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The third round of the NSWRL Premier League has seen some interesting results come through.
St George Illawarra?s side has reaffirmed their intentions in this year?s competition with a hard fought 30 ? 24 victory over the Sydney Roosters at Aussie Stadium in the weekend. Halfback and captain Dean Byrne was outstanding having a hand in three of the red and whites five tries and kicking five from five with the boot.
The St Marys-Penrith Cougars thrashed the Bears 48-0 in their Premier League clash at North Sydney Oval. "Chad Halliday was voted 'Players' Player' while Chris Hicks, Ben Roarty and Garret Crossman had great games," coach Steve Gough said later. Asked what made the difference between today and their last round, Steve said: "Today we didn't just turn up expecting to win. We turned up ready to do the hard work."
In the Premier clash at Canberra Stadium, the Raiders took the Bulldogs to the cleaners, handing them a 48-0 hiding. The Canberra side, full of confidence, managed to topple the Bulldogs from the top of the ladder, to be equal with them on points.
And in Campbelltown the Wests Magpies encountered a determined Newtown Jets side for their hard fought win, 36 - 18. Wests now go ahead of the Newtown side.
Results in so far:
St George Illawarra defeated Sydney Roosters 30 - 24.
St Marys/Penrith defeated North Sydney Bears 48 - 0.
Canberra Raiders defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 48 - 0.
Wests Magpies defeated Newtown Jets 36 - 18.
Manly 22 - Souths 24: Rabbitohs 24 (B Watts 3, S Katu tries; L Branighan 4 goals) Sea Eagles 22 (A Moore, C Hayne, M Gill, P Foran tries; B Davis 3 goals) Newcastle 10 - Tigers 26:
Tigers 26 (L Milton 3, F Samia 2 tries; L Milton 3 goals) Knights 10 (G Quinn, M Fortier tries; R Milligan goal)