The Manly Sea Eagles have secured their second win of the season with a grinding win over the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.
The goal kicking performance of Kurt Aldridge proved to be the difference with both teams scoring three tries, which included a Michael Chee Kam double for the Sea Eagles.
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 18 (M Chee Kam 2, M Rudolph tries; K Aldridge 3 goals) bt Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 14 (J Mclnally 2, T Tasi tries; L Dodd 1 goal)
Illawarra Cutters 24 (C Runciman, Y Kiti Glymin, S Wakeman, K Keating tries; T Cranston 2, S Crook 2 goals) bt Wests Tigers 14 (T Moltzen, K Rowe, M Lodge tries; J Drinkwater goal)
SUMMARY: It was a performance unseen from the Cutters in 2015 with a 24-14 victory over the Wests Tigers by far their most convincing display this season. A resilient defensive effort laid the foundation in a match that the Cutters always looked in control.
Mounties 24 (J Ahearn, J Hawkins, M Cronin, J McCrone tries; M Cornish 4 goals) bt Newtown Jets 8 (D Wells, B Ayshford tries)
SUMMARY: In the anticipated match of the round, the Mount Pritchard Mounties continued their perfect start to 2015 with a dramatic win over the Newtown Jets. Halves pairing Josh McCrone and Mitch Cornish starred for the Mounties, who were only leading 10-8 with 10 minutes remaining but ran in 14 late unanswered points.
Penrith Panthers 34 (W Smith, D Simmons, E Aiono, N Akeripa, B Attwood, S Scarlett tries; Smith 5 goals) bt NZ Warriors 20 (D Fusitu'a 2, G Fisiiahi, K Maumalo tries; A Pewhairangi 2 goals)
SUMMARY: Penrith overcame a slow start to run out 34-20 winners over the New Zealand Warriors in an entertaining game. After trialling 16-6 just before the break, Penrith’s Will Smith took control of the game, scoring one try, setting up another and converting five goals for a personal haul of 14 points.
Newcastle Knights 25 (J Mamo, C Mata'utia, C Tuimavave, J Feeney tries; D Kerr 3, C Redman goals; Feeney field goal) bt Wentworthville 22 (B Crooks 2, F Goodall, R Matterson tries; L Kelly 3 goals)
SUMMARY: The Newcastle Knights consolidated their position in the top eight with a thrilling 25-22 win over Wentworthville at Hunter Stadium. Trailing 22-12 with a dozen minutes to play, the Knights galloped home courtesy of two late tries and a Jaelen Feeney field goal.
North Sydney Bears 32 (J Olive 2, J Roberts, S Manuleleua, M Hyland, A Gray tries; D Nicholls 4 goals) bt Wyong Roos 4 (B Leslie try)
SUMMARY: Under a new coach and new-look halves, the North Sydney Bears looked like a different team against the Wyong Roos. Coming into the game with just one win for the season, the Bears piled on six tries to one thanks to impressive performances by Cody Walker and Darren Nicholls.
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