8 Games / 8 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 weekly 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 'Plays of the Round' feature. Check out the Round 19 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>Broncos 24 def. Titans 10</b><br><b>The Moment:</b> We’re still trying to work out why Titan Mat Rogers was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes with his side clinging to a 10-6 lead in the 52nd minute. Some sustained Titans pressure on the Broncos’ line was popped when Brisbane flier Jharal Yow Yeh snatched an intercept and raced 60 metres before being felled by Titans opposite Kevin Gordon on the Titans’ 30. Not held, he attempted to play on but was instantly hammered and grasped by Rogers, with skipper Scott Prince flopping on his team-mate for good measure. There didn’t appear too much of a delay as the players peeled off Yow Yeh, but referee Matt Cecchin saw things differently. More baffling was the fact Rogers couldn’t get to his feet before Prince did his. Maybe a case of wrong player binned? In any event, three tackles later Antonio Winterstein scored in the left corner, Corey Parker converted and the visitors were ahead for the first time in the match. <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101901&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=sinbinned&amp;period=2&amp;time=737" target="_http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101901&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=sinbinned&amp;period=2&amp;time=737">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br><br><b>Dragons 16 def. Rabbitohs 13</b><br><b>The Moment:</b> We can’t recall him being at dummy-half all year, so what made back-rower Neville Costigan seize control and push Beau Scott out of the way on tackle five with the Dragons bogged down 30 out from their line? Trailing by a point and with nine minutes left to play, the Maroons rep produced an exquisite play, albeit out of character, to snatch the game for his side. He dummied left of the ruck, feigned to run right but instead dummied and pivoted 360 degrees, sucking in a bunch of defenders before offloading to Scott. The centre then lured in winger Fetuli Talanoa with a wonderful delayed pass, before popping an offload that put unmarked winger Jason Nightingale into space down the right flank. From there it was a simple draw-and-pass to Mark Gasnier (who’d played the ball to Costigan), the no.19 loping 20 metres for the match winner. <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101902&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=linebreak&amp;period=2&amp;time=1905" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br><br><b>Warriors 13 def. Storm 6</b><br><b>The Moment:</b> The late great supercoach Jack Gibson used to call rugby league a game of inches. Storm halfback Cooper Cronk would concur with that. The no.7 narrowly failed to pull off a miracle try that, if converted, would have seen his side draw level with the Warriors at 12-all with a quarter of the game remaining. When Billy Slater put winger Matt Duffie into space down the right flank 40 metres out, Cronk waved wildly for a kick ahead. Duffie obliged, with Cronk beating Warriors winger Kevin Locke to catch the ball inches inside the deadball line and ground for what appeared to be a sensational four-pointer. But eagle-eyed video ref Bill Harrigan rewound the tape and noticed Cronk’s leading foot was on terra firma as the ball struck Duffie’s boot. A tough – but correct – call. <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101903&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=linebreak&amp;period=2&amp;time=1276" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br><br><b>Eels 34 def. Panthers 28</b><br><b>The Moment:</b> Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne had contributed a try assist and thrown the final pass for two others when he found himself under a pretty decent Luke Walsh bomb with his side up 24-22 with 15 minutes remaining. The home side’s chase wasn’t too bad either – except Hayne made it look mediocre. Fielding the pill 12 metres out, he eluded Lachlan Coote, stepped Michael Jennings, Travis Burns and a bunch of other Panthers. Thirteen seconds later he was planting the ball over the opposition try line. The Hayne Train? More like the Jarryd Juggernaut.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101904&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=linebreak&amp;period=2&amp;time=1616" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br><br><b>Sea Eagles 48 def. Sharks 18</b><br><b>The Moment:</b> The second of Anthony Watmough’s three tries in this embarrassing carve-up illustrated why the Manly back-rower is the most devastating hole-puncher in the business when he’s on song. But Watmough received plenty of help from a well-constructed decoy move executed to perfection. With the visitors up 10-0 after just 12 minutes, hooker Matt Ballin danced sideways out of dummy-half, first dummying to inside decoy Kieran Foran, then Josh Perry, before picking up Watmough third time lucky on the inside (as fullback Ben Farrar further confounded when wrapping around as an outside decoy). The move was too dazzling for the Sharks’ defence, with Paul Gallen Paul Aiton and Luke Douglas all left wrong-footed and with handfuls of nothing. <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101905&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=1&amp;time=789" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br><b><br>Raiders 52 def. Knights 18</b><br><b>The Moment: </b>Newcastle coach Rick Stone must have had an inkling his side was in for a bad afternoon when Raiders prop David Shillington played playmaker to orchestrate the first of his side’s nine tries after just 90 seconds. Shillington hoisted a left-foot, last-tackle bomb from 20 metres out; fullback Josh Dugan swooped through to beat Kurt Gidley to the ball, catching it on the full to start 78 minutes of pretty much non-stop celebrations at Canberra Stadium. It was just the second time Shillington had put the Steeden to boot in 2010. <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101906&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=1&amp;time=94" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br>&nbsp; <br><b>Roosters 36 def. Bulldogs 32</b><br><b>The Moment:</b> If their first three games together as a halves combination for the Roosters are any measure, Mitchell Pearce and Todd Carney are set to become the NRL benchmark. The duo are already displaying an uncanny understanding of each other’s games, as evidenced by Carney’s try from a Pearce grubber kick when the Roosters led 12-10 after 23 minutes. Tri-colours hooker Jake Friend set the wheels in motion putting Pearce into space 40 metres out. The no.7 pinned his ears back but when it appeared he would be swamped by four cover defenders near the 10-metre line, he stabbed ahead – with Carney getting a dream bounce for a wonderful four-pointer. The Dogs’ defence didn’t see the kick coming, but Carney did. Via telepathy, perhaps? <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101907&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=1&amp;time=1427" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br><br><b>Wests Tiger 26 def. Cowboys 16</b><br><b>The Moment: </b>Benji Marshall may have had a shocker with the boot, kicking just one from five goals on the night, but there was nothing wrong with his X-Blades when it came to open spaces. There were still two minutes left for the Cowboys to draw level as they mounted an attacking raid 20 metres out. But a turnover saw Tigers back-rower Liam Fulton offload to Marshall, who hit the afterburners to jink and race 70 metres down-field to put the game to bed. A real twinkle-toes show. <br><br><a href="http://www.nrl.com/gameAnalyser/tabId/10910/default.aspx?seasonID=240?seasonid=240&amp;roundid=855&amp;fixtureid=50020101908&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=2&amp;time=2439" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to watch this play now.</a><br><br><i>* The views in this article are the authors’ and not necessarily those of the clubs or the NRL.</i>