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Around the Grounds | Major Comps Rd 9

The best action from Round 9 of the NSWRL's major competitions.

Brothers stay within reach of top two

Brothers Penrith have recorded a comfortable 46-20 win over Windsor Wolves in Round 9 of the Sydney Shield, keeping them in outright third position and just one win behind St Marys Saints and Hills Bulls.

The Willie brothers, five-eighth Tori and fullback Riki, combined to score four tries for Penrith, who began to run away with the contest midway through the first half. 

Windsor opened the second half with a try as they looked to fight back from a 36-4 halftime deficit, but it didn’t worry their opposition as Brothers Penrith held on to secure the 26-point win.

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Top-four clash deadlocked in Jersey Flegg Cup

A winner could not be determined at the end of 70 minutes on Saturday as the ladder-leading Penrith Panthers and third-placed Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks fought out a 20-all draw in the Jersey Flegg Cup.

The Sharks were first out of the blocks to gain a 10-0 lead with tries to James Coyne and Isaac Longmuir only two minutes apart. By the half-hour mark the Panthers had levelled the scores through Sunita Lotoaniu and Flynn Isaacs, before Blake Hosking scored a third for the Sharks to give the visitors a 14-10 lead at the break.

Penrith scored early in the second half through prop Mavrik Geyer as halfback Hayden Bonanno’s conversion gave them the lead for the first time. Sharks captain Jack Boyling put his side back in front in the 51st minute while Longmuir added the extras to go four points ahead.

With two minutes remaining the Panthers’ Immanuel Tagalomatua scored to bring the score to 20-all, but Bonanno failed to convert as the two sides could not be separated at the final whistle.

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Butfield brilliance in Sea Eagles win

Winger Luke Butfield has scored two tries and five from five conversions in Round 9 to see the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles to a 30-26 win against Windsor Wolves in the Ron Massey Cup.

Along with three first-half tries to prop Peni Misinale, winger Tarkyn Loloselo and fullback Blake Clayton, Butfield’s individual tally of 18-points went a long way to helping the Sea Eagles earn their third victory of the season. 

At 30-10 with 20 minutes left in the match, Windsor managed to score three quick tries, yet it was Butfield’s 100% conversion rate that gave the visitors the four-point win.

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