NRL Round Up – Round 13

Parramatta and St George shared the spoils from a thrilling 14-14 draw at Parramatta Stadium.

Fuifui Moimoi and Taneila Lasalo crossed for the Eels during an exciting first half, leaving the home side to take a 14-6 lead into the break.

Ratu Tagive, standing in for the injured Brett Morris, raced over before Jamie Soward’s penalty levelled the scores at 14-14.

Despite ten minutes of overtime, neither side could break the deadlock.

Cronulla capitulated against visitors Brisbane, falling to a 34-16 defeat.

Despite taking the lead through Jason Bukuya, the Sharks conceded tries from Dale Copley and Alex Glenn (2) to trail 16-10 at the interval.

More scores from Corey Parker, Jack Reed and Gerard Beale rounded off a comprehensive victory for the Broncos.

Gold Coast’s disasterous run of form continued with a 23-10 defeat at home to Penrith.

David Mead’s early try had the Titans in front before scores from Michael Jennings and Kevin Kingston gave the Panthers a 10-4 advantage at the interval.

An individual effort from former Panther Preston Campbell levelled the scores but the visitors pulled away and registered tries from Adrian Purtell and Travis Burns to seal the result.

Canterbury crashed to a heavy 38-4 defeat at the hands of irrepressible Manly.

The Sea Eagles surged into an overwhelming 22-0 lead at the break thanks to scores from George Rose, Jamie Lyon, Daly Cherry-Evans and David Williams.

Sea Eagles William Hopoate, Lyon and Anthony Watmough crossed in the second period, with Ben Barba notching a consolation score for the Bulldogs.

Sydney Roosters notched a well-deserved 13-6 victory over New Zealand Warriors at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Fit-again forward Aiden Guerra and Sean Kenny-Dowall crossed in the first period to help the Roosters to a 12-0 interval lead.

A peculiar try from skipper Simon Mannering brought the Warriors back into the contest until Todd Carney’s late field goal.

South Sydney missed out on an opportunity to close-out Melbourne, instead slipping to a 16-6 defeat at ANZ Stadium.

Big forward Dave Taylor showed amazing dexterity to grab the Rabbitohs’ try, but Storm scores from Maurice Blair and Jesse Bromwich saw the visitors 10-6 ahead at the break.

Taylor looked to have grabbed a second only to be denied by referee Ben Cummins midway through the second half.

This was compounded when Storm skipper Cameron Smith dummied his way over late on for the Storm’s third score.

Canberra surrendered a 22-0 advantage to lose 40-24 at North Queensland.

First-half scores from Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Joe Picker and Josh McCrone were replied to by Cowboys tries from Jonathan Thurston, Glenn Hall and Tariq Sims meaning the Raiders lead at the whistle had been cut to 22-18.

Sims crossed for his second before Jarrod Croker’s penalty but efforts from Aaron Payne and Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa (2) ensured an emphatic Cowboys victory.

A field goal from skipper Robbie Farah deep in overtime sealed a dramatic 17-16 victory over Newcastle at Leichardt.

Two tries each through Robert Lui and Mitch Brown for the Tigers and the Knights’ Neville Costigan and James McManus saw the teams locked 10-10 at the break.

A soft try from Antonoi Kafusi was equalled when a Tigers breakout was finished off by Liam Fulton, but it took some late heroics from Farah to steal victory.

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