All the action from Round 10 of the Jersey Flegg Cup.
With three of the NSWRL's four major competitions put on hold this week for the bumper Country v City weekend, two games took place in the Jersey Flegg Cup as Wests Tigers hosted the Sydney Roosters and the St George Illawarra Dragons faced off against Parramatta Eels.
Tigers and Roosters in drawn contest
It was a true tale of two halves between the Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters in the Jersey Flegg Cup on Friday as both sides played out an 18-all draw at Leichhardt Oval.
While the Tigers dominated the opening 35 minutes for an 18-0 lead at the break, the visitors looked like a different team in the second half to score 18 unanswered points of their own and share the spoils at full-time.
An eighth-minute try for Tigers halfback Kade Hill gave his side the early advantage, which was quickly followed by another try just four minutes later, this time to second-rower Brandon Webster-Mansfield.
Hill crossed for his second in the 26th minute to extend the lead to 16 points before five-eighth Ben Stevanovic added the extras yet again, maintaining his 100% conversion rate for the match.
The narrative began to change after the break as Roosters No.11 Jacob Preston scored only two minutes into the second half.
Centre Lani Graham-Taufa built on the Roosters’ momentum when he hit the scoresheet in the 53rd minute as Corey Fenning’s conversions brought the score line to 18-10.
With 15 minutes remaining, the Tricolours produced a further two tries through back-rower Zac Montgomery and winger Fenning. The latter failed to convert on both occasions with nothing to split the two sides at the final whistle.
Dragons clinical in 20-point win
The St George Illawarra Dragons have recorded a convincing 32-12 victory against Parramatta Eels at Ringrose Park in Round 10 of the Jersey Flegg Cup.
The Dragons started strongly to gain a commanding 12-0 lead after 20 minutes, which saw tries to outside backs Tyrell Sloan and Treigh Stewart with two successful conversions by hooker Connor Muhlheisen.
Eels second row forward Oliver Clements scored five minutes out from the break as Kyle Schneider converted for the home side to trail by six points going into halftime.
The Red V continued to fire in the second half when Stewart secured a brace early on, before a try to winger Alexander Lobb in the 41st minute improved their lead to 14.
Parramatta’s No.13 Caleb Tohi scored eight minutes later to give the home side some hope, but the Eels couldn’t stop a strong Dragons outfit from scoring another two four-pointers through Blake Barbuto and James Schiller, sealing the win the for the visitors.
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