ROOSTERS STORM AHEAD WITH RABBITOHS IN TOP 4 AND TIGERS TRAILING WAY BACK
Despite the Roosters suffering early injuries they have shown a depth of quality to give them every chance of achieving back-to-back premierships.
Having survived the best that Melbourne Storm could muster the Roosters got the golden point from a brilliant Sitili Tupouniua run.
Latrell Mitchell kept his cool and expertly slotted the one-pointer in the first minute of golden point to seal victory.
Mitchell is the League’s star centre and got the measure of the Melbourne defence as well as the field goal golden-point.
Cooper Cronk had the last laugh after leaving the Storm claiming two points.
South Sydney have had to scrap to win, but win they did without the Inglis factor. Souths are building and confidence is rising that the Rabbitohs will hold a top 4 position.
They won the Good Friday grind after going scoreless second half.
But defend they did magnificently after losing fullback Nick Meaney for the majority of the second half with a severe laceration to his finger.
Will Hopoate went to the back and Corey Harawira-Naera, who had passed an concussion test during the break, went to right centre.
Coach Wayne Bennett will have to find ways to keep the Rabbitohs flame burning.
Wests had the big moment of playing at the first Bankwest Stadium event and lost easily to Parramatta.
The Eels best Wests at the new rugby league arena to the tune of 51-6.
What a way to Christen the $300 million, 30,000-seat stadium.
And, in front of 29,047 fans, the Ells took the Tigers apart.
Was it the energy of the arena coming from the steep grandstands to the field? Or was it the tunnel full of supporters and members when both teams run out onto the field?
Wests lost Robbie Farah who lasted just nine minutes having to leave the field after taking a heavy head knock.
Clearly he was concussed at the time straight after the incident. Luke Garner also left the arena due to a head knock.
The first try to Moses began 16 minutes of excitement with the Eels scoring five tries to rush to leap out to a 30-point lead.
Moses then contributed a chip kick that found a Brad Takairangi. And then the onslaught of Michael Jennings bagging the next two tries before Jaeman Salmon crossed over the line to make it 30-0.
The Tigers grabbed back on try but the match was over.