It was a shortened Round 4 of the Jersey Flegg this past weekend with the three top teams all out of action. The Bulldogs and Roosters both had the week off, while the Sharks clash with the Dragons was postponed.
Wests Tigers 18 – 16 Melbourne Storm
The Wests Tigers snatched victory late in Victoria, with big John Tuipulotu diving on fumbled grubber to secure his team’s second win of the season.
Wests Tigers 18 (C Fuatimau, K Tempest, J Tuipulotu tries; Z Camroux 3 goals) def. Melbourne 16 (M Hill 2, G Satrick tries; K Russell-Smith 2 goals) at Comely Banks Recreation Reserve. Referee: B Seppala. Half time: Wests Tigers 8–4.
Melbourne: Sheldon Diaz – 37 tackles; K-Ci Newton-Whare – 162 run metres; Matthew Hill – 3 line breaks
Wests Tigers: Cayne Nicholas – 37 tackles, 175 run metres
Debuts: K-Ci Newton-Whare* (Melbourne); Tristyn Ball (Wests Tigers)
*Previously played Colts
Parramatta Eels 18 – 10 Penrith Panthers
Parramatta got the better of their local rivals with a hard fought eight-point win in Cabramatta. That’s back-to-back wins now for the Eels.
Parramatta 18 (M Komolafe, L Munro, T Williams tries; M Puafisi 3 goals) def. Penrith 10 (A Hotere-Papalii, S Lotoaniu tries; R Smith goal) at New Era Stadium. Referee: E Klein. Half time: Parramatta 12–4.
Parramatta: Brock Parker – 42 tackles; Matt Komolafe – 223 run metres, 3 line breaks
Penrith: Connor Mason – 32 tackles; Cody Lawson – 206 run metres
Debuts: Fletcher Haycock (Penrith)
South Sydney Rabbitohs 25 – 22 Manly Sea Eagles
South Sydney handed Manly their fourth-straight loss to start the season at Accor Stadium. Both sides crossed for four tries, with the boot of Rabbitohs’ halfback Joseph Nohra proving the difference.
South Sydney 25 (R Cook, S Jinks, J Saldanha, L Te Hau tries; J Nohra 4 goals, field goal) def. Manly 22 (I Mapu-Satiu, C Navale, J Russell, U Uasi tries; B Metcalfe 3 goals) at Accor Stadium. Referee: M Ford. Half time: South Sydney 19–12.
South Sydney: Cruise Tweedie – 36 tackles; Jaxson Rahme – 164 run metres
Manly: Caleb Navale – 35 tackles; Koby Douglas – 201 run metres; Harradyn Wilson – 3 try assists
Debuts: Liam Le Blanc (South Sydney); Koby Douglas (Manly)
Newcastle Knights 24 – 12 Canberra Raiders
Newcastle picked up their first victory of the season with a win at home on Sunday afternoon. The Knights ran in five tries to five different try scorers.
Newcastle 24 (J Afoa, E Hampson, L Jones, T Petersen, H Reid tries; L Sutton 2 goals) def. Canberra 12 (E Kamuta 2 tries; N Ryan 2 goals) at McDonald Jones Stadium. Referee: D Wells. Half time: Newcastle 10-6. Sin bins: C Vea’ila (Newcastle), T Borthwick (Canberra).
Newcastle: Brock Greacen – 27 tackles, 173 run metres
Canberra: Mitchell Spencer – 46 tackles; Regan Carr – 118 run metres; Eneseli Kamuta – 2 line breaks
Debuts: Sebastian Su’a, Eddie Hampson* (Newcastle); Regan Carr, Kane Rushton, Shaun Packer* (Canberra)
*Previously played Colts
St George Illawarra Dragons v Cronulla Sharks
The local derby did not got ahead in Wollongong last Saturday, with the match being postponed and rescheduled for the May bye weekend.
Round 4 Highlights: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2023/03/27/jersey-flegg-cup-highlights–round-four/
Click HERE for the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder
|Top Try Scorers||Top Point Scorers|
|5 Isaac Guba (Roosters)||28 Eli Clark (Bulldogs)|
|4 Matthew Hill (Storm)||28 Max Riolo (Sharks)|
|4 Jordan Swann (Roosters)||22 Keagan Russell-Smith (Storm)|
|4 Jahoiyakim Afoa (Knights)||20 Zane Camroux (Tigers)|
|3 Lindsay Munro (Eels)||20 Isaac Guba (Roosters)|
|3 Matua Robinson (Roosters)||20 Joseph Nohra (Rabbitohs)|
|3 Turoa Williams (Eels)||18 Jahoiyakim Afoa (Knights)|
|2 Utuloa Asomua (Raiders)||18 Tyler Colley (Roosters)|
|2 Josh Billing (Raiders)||18 Ryley Smith (Panthers)|
|2 Cameron Brown (Sea Eagles)||16 Matthew Hill (Storm)|
|1 April||Penrith Panthers||v||Canberra Raiders||BlueBet Stadium||View|
|1 April||St George Illawarra Dragons||v||Parramatta Eels||Ziems Park||View|
|2 April||Manly Sea Eagles||v||Newcastle Knights||HE Laybutt Sporting Complex||View|
|2 April||Sydney Roosters||v||Melbourne Storm||Wentworth Park||View|
|2 April||Cronulla Sharks||v||Canterbury Bulldogs||PointsBet Stadium||View|
South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers – BYE