NSWRL Premier League : Round 9

Final results in from Round 9 of the NSWRL Premier League played last weekend. Following the match between Canberra and Parramatta, we now have the Raiders as outright leaders in the competition.

First up the Roosters took on the Bulldogs at Aussie Stadium, but it was to be the Bulldogs night coming out the victors, 38 - 30.

Saturday afternoon and the Sharks travelled over to Penrith where they beat the Cougars by 40 - 20, a surprising result as the Cougars have been playing very well.

Saturday afternoon at Henson Park, and a Dragons side full of players that have played in first grade took on the Newtoewn Jets and defeated them, 34 - 22.

As mentioned earlier, the top of the table clash was a thriller with the Raiders beating the Eels by 26 - 24, and now are outright leaders at the top of the competition table.

Souths and Wests Magpies also had a tough battle, with Souths narrowly winning 22 - 20, at Aussie Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Balmain hosted the Manly side at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday and gave their fans something to cheers about when they downed the Sea Eagles by 32 - 24.

The last game of the round was a bottom of the table clash between Norths and Newcastle. Unfortunately for the locals, the Bears went down by 28 - 20 to a Newcastle side which have now posted back to back wins.

Results at a glance:

Roosters 30 - Canterbury 38. Cougars 20 - Cronulla 40. Newtown 22 - Dragons 34. Canberra 26 - Parramatta 24. Souths 22 - Wests 20. Balmain 32 - Manly 24. Norths 22 - Newcastle 28.