NRL Round Up – Round 2

Penrith bounced backed from last week’s drubbing by Newcastle to defeat rivals Parramatta 20-6.

Forner Cronulla winger David Simmons and fullback Lachlan Coote crossed for first half tries to give the Panthers a 10-0 lead.

Michael Gordon weighed in with a second half try and two penalties to help the visitors to a much-needed victory

Canberra failed to build on last week’s victory over Cronulla when they spluttered to a 20-4 home defeat to resurgent Brisbane.

Josh Hoffman’s early try helped the Broncos establish a 6-4 half time lead over the Raiders who managed a Blake Ferguson score in response.

Matt Gillett added to the visitors’ lead with another score before a freakish try from Jharal Yow Yeh extended their lead.

Melbourne inflicted a heavy 40-12 defeat on beleaguered Gold Coast at AAMI Park.

The Storm romped into a 28-0 lead thanks to scores from Anthony Quinn, Sika Manu, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Smith.

Further tries after the break to Slater and Justin O’Neill heaped yet more misery on the sorry Titans.

Wests Tigers recorded an encouraging 20-12 victory over a resilient New Zealand Warriors side.

Chris Lawrence and Simon Mannering traded scores, meaning the teams were deadlocked 6-6 at half time.

Despite a score from new signing Krisnan Inu, the Tigers rallied to notch tries from Blake Ayshford, Robbie Farah and Lawrence to get off the mark in 2011.

Newcastle registered their second consecutive win of the season by defeating North Queensland 34-22.

The Cowboys established a 16-6 interval lead thanks to tries from Wes Naiqama, Cory Paterson and James McManus.

Second half scores from Richard Fa’aoso, Akuila Uate and Beau Henry were more than enough to see the Knights home.

Canterbury grabbed their second win of the season over hapless South Sydney 28-19.

Despite a score from veteran full-back Rhys Wesser, the Bulldogs fought back to lead 12-8 at the break thanks to tries from Jamal Idris and Bryson Goodwin.

A double from Nathan Merritt saw the Rabbitohs take the lead but the Bulldogs roared back to claim victory courtesy of tries from Kris Keating, Timoteo Lafai and skipper Andrew Ryan

Manly overcame last year’s Grand Finalists the Sydney Roosters 27-16.

Scores from Tony Williams and Anthony Watmough afforded the Sea Eagles a narrow 14-10 lead over their opponents.

A Todd Carney score after the break saw the Roosters briefly take the lead before Kieran Foran and William Hopoate crossed to seal the result.

Cronulla produced the upset of the round by defeating reigning premiers St George 16-10 at a rain-soaked Toyota Park.

Ben Pomeroy and Anthony Tupou crossed during the opening stanza, to see the Sharks opening up a 10-0 interval lead.

Pomeroy added a second for the Sharks after the restart, and despite Dragons scores from Jason Nightingale and Kyle Stanley, the hosts held on for a memorable win.

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