Newcastle Knights 24 – 16 St George Illawarra Dragons
Newcastle moved past the Dragons into second place with an eight-point win at home.

Newcastle 24 (D Armstrong, E Ferguson, J Johnson, L Sutton, T Toloi tries; T Cant 2 goals) def. St George Illawarra 16 (B Johnson, C Roberts, H Sanchez tries; B Wallace 2 goals) at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Stat sheet
Newcastle: Tevita Toloi – 25 tackles; Max Bradbury – 148 run metres; Liam Sutton – 2 line breaks
St George Illawarra: Duke Grant – 28 tackles; Callum Gromek – 167 run metres

Debuts: Carlin Pettet (Newcastle)

Canterbury Bulldogs 42 – 22 Canberra Raiders
The Bulldogs kept their finals hopes alive and recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since Round 2 with a big victory in Canberra.

Canterbury 42 (J Mazzone 2, W Afualo, B Clarke, B Cox, J Kalati, J O’Neill, J Su’A tries; B Hayward 5 goals) def. Canberra 22 (M Kaho 2, J Billing, K Williams tries; S Vuki  goals) at GIO Stadium.

Stat sheet
Canberra: Mitchel Souter – 27 tackles; Manase Kaho – 189 run metres, 2 line breaks
Canterbury: Brandon Clarke – 25 tackles; Jonathan Su’A – 169 run metres

Debuts: Ethan Strange (Canberra), William Afualo (Canterbury)

Sydney Roosters 26 – 6 Cronulla Sharks
The ladder leaders got back on track after their Round 18 loss with a strong 20-point win over the Sharks.

Sydney 26 (X Chatfield-Mooka, B Ioelu, C Ross, X Va’a tries; H Savala 5 goals) def. Cronulla 6 (K Parker try; T Petersen goal) at Ringrose Park.

Stat sheet
Sydney: Michael Coleman – 26 tackles; Vaiala Tamati – 157 run metres
Cronulla: Sam Healey – 36 tackles; Lachlan Crouch – 142 run metres

Debuts: Cody Fuz (Cronulla)

Victoria Thunderbolts 24 – 20 South Sydney Rabbitohs
Victoria ended their five-game losing run with a hard fought four-point win over the Rabbitohs in Maroubra.

Victoria 24 (T Ua 2, C Geyer, J Neli tries; S Faalogo 4 goals) def. South Sydney 20 (M Chester, C Kaho, T Munro, C Tweedie tries; T Munro 2 goals) at Snape Park.

Stat sheet
South Sydney: Keahlan Bray – 25 tackles; Zane Bijorac – 173 run metres
Victoria: Cole Geyer – 42 tackles; Sualauvi Faalogo – 191 run metres

Debuts: Isaac Chapman (South Sydney)

Penrith Panthers 44 – 10 Manly Sea Eagles
Penrith snapped Manly’s four-game winning streak and moved into fourth spot with a dominant 34-point win.

Penrith 44 (W Fakatoumafi 2, I Iongi 2, H Puru, K Russell-Smith, A Warwick, A Williams tries; A Williams 6 goals) def. Manly 10 (S Aukusitino, K Weekes tries; K Weekes goal) at HE Laybutt Sporting Complex.

Stat sheet
Manly: Soakimi Fakaua – 35 tackles; Jonah Palota-Kopa – 110 run metres
Penrith: Hohepa Puru – 26 tackles; Isaiah Iongi – 198 run metres; Connor Mason – 2 line breaks

Round 19 Highlights:

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Top Try Scorers Top Point Scorers
15 Jack Mossman (Sydney) 142 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)
13 Sanele Aukusitino (Manly) 118 Hugo Savala (Sydney)
13 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith) 84 Niwhai Puru (Penrith)
12 William Fakatoumafi (Penrith) 82 Thomas Cant (Newcastle)
10 Jacob Preston (Sydney) 80 Sam Hooper (St George Illawarra)
10 Jordan Samrani (Cronulla) 78 Jack Mossman (Sydney)
10 Ethan Sanders (Parramatta) 76 Corey Fenning (Parramatta)
9 Sualauvi Faalogo (Victoria) 76 Jonah Pezet (Victoria)
9 James Johnson (Newcastle) 71 Jamie Humphreys (Manly)
9 Carson Kaho (South Sydney) 70 Eli Clark (Canterbury)

Round 20
Saturday, July 30
Parramatta Eels v Penrith Panthers – Kellyville Park, 1pm
Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons – Raiders Belconnen, 1:20pm
Victoria Thunderbolts v Wests Tigers – Casey Fields, 2pm
Cronulla Sharks v South Sydney Rabbitohs – PointsBet Stadium, 3:15pm

Canterbury Bulldogs, Manly Sea Eagles, Newcastle Knights, Sydney Roosters – BYE


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