Versus Round 22: The Verdict
With Round 22 almost in the revision mirror NRL.com takes a look back at last week's head-to-head battles on Versus.
Jharal Yow Yeh v Manu Vatuvei
While the Broncos escaped with a one-point last minute victory over their New Zealanders and gained a nice little step up on the competition ladder, it was the Beast who stood tall in the Versus arena.
Manu was never challenged by his younger and faster rival, leading from the kick-off and finishing in front by a strong 30% margin. Unfortunately for Yow Yeh, his Versus debut couldn’t deliver the same impact as his first grade debut.
Current Voting: Manu Vatuvei 65% v Jharal Yow Yeh 35%
Wests Tigers v Dragons
With the way this battle unfolded some might think that Sheens and Bennett were logged onto NRL.com during the game trying to get their team in front in the votes.
The Dragons took a small leading margin into the Friday night block buster but as the scoreboard changed, so too did the Versus match-up. When Marshall delivered his final pass to Lawrence of Leumeah, in a move that finished with a match-winning try to Beau Ryan, the Dragons' chances of taking victory disappeared.
Now with four loses in a row, master coach Bennett and the Red V army need to re-group and prepare for their next Versus battle...
Current Voting: Wests Tigers 54% v Dragons 46%
Ben Barba v Matt Bowen
With Johnathan Thurston still watching from the sidelines, Matty Bowen knew it was up to him to steady the ship and send his Bulldogs counterpart back to Sydney with an empty bag. Unfortunately for Bowen a victory on the Versus match-up didn’t translate to two points on the competition ladder.
It was all one way traffic for this battle, with Barba trying hard but unable to catch the Queensland dynamo who lead the voting from the beginning.
Current Voting: Matt Bowen 64% v Ben Barba 34%
Reggie v Sparky
So we move to the final battle of the round, and with time still left on the clock this battle is far from over. Reggie currently has the upper hand, but Sparky has been known to come alive when the stadium lights turn on.
Current Voting: Reggie Rabbit 59% v Sparky the Eel 41%
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