NRL Round Up – Round 4

South Sydney grabbed their second win of the season in a thrilling 32-30 defeat of Manly at Gosford.

A first-half double from young winger Dylan Farrell helped the Rabbitohs into a 16-10 lead at the interval.

After Farrell had grabbed a third score and Nathan Merritt a brace, the Sea Eagles fought back with scores from Anthony Watmough, Michael Oldfield and William Hopoate, but the fightback came too late.

Pressure continues to mount on Penrith coach Matt Elliott after the Panthers suffered their third defeat of the year, this time at Brisbane 18-10.

The Panthers had gone in at half time with the lead courtesy of scores from Michael Gordon and stand-in halfback Kevin Kingston.

But the resurgent Broncos came out after the interval with renewed purpose and thanks to miraculous scores from Gerard Beale and Jharal Yow Yeh, they were able to score their third win in four matches.

Gold Coast snatched an unlikely golden point victory over Canberra 23-22 following a crucial mistake from veteran halfback Matt Orford.

Tries from Joel Thompson and Daniel Vidot helped the Raiders establish a 12-10 interval lead.

Jarrod Croker and Dane Tilse notched scores for the home side either side of a Bodene Thompson effort for the Titans.

It looked as if the Raiders had done enough until Orford’s late knock-on allowed the Titans to force the game into golden point with a try from Anthony Laffranchi.

Greg Bird kicked the crucial field goal, gifting the Titans their first win of the year.

Parramatta notched a useful 22-20 win over in-form North Queensland at Parramatta Stadium.

An evenly-match first period was borne-out by the 10-10 half time scoreline.

Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa and Etu Uaisele traded scores before Willie Tonga took the lead for the Cowboys with a powerful score.

That was until Eels veteran Luke Burt popped up for the match winning try – a score that takes him into the club’s record books.

The New Zealand Warriors posted a useful 26-18 win over Cronulla in Taupo.

The Sharks led 12-8 at the break courtesy of tries to Jeremy Smith and Wade Graham.

But the Warriors showed signs of their attacking prowess and grabbed second half tries through Glen Fisiiahi, James Maloney and Krisnan Inu.

St George put in a staunch defensive effort to grab a 20-18 win over Newcastle at the Ausgrid Stadium.

Jason Nightingale and Mark Gasnier got in the first-half score sheet to help the Dragons establish a 14-6 interval lead.

Matt Cooper extended the visitors lead with a try, and despite efforts from James McManus and Cory Paterson, the game slipped away from the hosts.

Sydney Roosters overcame the injury-ravaged Wests Tigers at Aussie Stadium 24-6.

The Roosters turned around with a 12-0 advantage at the break thanks to tries from Sean Kenny-Dowall and Martin Kennedy.

Despite a powerful try to Arron Woods, the Roosters were in fine form, adding further tries from Anthony Minichiello and Todd Carney.

Melbourne bounced back from last week’s reverse at North Queensland with a resounding 30-16 victory over previously undefeated Canterbury.

The Storm led 18-4 at the interval after putting in a powerful first-half display and grabbing tries from Matt Duffie, Kevin Proctor and Dane Nielsen.

The home side carried on in the same vein after the restart, notching further scores from Duffie and Jesse Bromwich.

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