What happened in round 9 of the NRL?

The Roosters look like they are getting back to their best after they beat the West Tigers 30-6 on Friday night. The Tigers are still missing some of their key players and the Roosters were just too good. Sonny Bill Williams was back to his best and the Roosters look dangerous anytime SBW has the ball in his hands.

The other game on Friday night was between the North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos. Both teams have had an up and down season and the Cowboys showed that they could be a team to watch as they won 27-14. With State of Origin only a few weeks away, Cowboys fans will be happy to see Jonathan Thurston and prop Matt Scott getting back to their best form.

Well the Warriors continue to get better as they smashed the Canberra Raiders 54-12 which was their first win at Eden Park. Konrad Hurrell was a beast and Ben Matulino was also very difficult to control as the Warriors showed that they have lots of power and skill. The Raiders didn't look like they wanted to be there and this was their second big loss in a row.

The best teams are starting to show that they are still the best with the Rabbitohs beating the Gold Coast Titans 40-18. The Rabbitohs got a big early lead and never looked like loosing this game as their forwards were to big and strong, while their backs led by Dylan Walker who scored 4 tries were too skillful.

Rivals Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles played a great game of tough footy on Saturday night with the Storm winning 22-19. The Storm won the game thanks to a late try to Kurt Mann who was playing his first NRL game! Could you imagine scoring a game winning try in your first NRL game? How awesome would that be!

Sunday afternoon saw two disappointing performances from the Knights and the Dragons. The Newcastle Knights lost to the Penrith Panthers 32-10 while the Dragons got smashed by the Bulldogs 38-6. The Bulldogs are a team to watch out for as they have been playing great footy and have one of the most dangerous forward packs in the NRL.

Remember when Jarryd Hayne was the best player in the NRL? He was untouchable. Well against the Cronulla Sharks, Hayne showed that he is still one of the best players in the game as he and Chris Sandow led the Parramatta Eels to a 42-24 win. While Hayne is awesome, Sandow was also at his best which is a good sign for Parramatta fans.