What happened in round 5 of the NRL?

Well it was a tough match in wet conditions between the Roosters and the Bulldogs on Friday night. The Bulldogs managed to keep up with the Roosters with Josh Reynolds kicking his first ever field goal to give the Bulldogs a 9-8 win. 

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In Brisbane it was a different story with the Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels playing a free flowing game. The Eels look like a team that could challenge for the premiership if they keep up this form as they beat the Broncos 25-18. Chris Sandow was again at this cheeky best and it looks like Jarryd Hayne could be warming up the Hayne plane this season.

Well it has been a tough few days for you Warriors fans. They put in a very disappointing performance against the Sharks who made them pay for their mistakes winning 37-6. The Warriors were terrible and if you play like that in the NRL you are going to be punished. Todd Carney was a standout for the Sharks and they will need him to step up each week if they are to win some more games.

It was a wet weekend in Sydney so the Penrith Panthers and the Canberra Raiders struggled to put many points on the board but played well in tough conditions. The Panthers continue their good form with young winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak making his debut and scoring a few tries. He's a player to watch out for and he's a kiwi!

Did you count the Rabbitohs out? Well if you count any team out in the NRL they are going to prove you wrong! The Rabbitohs were back at their best against the Dragons as they won 26-6. Greg Inglis was hungry and their big forward pack dominated the game, while the Dragons struggled to match the Bunnies and couldn't break down their defence.

It was another close match between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans in Melbourne. The Titans won 28-26 which has pushed them up to the top of the table! This year's competition is so close that any team can win each week and the Titans have played some consistently tough footy to sit at the top.

The Wests Tigers returned to their home ground Leichhardt Oval to smash the Manly Sea Ealges 34-18. It was another brutal match in the rain with both teams annoying each other. The Tigers have one of the best forward packs going around and bullied the Sea Eagles which gave their exciting back line plenty of opportunities.

On Monday night we saw the North Queensland Cowboys return to their best with a 28-2 win over the Newcastle Knights. It wasn't Jonathan Thurston who was the Cowboys best player instead in was his halves partner Robert Lui and fullback Michael Morgan who stepped up for the Cowboys. This is important as the Cowboys have counted on Thurston but it looks like they might have some other players now who can help out.