For the first time since 2019, a Jersey Flegg Cup regular season has been completed with the Sydney Roosters claiming the minor premiership.
CANBERRA RAIDERS 56 – 16 MANLY SEA EAGLES
Canberra ended their first season back in the Jersey Flegg with a 40-point thrashing of Manly at home. The win sees them finish the year in seventh, three points outside the Top 5. Manly end the season with one win from their final five and finish 10th.
Canberra 56 (Josh Billing 2, Jacob Church 2, Josh Smith 2, Tane Kiriona, Taulauniuotagaloa Mariota, Steven Numambo, Noah Ryan, Ethan Strange tries; Noah Ryan 5, Thomas Casey goals) def. Manly 16 (Faleata Iosefa, Fletcher Myers, Luke Tucker tries; Tylor Bunting 2 goals) at GIO Stadium. Referee: M Ford. Half time: Canberra 28-6.
PARRAMATTA EELS 34 – 22 NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Parramatta dashed Newcastle’s faint minor premiership hopes with an upset win to end the season. The win was the Eels’ 10th of the year, seeing them finish ninth. Newcastle, in their return to the Jersey Flegg, finish second and will play Penrith this weekend.
Parramatta 34 (Jontay-Junior Betham Misa, Jacob Davis, Corey Fenning, Ryan Jones, Arthur Miller-Stephen, Mac Puafisi tries; Corey Fenning 5 goals) def. Newcastle 22 (Thomas Cant, Mitch Henderson, Fletcher Sharpe, Keanu Wainohu-Kemp tries; Thomas Cant 3 goals) at Kellyville Park. Referee: B Seppala. Half time: Parramatta 22-4.
Debuts: Travis Petersen (Newcastle)
CRONULLA SHARKS 35 – 22 CANTERBURY BULLDOGS
Cronulla fell agonisingly short of the finals after defeating the Bulldogs at home. They needed a Tigers win a few hours after theirs to make the finals but it wasn’t to be, finishing sixth. Canterbury finished eighth after a strong back half of the season, winning five of their final six.
Cronulla 35 (Joshua Finau, Sam Healey, Ryan Rivett, Thomas Rodwell, Sam Stonestreet, Manaia Waitere tries; Ryan Rivett 5 goals, field goal) def. Canterbury 22 (William Afualo, Larson Dale-Doyle, Tim Johannssen, Jordi Mazzone tries; Bailey Hayward 3 goals) at PointsBet Stadium. Referee: M Jones. Half time: Cronulla 16-10.
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS 32 – 12 WESTS TIGERS
The Dragons confirmed their spot in the finals with a dominant 20-point win over the Tigers. The win was all the more sweeter as they knocked out rivals Cronulla in the process. These two sides will meet again this weekend in an elimination final.
St George Illawarra 32 (Dallas Collins, Joshua Coric, Callum Gromek, Alexander Lobb, Jackson Shereb, Braxton Wallace tries; Sam Hooper 2, Treight Stewart 2 goals) def. Wests Tigers 12 (Finnley Neilsen, Trey Peni tries; Livai Saukuru 2 goals) at Leichhardt Oval. Referee: L Saldern. Half time: St George Illawarra 18-6.
SYDNEY ROOSTERS 66 – 0 VICTORIA THUNDERBOLTS
The Roosters put the cherry on top of their minor premiership with a 66-point thrashing of the Thunderbolts in Victoria. With first spot secured they earn the week off and will play the winner of Newcastle-Penrith for a spot in the Grand Final. Victoria finish 11th after a five-game losing streak to end the year.
SYDNEY 66 (Xavier Chatfield-Mooka 3, Luke Knight 3, Jordan Swann 2, Vuate Karawalevu, Riley Meyn, Tyler Moriarty, Corey Ross, Vaiala Tamati tries; Jack Mossman 5, Hugo Savala 2 goals) def. VICTORIA 0 at Casey Field. Referee: T Stindl. Half time: Sydney 36-0.
Penrith Panthers, South Sydney Rabbitohs – BYE
Round 24 highlights: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2022/08/29/jersey-flegg-cup-highlights-round-24/
|Top Try Scorers||Top Point Scorers|
|17 Thomas Rodwell (Cronulla)||187 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)|
|16 Josh Billing (Canberra)||128 Hugo Savala (Sydney)|
|15 Jack Mossman (Sydney)||120 Thomas Cant (Newcastle)|
|13 Sanele Aukusitino (Manly)||110 Corey Fenning (Parramatta)|
|13 William Fakatoumafi (Penrith)||94 Sam Hooper (St George Illawarra)|
|13 Isaiah Iongi (Penrith)||92 Jack Mossman (Sydney)|
|12 Kaeo Weekes (Manly)||84 Niwhai Puru (Penrith)|
|12 Vuate Karawalevu (Sydney)||80 Livai Saukuru (Wests Tigers)|
|11 Ryan Rivett (Cronulla)||76 Ethan Sanders (Parramatta)|
|11 James Johnson (Newcastle)||76 Addison Williams (Penrith)|
Finals Week 1
Saturday, September 3
Newcastle v Penrith; St Marys, 12:45pm
Sunday, September 4
St George Illawarra v Wests Tigers; Netstrata, 10:30am
Sydney Roosters – BYE