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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2022/05/09/jersey-flegg-cup-highlights-round-nine/
|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)|