Super League Round 23 – Thursday/Friday
Kicking was the difference in a tight game between Leeds and Hull KR as Liam Stucliffe kicked 4 goals for Leeds where his opposite number Josh Mantellato only converted two of Hull KR’s four tries allowing Leeds to take a 4 point win 24-20 with Ryan Hall’s late try sealing the victory. Both sides will drop into the qualifier section of the Super eights and will have to fight for their super league place next season.
Hull FC moved to the top of the table heading into the super eights with a 28-20 win at Salford. Mark Sneyd grabbed 12 point with 4 goals and a try for the league leaders. In the Wigan verses ST Helens Derby, Saints sent Wigan to a second straight defeat. Mark Percival scored 14 points with a try and two goals as the visitors moved up to fourth place with a 23-4 win over their big rivals.
NRL Round 20 – Thursday/Friday/Saturday
An Antonio Winterstein hat-trick helped ease North Queensland to a whitewash victory over Canterbury ending up 36-0 winners. Penrith scored a surprise and impressive victory at Brisbane with five tries and 10 points from the boot of Nathan Cleary aiding them to a 31-12 win. Jarrod Croker got a hat trick of tries including one in golden point extra time to help Canberra Raiders see off the New Zealand Warriors 26-22 after the two ended level after 80 minutes.
Two tries from Chris McQueen and 16 point from Ashley Taylor helped Gold Coast continue their recent good form thrashing Parramatta 34-14. 10 points form the boot of Cameron Smith helped 2nd place Melbourne keep the pressure on Cronulla (Who play Newcastle later this week) with a dominant 26-10 over Sydney City.
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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
Super League Round 23
Salford City Reds (6) 20 – Hull FC (12) 18 – At the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
Wigan Warriors (4) 4 – ST Helens (16) 23 – At the DW Stadium, Wigan
Hull Kingston Rovers (10) 20 – Leeds Rhinos (12) 24 – At the KC Lightstream Stadium, Kingston Upon Hull
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Mark Percival (ST Helens)
NRL Round 20
North Queensland Cowboys 36 – Canterbury Bulldogs 0 – At the 13000 Smiles Stadium, Townsville, Queensland
Brisbane Broncos 12 – Penrith Panthers 31 – At The Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra Raiders 26 – New Zealand Warriors 22 – At The Gio Canberra Stadium, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory
Gold Coast Titans 34 – Parramatta Eels 14 – At The Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland
Melbourne Storm 26 – Sydney City Roosters 10 – AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Jarrod Croker (Canberra Raiders)