Another exciting weekend of Jersey Flegg is in the books but the results have left us no clearer of the final makeup of the Top 5, with a number of teams still alive in the race for the finals.

PARRAMATTA EELS 38 – 8 MANLY SEA EAGLES
Parramatta all but ended Manly’s hopes of the finals with a big 30-point win at Brookvale. While technically still alive, both sides will need miracles to finish in fifth.

Parramatta 38 (M Graham-Taufa 2, J Davis, D Lui, B Parker, E Sanders, P Taateo tries; C Fenning 5 goals) def. Manly 8 (F Myers, K Weekes tries) at 4 Pines Park.

Stat sheet
Manly: Gordon Chan Kum Tong – 29 tackles; Zac Fulton – 119 run metres
Parramatta: Brock Parker – 29 tackles; Peter Taateo – 140 run metres; Moala Graham-Taufa – 2 line breaks

Debuts: Latu Fainu (Manly)


WESTS TIGERS 24 – 12 PENRITH PANTHERS
The Tigers snapped Penrith’s four-game winning run and jumped them into 3rd with a 12-point win. Luckily for the Panthers, they still have a bye in hand and played teams in 11th and 12th.

Wests Tigers 24 (L Saukuru, M Tannous, S Vaihu, J Valevatu tries; L Saukuru 4 goals) def. Penrith 12 (S Lane, Z Lipowicz tries; A Williams 2 goals) at BlueBet Stadium.

Stat sheet
Penrith: Mason Teague – 39 tackles; Ilai Tuia – 162 run metres; Zac Lipowicz – 2 line breaks
Wests Tigers: Michael Tannous – 39 tackles; Jahream Bula – 184 run metres


NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 40 – 10 VICTORIA THUNDERBOLTS
The Knights kept themselves in the minor premiership race with a dominant win over Victoria. The victory sets up a big game against the ladder leading Roosters in Round 22.

Newcastle 40 (M Bradbury, K Donoghoe, E Ferguson, J Glamuzina, R Jones, F Sharpe, C Vea’ila tries; T Cant 5, E Ferguson goals) def. Victoria 10 (S Diaz, P McGregor tries; T Ua goal) at Casey Fields.

Stat sheet
Victoria: Cole Geyer – 29 tackles; Josiah-Ekkehard Neli – 109 run metres
Newcastle: Oryn Keeley – 27 tackles; Riley Jones – 230 run metres; Ethan Ferguson – 2 line breaks

Debuts: Bowan ForeshewJoshua Russell (Victoria)


CANBERRA RAIDERS 28 – 22 SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Canberra remain in the finals hunt with a close-fought win over South Sydney. The loss confirms the wooden spoon for the Rabbitohs, who won the last Flegg Grand Final in 2019.

Canberra 28 (K Williams 2, J Allen, J Billing, D Bright tries; N Ryan 4 goals) def. South Sydney 22 (Z Bijorac 2, L Gale, D Leugaimafa tries; T Munro 2, D Teaupa goals) at GIO Stadium.

Stat sheet
Canberra: Josh Billing – 27 tackles; Deakin Bright – 99 run metres; Kaden Williams – 2 line breaks
South Sydney: Cruise Tweedie – 33 tackles; Jaxson Rahme – 153 run metres

Debuts: Dylan Williams (South Sydney)


CRONULLA SHARKS 38 – 4 ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Cronulla moved into fourth with a big win over their arch rivals. The loss was the Dragons third straight and leaves them in sixth on points differential.

Cronulla 38 (T Rodwell 2, S Healey, K Parker, R Rivett, S Stonestreet, M Waitere tries; R Rivett 5 goals) def. St George Illawarra 4 (J Shereb try) at PointsBet Stadium.

Stat sheet
Cronulla: Sam Healey – 38 tackles; Sam Stonestreet – 189 run metres; Manaia Waitere – 2 line breaks
St George Illawarra: Dallas Collins – 29 tackles; Hayden Budd – 159 run metres

Debuts: Salesi Ataata (Cronulla)


CANTERBURY BULLDOGS 22 – 14 SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Canterbury produced one of the boilovers of the season with a win over the leaders. The win keeps the Bulldogs alive heading into the final rounds of the season.

Canterbury 22 (B Clarke, T Johannssen, J Mazzone, K Rajab tries; J Su’a 3 goals) def. Sydney 14 (K Fekitoa, V Karawalevu, N Whyte tries; H Savala goal) at Waverley Oval

Stat sheet
Sydney: Tyler Moriarty – 34 tackles; Zac Montgomery – 151 run metres
Canterbury: Brandon Clarke – 38 tackles; Noah Johannssen – 151 run metres

Debuts: Kyron FekitoaNaufahu Whyte (Sydney)


Round 21 Highlights: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2022/08/08/jersey-flegg-cup-highlights-round-21/

Click HERE for the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder

Top Try Scorers Top Point Scorers
15 Jack Mossman (Sydney) 172 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)
15 Thomas Rodwell (Cronulla) 120 Hugo Savala (Sydney)
13 Sanele Aukusitino (Manly) 92 Thomas Cant (Newcastle)
13 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith) 90 Corey Fenning (Parramatta)
12 William Fakatoumafi (Penrith) 84 Niwhai Puru (Penrith)
11 Josh Billing (Canberra) 80 Sam Hooper (St George Illawarra)
11 Ethan Sanders (Parramatta) 78 Jack Mossman (Sydney)
10 Jacob Preston (Sydney) 76 Jonah Pezet (Victoria)
10 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla) 71 Jamie Humphreys (Manly)
10 Cooper Roberts (St George Illawarra) 70 Eli Clark (Canterbury)

Round 22
Saturday, August 13
Panthers v Thunderbolts – BlueBet, 3pm
Eels v Rabbitohs – Ringrose, 3pm
Sunday, August 14
Bulldogs v Sea Eagles – Belmore, 12pm
Tigers v Raiders – Leichhardt, 12pm
Roosters v Knights – Waverley, 3pm

Dragons, Sharks – Bye

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