Already the end of Rd 11, can you believe it?! Time flies in rugby league and yet again, the NSW Cup heavyweights proved their mettle. Conversely, other teams are still struggling and languishing at the bottom. Although there is a long way left to go in the season, it is a tall order to claw their way back at this stage. Here is the weekly NSW Cup wrap-up.
No more waiting, the NSW Cup results for Rd 11:
Illawarra Cutters 38 (J Hunt 2, T Cranston, D Farrell, C Runciman, D Hutchinson, B Wallace tries; Wallace 5 goals) bt Manly Sea Eagles 18 (D Reardon 2, M Chee Kam tries; K Aldridge 3 goals).
Ricky’s View: Despite a spirited Manly fightback, it was an easy victory for the Cutters in the end. It was Justin Hunt’s work from fullback that inspired the side to victory, as he kept defenders at bay and frustrated the Manly players all game.
Wyong Roos 26 (A Papalii 2, O Slaimankhel, S Langi, J Siejka tries; T Cornish 3 goals) bt Wests Tigers 14 (J Sila, K Rowe, A Fiagatusa tries; J Drinkwater goal).
Ricky’s View: Keen to make amends for a poor first half, the Wyong Roos came bursting out of the blocks and scored 26 unanswered points to win. Experienced hooker and captain Mitch Williams was the star, producing some deft passing to help guide the Roos in their comeback.
Newtown Jets 26 (M Brown, J Roqica, P Politoni, D Wells, D Abou-Sleiman tries; N Gardner 3 goals) bt Wentworthville 12 (B Crooks, T Kamikamica tries; B Henry 2 goals).
Ricky’s View: Despite showing heart and character throughout, it was another disappointing end to the game for the Magpies, as they struggled to find their feet in 2015. They had no answer for a rampant Dallas Wells, who made it his mission to be involved in as many attacking plays as possible.