nrl roundup

Townsville Bulletin - - Sports -

round one

SYD­NEY ROOST­ERS 40 ( T Sy­monds 2 B Anasta J Leilua A Minichiello F Nu­uausala S Per­rett tries B Anasta 6 goals) bt SOUTH SYD­NEY 29 ( G Inglis N Mer­ritt E Pet­ty­bourne C Sandow J Sut­ton tries C Sandow 4 goals C Sandow field goal) at Syd­ney Foot­ball Sta­dium. Ref­eree: Tony Archer, Alan Shor­tall.

NORTH QUEENS­LAND 16 ( M Bani J Tamou W Tupou tries J Thurston 2 goals) bt BRIS­BANE 14 ( D Ga­gai J Reed J Yow Yeh tries C Parker goal) at Sun­corp Sta­dium. Ref­eree: Shayne Hayne, Ger­ard Sut­ton. Crowd: 45,119.

PAR­RA­MATTA 24 ( L Burt 2 J Hayne J Rob­son tries L Burt 4 goals L Burt field goal) bt NZ WAR­RIORS 18 ( J Ropati 2 L Brown tries J Maloney 3 goals) at Eden Park. Ref­eree: Steve Lyons, Chris James. Crowd: 38,405.

MEL­BOURNE 18 ( M Duffie D Nielsen C Stan­ley tries C Smith 3 goals) bt MANLY 6 ( M Robert­son try J Lyon goal) at AAMI Park. Ref­eree: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Reynolds. Crowd: 14,651.

ST GE­ORGE ILLAWARRA 25 ( D Boyd 2 B Creagh N Fien tries J Soward 4 goals J Soward 2 field goals) bt GOLD COAST 16 ( A Har­ri­son S Michaels S Ta­gataese tries S Prince 2 goals) at Skilled Park. Ref­eree: Jared Maxwell, Phil Haines. Crowd: 21,709.

CAN­BERRA 40 ( J Cro­ker S Fen­som B Fer­gu­son J Mc­Crone J Picker D Tilse D

Vi­dot tries J Cro­ker 6 goals) bt CRONULLA 12 ( L Dou­glas N Gard­ner tries J Wil­liams 2 goals) at Can­berra Sta­dium. Ref­eree: Adam Dev­cich, Ash­ley Klein. Crowd: 13,450.

NEW­CAS­TLE 42 ( J Sau 2 K Gi­d­ley B Henry M Hilder J Mullen A Uate tries W

Naiqama 4 K Gi­d­ley 3 goals) bt PEN­RITH 8 ( L Coote try M Gor­don 2 goals) at Pen­rith Sta­dium. Ref­eree: Ben Cum­mins, Tony De Las Heras. Crowd: 12,431.

they said it

‘‘ It didn’t cost us the game, but it was crit­i­cal. ( The mar­gin) went from seven points to 13 points along with a lot of mo­men­tum.’’ Ti­tans coach JOHN CARTWRIGHT on the ref­eree im­ped­ing Gold Coast full­back Wil­liam Zill­man

man of the round

Schem­ing Cow­boys half­back JOHNATHAN THURSTON put on a play­mak­ing mas­ter­class as North Queens­land stunned the Bron­cos on Fri­day night.

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