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