NSWRL Premier League : Round 6

The Round 6 Premier League match between friendly rivals Balmain and Wests Magpies had to be postponed from a soggy Leichhardt Oval due to the amount of rain Sydney had experienced last week. The match will be played midweek at a later day.

A much anticipated close match between the Dragons and Bulldogs at WIN Stadium on Saturday, turned into a one sided affair with the Dragons abosutely hammering the visitors.

Dragons 54 (R Simmonds 2, J Wilshere 2, R Powell 2, C Nero, K Kerr, H Perenara tries; D Byrne 9 goals) def Bulldogs 4 (S Williams try).

Top of the table Canberra Raiders, had their work cut out for them when the visiting St Marys/Penrith Cougars took them to task.

Raiders 27 (M Chalk 3, M Doeg, M Gafa tries; M Gafa 3 goals; T Campese field goal) def Cougars 22 (C Halliday, D Russell, L Dyer, R Fa?aoso tries; C Hicks 3 goals).

Parramatta Eels had no trouble heading over to Brookvale Oval to take on the Manly Premier League side. As expected, the Eels posted a good win against the Manly side who are yet to gather 2 points from the competition. Stand out player was Brett Hodgson netting 2 tries and 7 goals as he works his way back into the top grade following his injury.

Eels 52 (B Hodgson 2, J Robson 2, M Gruszka, J Webster, K Leuluai, A Meads, D Irvine tries; B Hodgson 7, R Prince goals) def Sea Eagles 12 (A Moore, C Eadie tries; B Crabb, B Davis goals).

Souths also did not have it all their own way up against the Cronulla Sharks. A close match, ending up in the visiting Souths side just nailing the Sharks.

Rabbitohs 30 (J Taylor 2, J Clarke, B Watts, L Roberts tries; L Roberts 5 goals) def Sharks 28 (N Youngquest, J Penny, S Isemonger, J Paulo, A Dallalana tries; A Dallalana 4 goals).

The Roosters headed off to Newcastle to take on the Knights Premier League side who have not been performing up to expectation. These two sides are pretty even on the ladder so it was always going to be a good game. Maybe it was because the Newcastle side were at home, but they put on a mighty performance for the local crowd, only just going down by 30 -28.

Roosters 38 (F Peterson 3, G Rovelli, N Catic, T Ollivier tries; J Williams 7 goals) def Knights 34 (B Mueller 2, T Bates 2, M Ennis, G Quinn, L Mercer tries; T Bates 3 goals).

For the last match of Round 6, the Newtown Jets headed across the way to take on the Bears at North Sydney Oval. Newtown had pipped the league leaders, Parramatta, in the last round, but unfortunately for them, the Bears were determined to get 2 points in the competition and the did, at the Jets expense.

Bears 28 (C Courtney 2, T Ramsay, S Matthews, L Coghill, M Chan tries; B Rogers 2 goals) def Jets 18 (R Richardson 2, T Schodel tries; T Barnes 3 goals).

Results at a glance:

Round 6 - May 17 - 18:

Dragons 54 - Canterbury 4 Canberra 27 - Cougars 22 Manly 12 - Parramatta 52 Cronulla 28 - Souths 30 Roosters 38 - Newcastle 34 Norths 28 - Newtown 18 Balmain vs Wests - postponed to a later date, yet to be confirmed.