IN a sloppy, fumbling and often frustrating match, the Sharks have withstood a second half assault from Warriors winning in the end by 22 to 14 at Toyota Park.
THE St George ? Illawarra Dragons have once again notched up fifty points for the second successive week as they cruised to a 52-12 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in front of a big crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground today.
A picture says a thousand words. In this case it was the Cronulla Sharks and their fans embracing as they overcame the Brisbane Broncos 30 to 22 at Suncorp Stadium this afternoon.
The game didn?t go all the Sharks way however as the Broncos forwards dominated their less fancied counterparts in the early stages, leading 12-nil after just 12 minutes.
As the game went on, the Cronulla side grew in confidence throwing the ball around and making metres through the middle of the ruck.
IT was a slaughter which would make most men cringe.
IT?S become an all too familiar sight.
A promising first half and then along comes a second half performance that even most junior football coaches would be fuming about it.
THE Melbourne Storm have put the hapless Parramatta Eels out of their misery after a 36-16 demolition job at a sunny Parramatta Stadium this afternoon.
THE Brisbane Broncos have defeated the Canberra Raiders by 34-20 at Canberra Stadium today. A performance made impressive considering the Broncos had half a dozen origin players out injured.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have narrowly defeated the New Zealand Warriors 16-8 in an error riddled snore-fest at a hot and humid Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.
Stacey Jones ran onto the field before the match as the first Warriors player to reach 200 appearances and that unfortunately was the only high point of the match.
THE Penrith Panthers came out victors by defeating a brave Wests Tigers outfit by 22 to 20 in front of a big crowd at Penrith Stadium tonight.
THE Bulldogs put their bite against a strong Broncos side in a close match at a sunny Telstra Stadium today, running out eventual winners by 25 to 18.