22nd July 2024

A number of Manly gamers ought to grasp their heads in disgrace once they evaluate their efforts with that of lion-hearted warhorse Jake Trbojevic on Saturday night time.

Trbojevic led the Sea Eagles in each operating metres and defence as they tumbled to a 44-12 loss by the hands of premiers Penrith on Saturday night time.

The tackle-shy Sea Eagles missed 43 between them – however Jake did not miss one and performed the whole 80 minutes.

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The Manly facet was abysmal within the first half, conceding 32-Zero handy the sport to the Panthers.

But when just a few of Jake’s teammates emulated his effort, the scoreline wouldn’t have been anyplace close to as embarrassing.

Manly gamers throughout their huge loss to Penrith. (Brett Hemmings/Getty Pictures)

Penrith springs to life

After a gradual begin to their title defence, the Panthers are out of the blue the workforce everyone seems to be fearing once more.

The premiers have flexed their attacking muscle over the previous two rounds, scoring a shocking 97 factors.

Ivan Cleary’s boys adopted up their 53-12 mauling of Canberra with a 44-12 thrashing of the fancied Manly workforce on Saturday night time.

Huge weapons Nathan Cleary and Dylan Edwards have discovered prime type and are main the Panthers steadily again as much as the highest of the ladder with their superior expertise.

The Panthers had been at their attacking finest within the first half, charging to a 32-Zero lead towards a Manly workforce that was powerless to cease them.

Edwards exposes left edge weak point

Cult hero an Origin bolter?

Is there a extra improved participant within the early rounds of the brand new season than Raiders firebrand Corey Horsburgh?

Horsburgh has been in strife due to his aggressive method prior to now however appears to have realized to manage his mood over the low season.

The flame-haired ahead led the way in which within the shock 20-14 win over the undefeated Broncos, taking up the massive Brisbane pack from begin to end.

Horsburgh made some robust runs, bone-rattling tackles and important performs because the Raiders made amends for his or her poor efficiency the earlier week in emphatic fashion.

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Sami steps up

Phillip Sami had the sport of his life for the Titans towards the Dragons on Sunday.

The speedy winger was excellent in Gold Coast’s final gasp win, operating for an enormous 275 metres and making three linebreaks, in addition to scoring a attempt.

Loads of Titans followers shook their heads in disbelief when the membership let the blockbusting Greg Marzhew go shortly earlier than the beginning of the season however coach Justin Holbrook clearly knew what he was doing and Sami has slotted into the wing spot very properly.

Dragon binned for excessive shot

Gilbert locked in for Origin

Tom Gilbert has performed one Origin sport for Queensland – however this season he might be the primary ahead chosen.

Gilbert has been excellent for the Dolphins of their debut season and was ruthless in Friday night time’s upset 32-22 win over the Cowboys.

The 22-year-old got here up with some huge performs in each assault and defence and has proved himself an actual weapon for Wayne Bennett’s new pals.

Gilbert was psyched up towards his former membership at his previous house floor and was simply one of the best ahead on the paddock because the Dolphins out-enthused the struggling Cowboys.

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Latrell again to his finest

The Bulldogs are Latrell Mitchell’s “bunnies” – and so they introduced one of the best again out of the star fullback on Good Friday.

Latrell, who has began the season slowly, hit prime gear towards the tackle-shy Doggies, scoring his 10th straight win over them.

He additionally notched his first hat-trick since 2019 and ended the longest tryscoring drought of his profession – seven video games.

It was additionally his 12th attempt in 12 video games towards the Bulldogs… and the blue and white boys shall be glad to see the again of him for some time after his tremendous sizzling efficiency.

Latrell marks milestone match with attempt

Questions over Radley

Victor Radley is certainly one of my favorite gamers – I really like his power and enthusiasm out within the center.

However “The Inflictor” must have a superb exhausting take a look at himself after being sin-binned for the sixth time prior to now three seasons towards the Storm on Thursday night time.

His departure had an enormous impression on a sport that was finely balanced on the time.

The Roosters led 8-6 and had been proper within the sport. However after he returned from his 10 minutes within the naughty nook, the Storm had been forward 18-8… and by no means seemed again.

They went on to win 28-8 – so the Roosters did not rating a single level in practically an hour after Radley was despatched to the bin.

Radley binned for Munster shot

Munster, Hughes key to Storm success

The Storm have misplaced a whole lot of key personnel over the summer time and began the 12 months slowly, however they continue to be a title menace as long as they preserve Cameron Munster and Jahrome Hughes on the sphere.

Remarkably, when these two guys are collectively within the halves, the Storm’s successful report is simply over 80 per cent.

Hughes’ return coincided with the Storm’s finest efficiency of the season on Thursday night time as they outclassed the Roosters 28-8.

The 2 labored collectively fantastically and their very totally different video games complement one another and make them a hazard towards each defence within the NRL.

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Rugby convert ‘purchase of the 12 months’

Lachie Miller continued his push for purchase of the 12 months honours with a sophisticated efficiency within the Knights’ spectacular 34-24 win over the Warriors final night time.

Rugby convert Miller had a handful of prime grade performances for Cronulla final season however has proved himself to be a everlasting first grader in Newcastle after only a handful of video games.

He ran for 182 metres yesterday, made a line break and 6 deal with breaks and did good mopping up work in defence.

Whereas Miller was good, his reverse quantity, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, was additionally excellent, operating for 229 metres.

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