Six And Out
The Canterbury Bulldogs finally recorded a victory over the weekend, but that was far from the major talking point of the match. Jarrod McInally had a field day in his side’s 42-14 victory over Wentworthville, bagging an incredible six tries.
Light At The End Of The Tunnel
As a club, Parramatta has had the fortnight from hell. Never in their history have they had to endure such adversity, but the u-16s Eels side winning the National Championship against the Townsville Blackhawks 32-0 yesterday is a big positive for the club.
Best In The Country
Immediately after the Eels’ victory, the Penrith Panthers u-18s side proved they are the best team in Australia for their age by defeating the Blackhawks in their respective National Championship match.
The score was 22-all with less than 10 seconds remaining on the clock. Eli Levido was 35-metres out, lining up for the all-important shot. He had one chance, and with the pressure on, calmly slotted the match-winner with the sound of the siren going off in the background. What a play.
It’s been a long time. Jarryd Hayne famously announced those words after winning the 2014 State of Origin series, but it can also be used after the Colts finally recorded a victory against Windsor over the weekend. In the past couple of years, the Colts have been on the wrong end of some disastrous score-lines, but they dug their heels in this week and enjoyed a well-deserved win.
38 Not Enough
East Campbelltown hosted Blacktown at Waminda Oval yesterday, and despite racking up an impressive 38 points, the Workers went on to win the match 43-38. Big score-lines are not exactly uncommon in the Sydney Shield competition, but it must have been an incredibly frustrating day out for the home side.
The Illawarra Cutters were shocking in their last start against Manly Sea Eagles, but they turned it around yesterday, demolishing the Newcastle Knights 48-4. It was an incredibly unhappy day for the Knights, with the inexperience of their squad costing them dearly.