Newcastle and Penrith kept their winning streaks alive while the Roosters remain atop the ladder after Round 9.

Penrith Panthers 40 – 32 Parramatta Eels
Penrith survived a second half comeback by Parramatta to extended their winning run to four.

Penrith 40 (I Iongi 2, C Lawson 2, D Amituanai, M Geyer, N Puru tries; N Puru 6 goals) def. Parramatta 32 (D Lui 2, C Fenning, L Muagututia, E Sanders, T Williams tries; C Fenning 4 goals) at BlueBet Stadium.

Stat sheet
Penrith: Hanna El-Nachar – 23 tackles; Isaiah Iongi – 143 run metres, 2 line breaks
Parramatta: David Tui – 24 tasckles; Corey Fenning – 133 run metres; Ethan Sanders – 2 line breaks

Wests Tigers 30 – 24 Manly Sea Eagles
The Tigers had to overcome an early 14-point deficit to record their third straight victory.

Wests Tigers 30 (J Bula, S Kamu, J Kirk, T Lolesio, F Neilsen, J Valevatu tries; K Hill 3 goals) def. Manly 24 (F Angles-Corke, S Aukusitino, C Brown, V Fifita tries; J Humphreys 4 goals) at 4 Pines Park.

Stat sheet
Manly: Gordon Chan Kum Tong – 31 tackles; Sanele Aukusitino – 162 run metres
Wests Tigers: James Valevatu – 36 tackles; Tray Lolesio – 203 run metres

St George Illawarra Dragons 16 – 16 Canterbury Bulldogs
The Dragons and Bulldogs shared the competition points after 70 minutes in Wollongong.

St George Illawarra 16 (C Gromek, B Johnson, C Watchirs tries; S Hooper 2 goals) drew with Canterbury 16 (C Fuatimau 2, J Papalii tries; E Clark 2 goals) at Centenary Field.

Stat sheet
St George Illawarra: Dallas Collins – 22 tackles; Zach Herring – 131 run metres
Canterbury: Lachlan Vale – 32 tackles; Jack Todd – 106 run metres; Compton Fuatimau – 2 line breaks

Debuts: Campbell WatchirsIsaac MorrisToby CouchmanJacob Webster (St George Illawarra)

Newcastle Knights 36 – 10 South Sydney Rabbitohs
Newcastle scored 36 unanswered points in the second half to win their fifth straight game.

Newcastle 36 (D Armstrong, H Croker, M Henderson, J Johnson, L O’Brien, T Toloi tries; T Cant 6 goals) def. South Sydney 10 (R Cook, C Kaho tries; D Teaupa 2 goals) at Ironmark High Performace Centre.

Stat sheet
South Sydney: Dion Teaupa – 29 tackles; Thomas Giles – 139 run metres
Newcastle: Lachlan O’Brien – 47 tackles, 2 line breaks; Paul Bryan – 157 run metres

Debuts: Luke Pietzner (Newcastle)

Sydney Roosters 26 – 14 Cronulla Sharks
The Roosters ran away with it the second half against Cronulla to stay at the top of the table.

Sydney 26 (T Deakin, T Masima, Z Montgomery, J Preston, R Toia tries; J Mossman 3 goals) def. Cronulla 14 (S Healey, N Lester, R Rivett tries; R Rivett goal) at PointsBet Stadium.

Stat sheet
Cronulla: Sam Healey – 45 tackles; Jordan Samrani – 151 run metres; Thomas Rodwell – 2 line breaks
Sydney: Thomas Deakin – 34 tackles; Jacob Preston – 191 run metres; Robert Toia – 2 line breaks

Debuts: Robert Toia (Sydney)

Round 9 Highlights:

Click HERE for the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder

Top Try Scorers Top Point Scorers
10 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith) 86 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)
8 Jacob Preston (Sydney) 74 Niwhai Puru (Penrith)
7 Cameron Brown (Manly) 56 Corey Fenning (Parramatta)
7 William Fakatoumafi (Penrith) 44 Sam Hooper (St George Illawarra)
7 Ethan King (Sydney) 44 Jonah Pezet (Victoria)
7 Jack Mossman (Sydney) 40 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith)
6 Steven Numambo (Canberra) 38 Jack Mossman (Sydney)
6 Trey Peni (Wests Tigers) 34 Donovan Boney (Manly)
6 Treigh Stewart (St George Illawarra) 34 Hugo Savala (Sydney)
5 Daeon Amituanai (Penrith) 34 Ronald Volkman (Sydney)

Round 10 was originally a scheduled bye  round for all teams. Due to earlier postponements, the Canterbury-Victoria (Round 7) and South Sydney-St George Illawarra (Round 5) games will be played.


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