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NRL Round 16 Review

In round 16 of the Telstra Premiership over the weekend, the Sea Eagles have come a long way, since the beginning of the competition.

After their 35-18 win yesterday over the Sharks, they are now sitting 4th on the points ladder.

And with the season’s end drawing near, it has now become a tit for tat business with the competition leaders as Roosters scraped off a winning finish with 25 points to Storms’ 24.

In Friday night football, the Bulldogs did not put up much fight as the Warriors downed them 21 – 14.

With the home ground advantage, the Warriors maintained possession throughout the 80 minutes.

Though the Bulldogs were worn out before the buzzer went, giving Roger Tuivasa-Sheck the opportunity to touch down in the remaining six minutes, and the New Zealand outfit, a try’s lead to the Dog’s 2.

And on Saturday Jarryd Hayne’s mixed performance for the Blues on Wednesday night was all but a tale when he guided the Gold Coast Titans to a 26-14 victory over the Wests Tigers.

The fullback sparked a second-half onslaught with two tries and an assist in 10 minutes that sent the Tigers scrambling.

Esan Marsters, Sauaso Sue and David Lofoaluma’s tries plus Tui Lolohea’s goal was not enough to revive the scoreboard for the Tigers as Hayne kept the ball rolling till full-time.

Meanwhile the Cowboys stole a late 14-12 win over the Panthers when Ethan Lowe made a stunning clutch kick that put the Cowboys in the lead in the dying minutes.

A last minute effort from the panthers only resulted in a knock on, as the Cowboys defended their two points lead.

And Skipper Gareth Widdop was the star player for the Dragons yesterday when he orchestrated five unanswered first half tries against the Newcastle Knights.

The 33 – 28 comes as they fight to stay in the top 8, as they are now sixth on the ladder, seeing as they started out on top.

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