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NRL Weekly Wrap: Reviewing Round 7

April 22, 2024

NRL Weekly Wrap: Reviewing Round 7

Storm outlast Chooks in tight Allianz affair

The Storm took down the Roosters 18-12 in a tight contest at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night with Xavier Coates extraordinarily coming up with another late match-winner.

Melbourne took a 12-6 lead into the sheds courtesy of tries to Jahrome Hughes and Eliesa Katoa before Joseph Manu tied it up 67 minutes in after the Storm had lasted 10 minutes with Cameron Munster in the bin.

With golden point potentially on the menu, it was Coates who powered his way to the line for the match-winning points with seven minutes to play.

Coates scored a try and ran for 157 metres with six tackle breaks whilst Katoa scored a try, assisted on another, and ran for 105 metres.

Victor Radley ran for 190 metres and made 36 tackles whilst James Tedesco ran for 176 metres with six tackle breaks.


Dragons make statement vs. Warriors at WIN

The Dragons made it back-to-back wins for the first time in 18 months upsetting the Warriors 30-12 at WIN Stadium on Friday evening.

Shaun Johnson got the visitors on the board first before the Dragons poured in three tries in 11 minutes – through Moses Suli, Mikaele Ravalawa, and Ben Hunt – to take a lead into the break.

Zac Lomax skied to cross in the opening set of the second stanza before a long-range Tyrell Sloan effort all but sealed it for the Red V.

Lomax scored a try and ran for 184 metres whilst Hunt scored a try, assisted on three others, and kicked for 624 metres.

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad ran for 258 metres with five tackle breaks whilst Addin Fonua-Blake ran for 255 metres with six tackle breaks and made 23 tackles without a miss.


Undermanned Dolphins blow Eels out in Darwin

The Dolphins are back in the top four after producing an outstanding 44-16 win over the Eels at Darwin’s TIO Stadium on Friday night.

The Eels led 8-0 almost a half-hour in with Shaun Lane and Will Penisini the try-scorers before the momentum shifted and the floodgates burst open.

The Dolphins scored nine tries in just 44 minutes – including three to Jack Bostock, two to Tesi Niu, and two to Max Plath – to break the game open and send some unwanted questions the way of Parramatta.

Bostock scored three, assisted on another, and ran for 165 metres whilst stand-in fullback Trai Fuller scored a try, assisted on another, and ran for 191 metres with seven tackle breaks.


Panthers too strong for improving Wests Tigers in Bathurst

The defending premiers grinded out a 22-6 win over the Wests Tigers in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers overcame an early Junior Tupou try to take a lead into the half courtesy of a Sunia Turuva double.

Club debutant Paul Alamoti ended a 37-minute try-scoring drought in the second half before James Fisher-Harris crossed late to put a bow on it for Penrith.

Dylan Edwards assisted on a try and ran for 207 metres with 10 tackle breaks whilst Isaah Yeo assisted on a try, ran for 159 metres, and made 47 tackles.

Jahream Bula assisted on a line break and ran for 224 metres whilst John Bateman assisted on a try, ran for 157 metres with six tackle breaks, and made 23 tackles.


Sea Eagles out-jostle Titans in shootout on the Coast

Manly finished atop the Titans – who remain in search of their first win of the season – 34-30 in a shootout at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday evening.

Both teams scored four tries in the opening stanza including doubles to Alofiana Khan-Pereira and Tom Trbojevic as the Titans took a 24-22 lead into the break.

The back-and-forth nature of the contest continued into the second half but the scoring slowed down somewhat with Ethan Bullemor snagging what proved to be the match-winner in the 55th minute.

Trbojevic scored two tries and ran for 196 metres with five tackle breaks whilst Jason Saab scored a try, assisted on another, and ran for 160 metres.

Kieran Foran assisted on three tries and made 16 tackles against his former club whilst AJ Brimson scored a try and ran for 135 metres.


Broncos take down Raiders at Suncorp

The Broncos made it back-to-back wins besting the Raiders 34-10 at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

A ferocious start saw the Broncos take a 28-0 lead into the sheds with Reece Walsh scoring a double to go along with tries to Jordan Riki, Billy Walters, and Ezra Mam all in the space of 19 minutes.

The Raiders showed some fight outscoring the Broncos in the second half via tries to Simi Sasagi and Xavier Savage but it did little to effect the result of the game with the Broncos proving too strong.

Walsh scored a double and ran for 199 metres with six tackle breaks whilst Patrick Carrigan ran for 201 metres with five tackle breaks and made 37 tackles without a miss.

Matt Timoko assisted on a line break and ran for 205 metres with four tackle breaks whilst Joseph Tapine ran for 178 metres and made 29 tackles.


Dogs vanquish demons with Knights smashing

The Bulldogs came out on top of the Knights 36-12 at Accor Stadium on Sunday less than a year on from copping a 66-point thumping at the hands of the men from the Hunter.

The Dogs took an 18-6 lead into halftime courtesy of tries to Samuel Hughes, Jacob Kiraz, and Bronson Xerri.

Bailey Hayward snagged the first try of his NRL career 48 minutes in to grow the lead further before Josh Addo-Carr and Stephen Crichton joined the party to seal it with Kalyn Ponga unable to finish the game as things went from bad to worse for the visitors.

Connor Tracey assisted on a pair of tries and ran for 175 metres whilst Reed Mahoney assisted on two tries and made 46 tackles.


Sharks demolish Cows, remain atop ladder

The Sharks remain atop the competition ladder having defeated the Cowboys 42-6 at PointsBet Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Their lead was 24-0 at the half thanks to tries to William Kennedy, Thomas Hazelton, Samuel Stonestreet and Braydon Trindall.

Trindall secured his second on the other side of the break before Ronaldo Mulitalo grabbed a late double.

Nicho Hynes assisted on two tries and ran for 130 metres whilst Kennedy scored a try, assisted on another, and ran for 148 metres with eight tackle breaks.


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