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Thread: NRL round up for June 7th to 9th, State of Origin and a look at Monday night footy.

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    NRL round up for June 7th to 9th, State of Origin and a look at Monday night footy.

    NRL round up for 7th to 9th of June 2013 and a look at the Monday night for the 10th:

    On Friday night we saw the Parramatta Eels host the Sydney Roosters at Wanderland, in a week where Parramatta told 12 players that they were going to be let go at the end of the season it was always going to be a hard game against the transit loungers who have performed above expectations this year mainly due to their good young coach Trent Robinson. At halftime the Roosters we up 24-12 and had played some entertaining footy. In the second half the teams fired up and played one of the more entertaining halves of football with the Roosters getting home 38-24 in front of a good size crowd to gain the Jack Gibson Cup that is contested when these two sides play at Parramatta. The biggest concern to come out of the game for NSW fans is the hamstring injury to Jarryd Hayne that is likely to rule him out of Origin 2 at this stage.

    Late Saturday afternoon saw the Newcastle Knights host St George Illawarra Dragons at the Castle and it was a game that never got to any great heights with the Knights kicking two penalty goals in the first half to lead 4-0 at halftime. In the second half the Knights crossed the stripe through Joey Leluia but Josh Dugan crossed for two tries to steer the Dragons to a 14-8 and extend the record of winning in Newcastle, the Dragons haven’t lost in Newcastle since 2002 and also made it four in a row over the Knights since Wayne Bennett left the Dragons for the Knights.

    Saturday night saw the North Queensland Cowboys host the Canterbury Bulldogs in Townsville and the Cowboys were again without their master and commander in Jonathon Thurston and were rolled by the Doggies 36-26 with Bennie Barba scoring two tries. This will again increase the pressure on besieged cowboys coach Neil Henry who seems to be getting hammered from all parts with talk that Trent Barrett has been sounded out by Cowboys management if results do not improve by the end of June. The Cowboys seem to be paying the price for letting two dummy halves go in the off season in Aaron Payne and James Segyaro and trying to bring in two inexperienced kids to replace them.

    Sunday arvo Footie saw the NZ Warriors host the Manly Sea Eagles across the Deetch in Auckland and the Warriors made it three wins in arrow beating Manly 18-16 with Konrad Hurrell scoring the match winner. The turnaround in the Warriors in the last month after having Penrith put 60 past them is remarkable and puts them on the fringe of the eight which would have been unthinkable after the loss at Penrith. Manly were in the contest for a long period but the Warriors got home on the back of a very vocal home crowd who provided the best sign seen in the crowd this year “Our Johnston will pop your Cherry” It doesn’t get any better than that for signs from the crowd even if there will be cries of “you can’t write that”……
    At the foot of the mountains the Penrith Panthers hosted the Wests Tigers with both teams managing to put a side on the field just as both clubs have been hammered by injuries. Penrith got away early before the Tigers struck back to make it 18-8 at halftime. In the second half both teams were guilty of some basic handling errors before the Tigers scored twice to record a 20-18 win with a team of kids. Both teams will benefit from the current injury problems they are facing as it has forced them to blood a heap of talented kids that will be that much better this time next year from the experience of playing first grade.

    Sunday night Footie saw the Melbourne Storm host the Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park and in the opening half it was all the Strom with Melbourne leading 28-0 at halftime on the back of some strong work from Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk. At half time Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy made the choice to rest Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk for the second half and the storm were a little less effective in the second half but went on to win 38-4 with Beau Ryan getting Cronulla’s lone try which doubled as his 50th NRL try for the funny man who could crack jokes at a funeral I reckon.

    In Monday night footie the Canberra Raiders will be hosting the Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium, with the Broncos getting smashed by the Warriors in Brisbane last Monday and it expected to be colder than a penguins knob in the nation’s capital it’s hard to see anything but a Raiders win here. The Broncos are in desperate need of a superstar preferably in the halves but may struggle as there is not an out and out superstar half coming off contract this year which may force them to look at Rugby Union for a replacement.


    What can you say, “Ha we won” Queensland seem to pay the price for taking injured players into the game as Cameron Smith, Jonathon Thurston and Darius Boyd were clearly hampered by injury and it showed in their performance. Greg Inglis had a quite game and NSW showed more ticker than they have for 5 years but will need to be two steps better when they go to Lang Park in a couple of weeks. NSW will have to improve their ball control and work on their set pieces as Queensland grow an extra leg and head when they play at Lang Park and will be smarting after Paul Gallen had the stones to stand up to Nate Myles in an Origin match, with what Myles has got away with against NSW in the last couple of years he should have got more than two straights to the head.

    Have a good week and get out to watch the Lions if you can.

    Mick Skehan:
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    I know I said this on twitter to you, but wow I can't believe it's been so long since Newie beat St George at Marathon. I always have to look up what it's called these days: Marathon Stadium, EnergyAustralia Stadium and Ausgrid Stadium now Hunter Stadium lol. It'll always be Marathon to me!

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    you were right about the win and the cold yesterday:

    NRL: Canberra Raiders hand Brisbane Broncos third straight loss - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    NRL: Canberra Raiders hand Brisbane Broncos third straight loss

    Updated Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:35pm AEST

    PHOTO: Coming out firing ... the Raiders celebrate Jarrod Croker's first-half try en route to downing Brisbane.(Stefan Postles: Getty Images)

    MAP: Canberra 2600

    Brisbane fell to its third defeat on the trot as a blue-garbed Canberra outfit rolled the visitors 30-18 in chilly conditions in the nation's capital on Monday night.
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