NRL Round Six

Did you think that the Brisbane Broncos would be at the top of the NRL table after six weeks of action? Probably not and on Friday night they showed that they will be a tough team to beat as they defeat the Sydney Roosters 22-18. This was a great game of footy with both sides keen have some fun while also playing very aggressive. Sam Thaiday and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves went toe-to-toe with each other all game but it was Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt who stole the show in golden point extra time. He surprised everyone who thought he would kick a field goal, instead he scored a great try.

Also on Friday night the Cronulla Sharks continued their winning run with a win over the Newcastle Knights, 22-6. While the Sharks are winning games, the Knights are going in the other direction after a very good start to the season. Young half Jack Bird has been the shining star for the Sharks and looks to have plenty of potential.

James Roberts, remember the name. Roberts scored a hat-trick for the Gold Coast Titans as they defeated the Parramatta Eels 38-16 and he looks like the fastest man in the NRL. The Titans have had many problems this season, but they are a team to keep an eye on.

In Auckland on Saturday night we celebrated Manu Vatuvei's 200th game and the Warriors weren't going to let Manu down against the Tigers. They won 32-22 with Vatuvei scoring two tries in a good performance from the Warriors as they bounced back and showed that when their big forwards are playing well, anything can happen with the talent they have in their back line.

The Manly Sea Eagles are in a bit of a slump as they lost another game against the Penrith Panthers, loosing 22-12. That was followed by the Melbourne Storm defeating the Canberra Raiders 14-0. The Raiders fought hard and are showing that they won't be the easy-beats of the NRL this season but the Storm were too good and they scored one of the best tries so far this season.

So you might have picked the Broncos to be playing well, but what about the St George Dragons? They are defending very well and are showing that they'll be a tricky team to face, while they also have Benji Marshall who is leading the way. They beat the Bulldogs 31-6 on Sunday.

On Monday night we saw two great players face off against each other with Jonathan Thurston and Greg Inglis leading their teams. The North Queensland Cowboys were too good for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, winning 30-12 and it was Thurston who was once again the best player on the field. The Cowboys are a good team, but Thurston is in great form and who knows how good they could be.