NRL News Saturday Night Rugby League
Parramatta Eels snap a 2 game losing streak with a comprehensive win over the hapless Roosters at Parramatta stadium. The Eels showed that last week’s virus did have an affect on their game, and it was business as usual as the boys from the Golden West returned to form.
The Roosters can really only look forward to playing the Panthers – as they are realistically the only team they could compete with. Both sides looking more like premier league squads with their current form.
Even the Roosters man strike weapons: Anasta and Mini were hampered by errors and disorganised play all night.
For the Eels, a dynamic start and impressive showing from boom rookie Kris Inu who replaced Tahu and quickly bagged a try scoring double within 8 minutes of kick off – 2 nice tries which were finished superbly.
Wests Tigers upset the much fancied Melbourne Storm in Gosford with their one off Blue Tounge Stadium game. The Tigers hit the lead early and were never headed. On the back of an overall 91% completion rate – the Tigers missing Brett Hodgeson and who also lost Benjii early in the match were dynamic. Led by creative hooker Robbie Farrah – the Tigers on current form should have no trouble cementing a spot in the top 8 and will have other teams looking over their shoulder as they build form impressively.
The Storm won’t be overly worried, this being their first and only loss this year and Bellamy said it’s a slap in the face we needed to spark up in the weeks ahead.
Cronulla Sharks caused an upset in New Zealand, with the Warriors losing by 2 points in their home match. Amazingly the Sharks had no Kimmorley and frustrated the Warriors into errors and illegal play. The Warriors having 4 players placed on report and missing the chance to secure a top 4 spot. The Sharks injected stalward half Adam Dykes to replace Kimmorley and he organised well for the Cronulla boys all night. Sadly for the Warriors they let down a good crowd of just under 14,000 with a rare home game loss.