Sharks beat Panthers despite last minute scare

Sharks 26 defeat Panthers 22

It looks like Matt Moylan has won the battle of the swapped players this time round when he helped his Sharks defeat his old side Panthers 26-22 at Southern Cross Group stadium to close out round 7 of the NRL on Sunday afternoon.

Sharks opened the scoring with Valentine Holmes pouncing on a Josh Dugan kick in the in-goal.
Hooker Jayden Brailey looked to have scored his sides 2nd Try of the night but it was reviewed and given a No Try.

The away side got on the score board and evened it up when Dallin Watene-Zelezniak scored in the corner and ex-Shark Maloney converted putting his side ahead 6-4.

Bench player Scott Sorensen was next to score for the home side putting his side up 10-6 and the Sharks carried that lead into half-time.

Centre Jesse Ramien scored pretty soon after the break and the Sharks looked to be in control with a handy 16-6 lead. Which was again added to by a Chad Townsend Penalty Goal and the Sharks were up by 2 converted tries.

The panth…

Cowboys dominate in second win

North Queensland Cowboys 26 defeat Gold Coast Titans 14.

Game Review. The Cowboys vs Titans game saw the big brother up against the little brother in Queensland Rugby League. The game got off to slow start, but a hard fought fight as both teams settled for a penalty goal each in the first 20 minutes of the game. The Cowboys extended their lead through another 2 penalty goals to take the score out to 6-2 in what looked like it was going to be a low scoring game! The Cowboys finally went over the line when a good set play on the Titans line saw halfback Ben Hampton stroll over to score. Only a few minutes later, another brilliant set play by the Cowboys sent winger Kyle Feldt over in the corner to give the Cowboys a 16-2 half time lead.
The second half of the game was most definitely more exciting to start off. The Cowboys were on fire throwing some exciting attack the Titans way, but things turned back towards the Titans as a couple penalties gave the Titans repeat sets on the Cowboys lin…

Knights tame Tigers in Tamworth

Newcastle Knights 22 defeat Wests Tigers 20.

Game Review. It was a highly anticipated clash between the Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights up in Tamworth for it’s first ever club game which saw 10,000 fans come out to enjoy the game!
The Knights came out of the sheds strong with a multitude of penalties conceded by the Tigers to give the Knights early dominance. A missed penalty goal off the post for Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga let the Tigers off early, but it wasn’t long until the light footed fullback struck. A between through the hands play followed up with a brilliant pass over the top by Ponga saw Ken Sio grab the 4 pointer and get the Knights on the board. 
The game for a while there went back and forth, both teams conceding penalties and losing out on scoring opportunities. However through the brilliance of Mitchell Pearce, the Knights went over again. A dummy and straight through the line saw the halfback score a try and give the Knights a 10-0 lead. The Tigers had their opportun…

Round 7 review Rabbitoh's vs Raiders

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South Sydney Rabbitohs 42 defeated the Canberra Raiders 22
The South Sydney Rabbitohs took their round 7 game against the Canberra Raiders to the Central Coast and had a perfect start, getting on the board in the 3rd minute through a backline play resulting in a Alex Johnston try.
Minutes later the Rabbitohs were atacking the Raider's line again and this time it was Walker crossing the white line for Bunnies and with Reynolds first conversion of the match the Bunnies were racing the clock at 10-0.
The Rabbitohs left side was on fire early, this time it was George Jennings crossing for his 5th try of the season as he finished a play on the wing after some beautiful lead up work from the 2 previous try scorers. The sideline conversion from Reynolds kept the Bunnies even with the clock at 16-0.
A Bunnies error in their red zone gave the Raiders the perfect chance to attack and they didnt waste the chance to hit back. A backline play from right to left ended with…

Round 7 Preview: Cowboys vs Titans

North Queensland Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans 1300Smiles Stadium Saturday. April 21st, 2018
7:30pm AEST, 9:30pm NZ
Team lists 
Cowboys: 1 Lachlan Coote,  2 Kyle Feldt,  3 Justin O'Neill,  4 Ben Hampton,  5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Michael Morgan,  7 Johnathan Thurston (c),  8 Matthew Scott (c),  9 Jake Granville,  10 Scott Bolton,  11 Gavin Cooper,  12 Coen Hess,  13 Jason Taumalolo Interchange:  14 Te Maire Martin,  15 John Asiata,  16 Corey Jensen,  17 Ethan Lowe Reserves: 18 Francis Molo, 19 Javid Bowen Titans: 1 Michael Gordon,  2 Anthony Don,  3 Phillip Sami,  4 Konrad Hurrell,  5 Tyronne Roberts-Davis,  6 Kane Elgey,  7 Ashley Taylor,  8 Jarrod Wallace,  9 Mitch Rein,  10 Ryan James (c),  11 Kevin Proctor,  12 Will Matthews,  13 Jai Arrow Interchange:  14 Max King,  15 Bryce Cartwright,  1

Round 7 Preview: Tigers vs Knights

Wests Tigers vs Newcastle Knights Scully Park, Tamworth Saturday, April 21st, 2018 5:30pm AEST, 7:30pm NZ
Team Lists Wests Tigers:  1 Corey Thompson,  2 David Nofoaluma,  3 Esan Marsters,  4 Kevin Naiqama,  5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak,  6 Benji Marshall (c),  7 Luke Brooks,  8 Matthew Eisenhuth,  9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino,  11 Josh Aloiai,  12 Robbie Rochow,  13 Elijah Taylor (c) Interchange:  14 Pita Godinet,  15 Alex Twal,  16 Michael Chee-Kam,  17 Sauaso Sue Reserves: 19 Chris McQueen, 20 Tyson Gamble Knights:  1 Kalyn Ponga,  2 Shaun Kenny-Dowall,  3 Sione Mata'utia,  4 Nathan Ross,  5 Ken Sio,  6 Jack Cogger,  7 Mitchell Pearce (c),  8 Herman Ese'ese,  9 Slade Griffin,  18 Daniel Saifiti,  11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon,  12 Aidan Guerra,  13 Mitchell Barnett Interchange:  15 Chris Heighington,  16 Jamie Buhrer (c),  17 Jacob Saifiti,  20 Luke Yates Reserves: 19 Josh King, 21 Cory Denniss Match Preview

Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers Super League Round 12 Preview

These two sides meet for the first time this season after their Round 6 fixture fell victim to the bad weather earlier in the year. These two sides had polar opposite round 11 games, Wigan a side that were a shadow of the team that had featured in previews weeks, and  then there's Castleford, slowly and meticulously picking apart the Dragons and finding a good rhythm early on.  
The Tigers did the triple over Wigan last year, this isn't something that happens so often, the last 5 meetings prior going in the favour of the Warriors.This will be an interesting contest between two of Super League's in form teams, the Warriors currently on a 3 game winning streak and a Tigers win would also put them at 3 in a row.
The Tigers are unchanged from the 19 that destroyed the Dragons at the Mend-A-Hose, this means that they are still without Greg Eden and Junior Moors through injury. Wigan make one change to the side that ran out late winners at Leeds last week, Ben Flower is back from …