What Happened In Round 24 Of The NRL?

The Wests Tigers continue to struggle late in the season as the Canterbury Bulldogs easily defeated them 30-10. The Bulldogs looked good, but the Tigers looked like they were ready for this season to be over which isn't a good sign.

It was a very different story with the Parramatta Eels who put in an amazing second half performance to defeat the Manly Sea Eagles 22-12. The Eels looked like they were in for a tough evening, but thanks to this amazing try from Semi Radradra, they came back and shocked the Sea Eagles.

The Brisbane Broncos smashed the Newcastle Knights 48-6 in the battle of the coaches. Wayne Bennett will return to Brisbane next season and he must be excited to be able to coach Ben Barba who has back smiling and having fun as he scored three tries.

It was a Jonathan Thurston master class as he led the Cowboys to an impressive victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Thurston was amazing, setting up tries with beautiful passes and he controlled the game with his kicking game. The Cowboys did well to ensure that the Rabbitohs didn't make a come back, winning 22-10.

Jonathan Thurston wouldn't have helped the Warriors though, as they were out classed by a slick and powerful Sydney Roosters side. The Roosters won 46-12 and looked like they were back to their best, the Warriors on the other hand didn't look too good.

The other two games on Sunday weren't great games with the Canberra Raiders beating the Cronulla Sharks 22-12 while the St George Dragons were far too good for the Gold Coast Titans 34-6. The Sharks loss means they look like they'll finish up last while the Dragons will need some luck to make the top 8.

Monday night, well the Melbourne Storm showed that they're a team to keep an eye on as they took care of the Penrith Panthers 24-10. The Storm looked like a team who were determined to send a message, but the Panthers had many injuries and didn't put together a good 80 minutes of footy.