2015 Season Review: Round 5

Strap yourself in as NRL.com takes a look back at the season that's been; including our most viewed content on a round-to-round basis.

Round 5 Results

Rabbitohs 18 defeated Bulldogs 17
Broncos 26 defeated Titans 16
Raiders 29 defeated Sea Eagles 16
Dragons 13 defeated Knights 0  
Sharks 20 defeated Roosters 12 
Wests Tigers 22 defeated Eels 6
Storm 30 defeated Warriors 14
Cowboys 30 defeated Panthers 10

The grand final rematch between South Sydney and the Bulldogs on Good Friday clash was one of, if not the, most controversial games of the season. A penalty against James Graham after a charge down on Adam Reynolds in the dying moments turned the game, with the fallout seeing David Klemmer sin-binned for dissent and Bryson Goodwin kicking the match-winning penalty goal. On top of that Graham, Klemmer and Sam Kasiano were all suspended in the aftermath while Tim Lafai, Brett Morris, Issac Luke and Reynolds were all injured by the end of the match. Meanwhile the Knights' undefeated start to the year ended abruptly against the Dragons in terrible Newcastle conditions. Three games headlined Easter Monday with Tiger Pat Richards stealing the show with a spectacular try-assisting kick to James Tedesco to seal his team's win over Parramatta. Rookie Shark Jack Bird emerged as a genuine star too after leading his team to an upset victory over the Roosters.

Top five stories:

1. 'Rabbitohs win controversial thriller' by Matt Encarnacion 

2. 'Bulldogs players, fans face possible sanctions' by Chris Kennedy 

3. 'Bulldogs v Rabbitohs: Five Key Points' by Matt Encarnacion 

4. 'Graham facing five-match ban/Burgess cleared at NRL judiciary' by AAP writers 

5. 'Hasler apologises for unruly crowd behaviour' by Matt Encarnacion 

Top three videos:

1. Bulldogs v Rabbitohs highlights 

2. Knights v Dragons highlights 

3. Sea Eagles v Raiders highlights 


NRL Telstra Premiership ladder after Round 5