Penrith Panthers 28 – 12 Parramatta Eels
Penrith moved into third on the ladder and recorded their fourth-straight victory with a win over their arch-rivals.
Penrith 28 (H Puru 2, S Lane, K Russell-Smith, A Williams tries; A Williams 4 goals) def. Parramatta 12 (L Blackburn, S Pryke tries; C Fenning 2 goals) at Kellyville Park.
Parramatta: Ryan Jones – 29 tackles; Larry Muagututia – 155 run metres
Penrith: Hohepa Puru – 35 tackles; Cody Lawson – 174 run metres; Addison Williams – 2 line breaks
Debuts: Harrison Hassett (Penrith)
Canberra Raiders 28 – 16 St George Illawarra Dragons
Canberra handed the Dragons their second consecutive loss and now sit just two points outside the Top 5.
Canberra 28 (J Billing 2, T Casey, J Church, K Williams tries; N Ryan 4 goals) def. St George Illawarra 16 (H Budd, C Roberts, L Skelton tries; B Wallace 2 goals) at Raiders Belconnen.
Canberra: Eneseli Kamuta – 29 tackles; Kaden Williams – 137 run metres; Josh Billing – 2 line breaks
St George Illawarra: Toby Couchman – 23 tackles, 168 run metres
Wests Tigers 44 – 8 Victoria Thunderbolts
The Tigers remain in the Top 5 and all but ended Victoria’s faint finals hopes with a big win away from home.
Wests Tigers 44 (B Webster-Mansfield 3, J Kirk 2, K Kautoga, L Saukuru, M Tannous tries; L Saukuru 6 goals) def. Victoria 8 (P Manu, T Ua tries) at Casey Fields.
Victoria: Cole Geyer – 32 tackles; Jerry Musu – 125 run metres
Wests Tigers: Michael Tannous – 25 tackles; Sione Fainu – 175 run metres; Jay Kirk – 2 line breaks
Debuts: Hawani Howe (Victoria)
Cronulla Sharks 40 – 16 South Sydney Rabbitohs
The Sharks remain in the hunt for the finals thanks to a big win over South Sydney and four tries from winger Tom Rodwell.
Cronulla 40 (T Rodwell 4, S Stonestreet 2, R Rivett tries; R Rivett 6 goals) def. South Sydney 16 (D Leugaimafa 2, J Rahme tries; J Nohra 2 goals) at PointsBet Stadium.
Cronulla: Toby Boothroyd – 35 tackles; Thomas Rodwell – 173 run metres, 3 line breaks
South Sydney: Keahlan Bray – 19 tackles; Dion Teaupa – 130 run metres
Canterbury, Manly, Newcastle and Sydney all had Byes in Round 20.
Round 19 Highlights: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2022/08/01/jersey-flegg-cup-highlights-round-20/
Click HERE for the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder
|Top Try Scorers||Top Point Scorers|
|15 Jack Mossman (Sydney)||158 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)|
|13 Sanele Aukusitino (Manly)||118 Hugo Savala (Sydney)|
|13 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith)||84 Niwhai Puru (Penrith)|
|13 Thomas Rodwell (Cronulla)||82 Thomas Cant (Newcastle)|
|12 William Fakatoumafi (Penrith)||80 Corey Fenning (Parramatta)|
|10 Josh Billing (Canberra)||80 Sam Hooper (St George Illawarra)|
|10 Jacob Preston (Sydney)||78 Jack Mossman (Sydney)|
|10 Cooper Roberts (St George Illawarra)||76 Jonah Pezet (Victoria)|
|10 Jordan Samrani (Cronulla)||71 Jamie Humphreys (Manly)|
|10 Ethan Sanders (Parramatta)||70 Eli Clark (Canterbury)|
Friday, August 5
Manly Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels – 4 Pines, 5:30pm
Saturday, August 6
Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers – BlueBet – 11am
Victoria Thunderbolts v Newcastle Knights – Casey, 2pm
Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs – GIO, 3pm
Cronulla Sharks v St George Illawarra Dragons – PointsBet, 5:20pm
Sunday, August 7
Sydney Roosters v Canterbury Bulldogs – Waverley, 3pm