5 Games / 5 Moments

This season just continues to dazzle us with phenomenal tries and brutal big hits. In fact, our producers at NRL.com just can't get enough of them...<br><br>So much so that they've knocked up a feature which pin-points the most influential plays in every game... the turning points or match-winning moments.<br><br>So we hope you enjoy our new 'Plays of the Round' weekly feature. Check out the Round 17 feature below. Did we get it right? Would have you chosen differently?<br><br>Let us know on Facebook by <a href="http://www.facebook.com/nationalrugbyleague" target="_blank">clicking here.</a><br><b><br>Wests Tigers 16 def. Broncos 14<br>The Moment:</b> It’s rare a side does everything right, plays over the top of the opposition and still comes up short. But that’s what happened at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. In persistent rain and slippery conditions not conducive to scoring points, the ‘baby’ Broncos gave the Tigers a real bucking for 78 minutes to lead 14-12. But then, with the clock pacing down, Tigers hooker Robbie Farah took the ball one off the ruck eight metres out and chip-kicked wide for interchange centre Mitch Brown. The ball slewed off the side of Farah’s boot, causing Brown to catch it flat-footed. But he was unmarked. Brown dived into the soaked turf, his momentum sliding the ball across the line and evading the last ditch cover from Bronco Matt Gillett. Game over.<br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=853&amp;fixtureid=50020101701&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=2&amp;time=2415" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to check out this play on Game Analyser.</a><br><br><b>Bulldogs 24 def Sharks 12<br>The Moment: </b>Just what jersey number will current Eel Kris Keating don when he heads to Belmore next year? That was the pressing question after stocky yet speedy Ben Barba shredded the Sharks in the no.6 on Saturday night. The 21-year-old set the tone for the game from the outset. He kicked a 40/20 (actually a 40/10!) on the last tackle of the opening set, then chimed in on the last tackle of the ensuing set to put substitute hooker Blake Green right of the posts with a superb delayed short ball. With Keating predominantly a five-eighth, a great battle brews for the Bulldogs’ five-eighth role next year. <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=853&amp;fixtureid=50020101702&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=1&amp;time=146" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to check out this play on Game Analyser.</a><br><br><b>Roosters 22 def Raiders 12<br>The Moment: </b>If Raiders fullback Josh Dugan ever wanted to switches codes, we’d suggest he’d be a superstar playing gridiron in the NFL. The talented no.1 exhibits unequalled strength at breaking through tackles. After his regrettable 13th-minute tap-back of a Todd Carney 40/20 attempt that gifted Sam Perrett the easiest of tries and the Roosters a 10-0 lead, Dugan fielded a Carney chip kick at pace on his 20-metre line, dashed, shrugged off a defender, stumbled, regained his feet, busted through two more tacklers and powered downfield, only to be grassed by a desperate Nick Kouparitsas cover tackle two metres out. From the play-the-ball Joel Monaghan scored and the home side headed to halftime up 12-10.<br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=853&amp;fixtureid=50020101703&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=linebreak&amp;period=1&amp;time=2397" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to check out this play on Game Analyser.</a><br><br><b>Warriors 35 def Eels 6<br>The Moment: </b>It all went pear-shaped for the Eels when fullback Tom Humble threw a wild pass to no-one when about to be collared in his in-goal in the 59th minute. While he may have been looking to land it on winger Joel Reddy’s chest he in fact ballooned it dead, way over and behind his team-mate. It had consequences. His side was still in the contest at a rain-soaked Mt Smart Stadium, trailing the Warriors 12-6. But from the ensuing line dropout restart the home side put the game beyond doubt when James Maloney delivered a lovely short ball to Ukuma Ta’ai who powered through the Eels’ goal-line defence for a 10-point margin.&nbsp; <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=853&amp;fixtureid=50020101704&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=linebreak&amp;period=2&amp;time=1224" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to check out the resulting try on Game Analyser.</a><br><br><b>Panthers 12 def Dragons 8<br>The Moment: </b>All the hype surrounded Mark Gasnier’s return for the Dragons but the former Test centre provided precious little for the highlights reels. Instead, it was left to unsung former Shark David Simmons, on debut for his new club Penrith, to shine. After a shaky start under the high ball, Simmons pulled off a stunning defusal in the 44th minute, riding the back of Dragons fullback Jason Nightingale, before scoring the match-winner when leaping above winger Michael Lett to pluck a Wade Graham cross-field bomb in the in-goal. Although replays suggested Lett may have pulled off a miracle defensive effort by wrapping his arm around the ball and stopping it from hitting the in-goal-turf, video ref Chris Ward gave it the green light.<br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=853&amp;fixtureid=50020101705&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=2&amp;time=2142" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to check out this play on Game Analyser.</a><br><br>* The views in this article are the authors’ and not necessarily those of the clubs or the NRL.<br>