2 goals) at Ironmark High Performance Centre.

Stat sheet
South Sydney: Tallis Duncan – 31 tackles; Terrell Kalo Kalo – 135 run metres
Manly: Gordon Chan Kum Tong – 30 tackles; Zac Fulton – 155 run metres

Debuts: Tyrone Munro (South Sydney)

Sydney Roosters 36 – 4 Canterbury Bulldogs
The Roosters bounced back from their Round 7 loss with a dominant win over Canterbury.

Sydney 36 (T Masima 2, C Ross 2, J Preston, J Stringer, V Tamati tries; V Tamati 4 goals) def. Canterbury 4 (M Lisala tries) at Accor Stadium.

Stat sheet
Canterbury: Lachlan Vale – 36 tackles; Harry Hayes – 124 run metres
Sydney: Thomas Deakin – 33 tackles; Ethan King – 159 run metres

Debuts: Jordi MazzoneMontel Sione LisalaLuke RoulandJarvis Leafa (Canterbury), Michael White* (Sydney)
*Previously played Hastings Deering Colts

Wests Tigers 24 – 10 St George Illawarra Dragons
The Tigers won their second straight game thanks to a strong second half effort.

Wests Tigers 24 (J Bula, J Delle, J Owen, M Tannous tries; K Hill 4 goals) def. St George Illawarra 10 (T Stewart 2 tries; S Hooper goal).

Stat sheet
St George Illawarra: Sam Hooper – 25 tackles, Treigh Stewart – 272 run metres, 2 line breaks
Wests Tigers: James Valevatu – 39 tackles; Jahream Bula – 175 run metres

Debuts: Riley Wooden (St George Illawarra), Joseph DelleTukimihia Simpkins*, Cougar WheelerFinnley Neilsen (Wests Tigers)
*Previously played Hastings Deering Colts

Canberra Raiders 30 – 6 Parramatta Eels
Canberra snapped a two-game losing streak with a big 24-point win over the Eels.

Canberra 30 (B Morkos 2, S Numambo, J Stuart, S Vuki, K Williams tries; S Vuki 3 goals) def. Parramatta 6 (L Muagututia try; C Fenning goal) at Kellyville Park.

Stat sheet
Parramatta: Ethan Sanders – 26 tackles; Brock Parker – 122 run metres
Canberra: Loghan Lewis – 26 tackles; Rayden Burns – 198 run metres, 2 line breaks

Round 8 Highlights: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2022/05/03/jersey-flegg-cup-highlights-round-eight/

Click HERE for the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder

Top Try Scorers Top Point Scorers
8 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith) 80 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)
7 William Fakatoumafi (Penrith) 58 Niwhai Puru (Penrith)
7 Ethan King (Sydney) 44 Jonah Pezet (Victoria)
7 Jack Mossman (Sydney) 44 Corey Fenning (Parramatta)
7 Jacob Preston (Sydney) 40 Sam Hooper (St George Illawarra)
6 Cameron Brown (Manly) 34 Donovan Boney (Manly)
6 Steven Numambo (Canberra) 34 Ronald Volkman (Sydney)
6 Trey Peni (Wests Tigers) 34 Hugo Savala (Sydney)
6 Treigh Stewart (St George Illawarra) 32 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith)
5 Thomas Casey (Canberra) 32 William Fakatoumafi (Penrith)

Round 9 fixutres
Friday, May 6
Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels
Saturday, May 7
Manly Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers
St George Illawarra Dragons v Canterbury Bulldogs
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Newcastle Knights
Sunday, May 8
Cronulla Sharks v Sydney Roosters


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