Well, once again we were treated to an awesome weekend of NRL footy! This year's competition is so close, anyone can beat anyone and we're seeing that all it takes is a tough week at training for a team to come out firing the next weekend.
The Brisbane Broncos are showing some good form as they defeated the North Queensland Cowboys 16-12 on Friday night. This match was played in front of a huge crowd at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane and the fans were treated to a great show! The best players in this game were they guys who made important tackles and did their jobs even thought the must have been very tired. Sam Thaiday showed why he is such a great player as he was every where for the Broncos, so was Andrew McCullough who made more than 50 tackles. Jonathan Thurston again played at a level above everyone else while Jason Taumalolo continued to show that he is a beast!
The Rabbitohs, who looked very good in round 1 were defeated by the Manly Sea Eagles 14-12. Michael Maguire, the coach of the Rabbitohs would not have been very happy with his team as they didn't play as well as they could have. The Sea Eagles were very tough and physical as they managed to get lucky with winger David Williams intercepting a pass which then led to a penalty which won Manly the game.
The Melbourne Storm once again won thanks to a field goal as Cooper Cronk slotted the ugliest drop goal ever seen! Penrith did well and showed that they will cause a lot of trouble this year but would be gutted to have lost 18-17. Poor fellas.
The Warriors? Well they didn't play too well did they? They lost to the Dragons 31-12 and Warriors coach Mathew Elliot mus be pretty angry and his players for their performance. The Dragons played well but you would have to say that the Warriors made too many mistakes and handed the game to the Dragons.
Wow, did anyone see the Roosters smash the Eels? The Eels looked awesome last week against the Warriors but were taught a footballing lesson by the champions as the lost 58-4. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was at his dazzling best as he put on his dancing shoes and left a few Eels defenders grabbing at thin air. Parramatta Eels forward Darcy Lussick tried to fire up his team, but he will probably miss a few games after this stupid high tackle.
Could you imagine playing footy in nearly 40 degrees!? Well the Tigers and Titans played in scorching hot temperatures on the Gold Coast, but it was the Tigers who handled it the best winning 42-12. The Tigers have two awesome young players in halfback Luke Brooks and fullback James Tedesco who dominated the Titans with some exciting attacking play.
If you don't know who Anthony Milford is, you better do some research because this 19 year old is going to be a superstar. He helped the Canberra Raiders beat the Newcastle Knights 26-20 in what was a very tough and physical match. Both teams have very good forward packs which made this match a brutal encounter, but it was the Raiders fullback Milford who proved too hot to handle with his footwork and speed.
Lastly, Monday night footy again showed us why the NRL is such a great competition. The Bulldogs who didn't look like their usual selves absolutely smashed the Sharks 42-4. Many people don't like Josh Reynold who is the number 6 for the Bulldogs, but he is a fine young player who led the way with his aggressive play as well as setting up plenty of tries.