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This season just continues to dazzle us with phenomenal tries and brutal big hits. In fact, our producers at 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 Finals Week One feature below. Did we get it right? Would have you chosen differently?<br><br>Let us know on Facebook by <a href="" target="_blank">clicking here.</a><br><b><br>Titans 28 def. Warriors 16</b><br><b>The Moment: </b>The drums were beating loudly for the Titans as the rampaging Warriors stole all the momentum during an incisive second-half comeback. They clawed back from a 22-6 halftime deficit, firstly through a 47th-minute try to Joel Moon, then a Manu Vatuvei steamroller in the 60th minute that bridged the scoreline to 24-16. From the restart the Warriors pounded downfield and sent up a towering bomb for the left flank on the last tackle. Vatuvei leapt and batted the ball backwards for what looked like more pressure – before Titans stand-in fullback William Zillman out-hustled the opposition to steal possession on his 30-metre line. He may have had a mixed bag for the Titans, making an atrocious five errors on the night, but Zillman’s dedication on this occasion more than made up for his blemishes as he wrestled back the ascendancy for his side.&nbsp; <br><br><a href=";roundid=905&amp;fixtureid=50020102701&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=2&amp;time=1192">CLICK HERE to see Manu's try followed by Zillman's big play.</a><br><br><b>Roosters 19 def. Wests Tigers 15</b><br><b>The Moment: </b>Shaun Kenny-Dowall’s 100th-minute try may have won the Roosters the game and kept their 2010 season alive, but they really owe their finals victory to Braith Anasta. The tri-colours’ inspirational captain figured three pivotal times in the vital two plays after Frank-Paul Nuuausala seized the ball for the Chooks at the base of the Wests Tigers scrum with 25 seconds on the clock. First, he deftly picked up a wobbly Anthony Minichiello pass from dummy-half on the half-volley (when a knock-on would have meant curtains). From the next play-the-ball he quickly sent the attack down the left edge, while wrapping around and positioning himself deep for one last throw of the dice. It’s clear Anasta’s plan was to go to the air high and wide – he signals as much – but then he dropped ball onto boot 32 metres out and nailed a towering one-pointer that will be talked about for as long as the game is played.<br><br><a href=";roundid=905&amp;fixtureid=50020102702&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=fieldgoal&amp;period=2&amp;time=2721">CLICK HERE to see one of the greatest high-pressure field goals of all time.</a><br><br><b>Raiders 24 def. Panthers 22</b><br><b>The Moment: </b>This game went try for try before Raiders winger Reece Robinson fractured the sequence two minutes after halftime for a 24-12, two-try lead for the visitors. But chalk all kudos up to a dream 15-metre spiral pass from Green Machine fullback Josh Dugan, who chimed in on a second-man play from a scrum on the right edge 40 metres out to put Robinson away down the left touchline. He then stepped the three-man defensive cover to score. The Panthers’ gamble on substituting fullback Michael Gordon with the more reliable Luke Lewis in the defensive line (Gordon packed into the scrum at lock) backfired; still, the No.1 did a huge job to race across to assist, albeit all too late.<br><br><a href=";roundid=905&amp;fixtureid=50020102703&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=2&amp;time=131">CLICK HERE to see Dugan's special effort as the Raiders gained the ascendancy.</a><br><br><b>Dragons 28 def. Sea Eagles 0</b><br><b>The Moment:</b> It was the moment all Dragons fans have been waiting for: Mark Gasnier piercing the opposition backline with a trademark right-foot step, pinning the ears back and outsprinting the chasers to score from long range. After a quiet time since his return to the NRL in Round 17, Gaz let loose against the Sea Eagles; in addition to his 85-metre scoot in the 72nd minute for the Dragons final points – his second-longest try in a decade in the NRL – he also set up Matt Cooper’s record-breaking 101st try for the Red V with a jink and offload. Yep, he’s back. <br><br><a href=";roundid=905&amp;fixtureid=50020102704&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=linebreak&amp;period=2&amp;time=2101">CLICK HERE to see Gasnier's 85m try in front of a frenzied Red V army.</a><br><a href=";roundid=905&amp;fixtureid=50020102704&amp;videoquality=1&amp;type=try&amp;period=2&amp;time=1614"><b><br>CLICK HERE to see Gasnier create Cooper's 101st try for the Dragons.</b></a><br>
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