NRL Snapshot: Round 20

NRL Snapshot: Round 20

The highlights, key points, reports and injury and suspension news from all the weekend's Round 20 NRL Telstra Premiership matches.‌

Broncos v Bulldogs

A devastating seven-minute period midway through the second half helped Brisbane move into second position on the Telstra Premiership ladder and cast further doubt on Canterbury's finals aspirations with a 42-12 win at Suncorp Stadium

Injuries: No major injuries.

JudiciaryDanny Fualalo (Dangerous throw).

Match report: Broncos hammer hapless Bulldogs
Broncos v Bulldogs: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights


Roosters v Knights

The Roosters found their groove late to claim a scrappy 28-4 win over a brave Knights side that belied their lowly ranking to match it with the competition heavyweights for the full 80 minutes. 

InjuriesChanel Mata'utia (concussion).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Roosters ease past Newcastle
Roosters v Knights: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights


‌Sharks v Rabbitohs

Cronulla celebrated the 300-game milestone of veteran Luke Lewis with a much-needed 26-12 win in front of their home fans at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Friday night.

The win was classic Sharks – gritty, rarely pretty, but marked by a refusal to back down and an uncanny ability to find points when they needed them.

Injuries: Sam Burgess (ribs).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Sharks win in Lewis's 300th
Sharks v Rabbitohs: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

‌Panthers v Titans

The Panthers were slow out of the blocks but clicked into gear in the second half, keeping the pressure on the top eight with a win over the Titans.

Injuries: Konrad Hurrell (leg), Matt Moylan (hamstring).

Judiciary: Solomone Kata (dangerous contact - other).

Match report: Panthers beat in-form Titans
Panthers v Titans: Five key points

Watch: Match highlights

‌Raiders v Storm

Melbourne left the nation's capital with two competition points but the result could come at a cost, with Cameron Smith and Billy Slater both injured in the narrow victory over Canberra. 

Injuries: Cameron Smith (pec), Billy Slater (concussion).

Judiciary: Iosia Soliola (dangerous contract - head/neck), Jordan Rapana (shoulder charge).

Match report: Storm lose Smith and Slater in Raiders win
Raiders v Storm: Five key points

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‌Cowboys v Warriors

The Warriors battled hard but the Cowboys effectively ended the Auckland side's finals hopes with a 24-12 win on Saturday night. 

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary: Solomone Kata (dangerous contact - other).

Match report: Cowboys scrape past Warriors
Cowboys v Warriors: Five key points

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‌Dragons v Sea Eagles

The Dragons have survived a ferocious second-half fightback to defeat the Sea Eagles 52-22 in a huge boost to their top-eight hopes.

Injuries: Joel Thompson (ankle, pre-game), Euan Aitken (shoulder/arm).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Points galore as Dragons thump Manly
Dragons v Sea Eagles: Five key points

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‌Wests Tigers v Eels

Parramatta have edged tantalisingly close to their first finals appearance since 2009 with a highly entertaining 17-16 win over Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium.

Injuries: Clint Gutherson (knee).

Judiciary: Luke Brooks (tripping).

Match report: Eels clinch thrilling win over Tigers
Wests Tigers v Eels: Five key points

Watch: Match highlights