NRL Round Up – Round 10

St George Illawarra top the NRL after ten rounds of the NRL after a solid victory 19-6 victory over Canterbury.

A strong start by Canterbury culminated in an early try to Josh Morris but the Dragons showed why they are premiership contenders by notching tries through Matt Cooper, Ben Creagh and Jason Nightingale.

North Queensland may have re-signed Jonathan Thurston but they still have some way to go before they are to challenge for a top eight spot this year.

The Cowboys were poor during their 24-12 loss against the New Zealand Warriors and despite a try to standout second rower Scott Bolton, the visitors found themselves overpowered by a more energetic home side.

Brisbane’s improvement of late shows no signs of slowing after a well-earned 28-6 Queensland derby win over Gold Coast.

In-form Broncos centre Israel Folau showed why he is a target for rugby union and AFL by weighing in with two tries.

Titans powerhouse Joe Tomane scored the visitors’ only try.

Sydney’s drop in form continued with a heavy 34-18 loss at the hands of Newcastle.

The Knights’ back line was in impervious form with all the tries coming from wingers Cooper Vuna (2) Akuila Uate (3) and fullback Shannon McDonnell.

The Roosters notched three tries in reply from Anthony Minichiello, Braith Anasta, Mitchell Aubusson.

Greg Inglis showed his class by scoring a hat-trick of tries in Melbourne’s 17-6 win over Canberra.

Inglis even took over kicking duties from the injured Cameron Smith and landed two conversions.

A Daniel Vidot try in reply was all the Raiders could muster.

South Sydney ran rings around a poor Wests Tigers outfit during their 50-10 victory at the SCG.

Nathan Merritt grabbed three scores and Beau Champion a brace during a comprehensive victory over a toothless Tigers side.

There were also tries for Colin Best, Dave Taylor, Fetuli Talanoa and Chris Sandow.

Penrith’s surge up the NRL ladder shows no signs of stopping following their comprehensive 34-24 victory over Cronulla.

Michael Jennings’ hat trick of tries was a feature of the match although a double for experienced winger Shane Elford helped the Panthers to their sixth win over 2010.

Parramatta’s improved form received another boost when they came away from a brusing encounter with Manly with a 19-12 victory.

Two tries apiece from Steve Matai and Jamie Lyon for the Sea Eagles and Luke Burt and Feleti Mateo for the Eels had the scores locked 12-12 at half time.

Jeff Robson’s 63rd minute try together with Luke Burt’s late drop goal sealed a superb win for the visitors.

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