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Around the Grounds | Major Comps Rd 12

All the best action from Round 12 of the NSWRL's major competitions.

Tigers dominance continues

The Wests Tigers have extended their lead at the top of the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder, beating the second-placed St George Illawarra Dragons 30-10 at Lidcombe Oval in Round 12.

The Tigers now sit three points clear in first position after they came out firing against the Dragons, which saw the home side score three converted tries in the opening 23 minutes including a brace to captain Rua Ngatikaura.

Only moments from halftime, St George Illawarra scored a vital try through winger Alexander Lobb to stay in the contest. No.9 Connor Muhleisen successful converted to bring the score at the break to 18-6.

The start to the second half was much of the same for the Tigers, producing back-to-back tries courtesy of second-rower Timanu Alexander and No.14 Tyler Field. Lobb later managed to score his second for the visitors, but it did little to stop a dominant Tigers outfit that remains without a loss for 2021.

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Roosters end Sharks’ unbeaten run

The Central Coast Roosters have come away with a 24-10 victory over Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in Saturday’s Round 12 clash between two undefeated teams in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership.

The Sharks had the upper hand early on after gaining a 10-0 lead with tries to captain Corban Baxter and winger Andie Robinson.

The Roosters’ Roxette Murdoch scored in the 19th minute before a Hannah Southwell conversion narrowed the margin to four points, the score remaining 10-6 at the halftime whistle.

The Sharks were held scoreless in the second half while Central Coast pushed ahead with their lead, scoring three more tries through Simone Simone, a second for Murdoch, and fullback Isabelle Kelly. Southwell finished the match with four from four off the boot as the Roosters secured a 14-point win.

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One-point winner in Sydney Shield

A 79th-minute field goal to five-eighth Hayden McWilliam has helped the Windsor Wolves to a 25-24 win over Ryde-Eastwood Hawks in their Round 12 Sydney Shield matchup.

Windsor looked set for a comfortable win after finding themselves ahead 14-0 in just 25 minutes play, which saw tries to centre William Butler, halfback Ali Chrara and back-rower David Baumann.

Despite their slow start the Hawks found momentum, scoring two converted tries through fullback Muong Dut and winger Josh Boumelhem within five minutes from halftime. Ryde-Eastwood trailed 14-12 at the break.

Troy Black opened the scoring for the Wolves in the second half, but Ryde-Eastwood would soon hit the lead by six points in the final 20 minutes with two quick tries to Trent Borthwick and centre Lachlan Hughes.

Windsor proved they weren’t finished yet as fullback Dylan Marshall crossed for a 73rd-minute try before Chrara’s successful conversion tied the scores. Just minutes later it was McWilliam who came up with the match-winning point and a victory for the Wolves.

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