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Strap yourself in as takes a look back at the season that was, including our most viewed content on a round-to-round basis.

Round 3 Results:
Bulldogs 16 defeated Sea Eagles 12 
Broncos 44 defeated Cowboys 22 
Warriors 29 defeated Eels 16 
Dragons 22 defeated Raiders 20
Storm 36 defeated Sharks 18 
Rabbitohs 20 defeated Wests Tigers 6 
Knights 20 defeated Titans 18 
Roosters 20 defeated Panthers 12 

The Rabbitohs' perfect start to 2015 continued with a comfortable win over the Wests Tigers, with bookmakers opening markets on when the reigning premiers' first loss would come. Surprisingly Souths were joined atop the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder by an undefeated Newcastle. Meanwhile eventual premiers North Queensland sat on the bottom rung of the ladder after starting the season with three straight losses, having been thumped by 22 points by Brisbane. The Cowboys looked set to be joined at the bottom of the ladder by the Dragons, but after struggling badly against the Raiders the Red V somehow produced a miraculous comeback victory – much to the unhappiness of Canberra coach Ricky Stuart.

Top five stories:

1. 'Barba facing three week ban' by staff writers

2. 'Sea Eagles v Bulldogs preview' by Joe Riordan 

3. 'Fullbacks on fire in the NRL' by Andrew Voss 

4. 'Broncos destroy disappointing Cowboys' by Matt Harris 

5. 'Round 2 Team of the Week' by Jack Brady 

Top three videos:

1. Broncos v Cowboys highlights 

2. Raiders v Dragons highlights 

3. Warriors v Eels highlights 

NRL Telstra Premiership ladder after Round 3

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