NRL Snapshot: Round 24

NRL Snapshot: Round 24

All the key talking points, reports, highlights and injury and judiciary news from the NRL Telstra Premiership in Round 24.

Eels v Titans

The Parramatta Eels cruised into the NRL top four - temporarily at least - with a 30-8 win over an understrength Gold Coast Titans side at ANZ Stadium. 

Injuries: John Olive (elbow), Anthony Don (face cut), Bevan French (hamstring).

Judiciary: Manu Ma'u (shoulder charge).

Match report: Eels back on track after thumping Titans
Eels v Titans: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

Rabbitohs v Warriors

Alex Johnston scored a hat-trick but left the field with a hamstring injury late on as the Rabbitohs continued their late-season run with a big win over the Warriors. 

Injuries: Alex Johnston (hamstring), Kieran Foran (back), Jacob Lillyman (biceps).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Rabbitohs roll on against Warriors
Rabbitohs v Warriors: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

Broncos v Dragons

An injury-hit Dragons side now have it all to do to make the finals after going down to the Broncos in Brisbane on Friday night. 

Injuries: Tevita Pangai Jnr (hamstring), Euan Aitken (shoulder).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Broncos dent Dragons' finals hopes
Broncos v Dragons: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

Knights v Storm

Melbourne rested Cooper Cronk but his young replacement Brodie Croft scored a hat-trick in his absence as the Storm thumped Newcastle 44-12 on Saturday. 

Injuries: Brock Lamb (knee), Sione Mata'utia (head knock)

Judiciary

Match report: Croft-inspired Storm thump Knights
Knights v Storm: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

Roosters v Wests Tigers

The Sydney Roosters were given an almighty scare but managed to snatch a hard-fought 22-18 win over the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.  

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (dangerous contact), David Nofoaluma (dangerous contact)

Match report: Roosters escape with win over Tigers
Roosters v Wests Tigers: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

Cowboys v Sharks

They weren't at their best but the Cronulla Sharks did enough to clinch a 26-16 win over a Cowboys side that was again hit hard by injuries on Saturday night.

Injuries: Kalyn Ponga (arm), John Asiata (arm)

Judiciary: Wade Graham (careless high tackle), James Maloney (tripping)

Match report: Sharks overpower injury-hit Cowboys
Cowboys v Sharks: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

Raiders v Panthers

Penrith exacted revenge for their 2016 finals exit by putting an end to Canberra's late finals charge with a 26-22 victory over the Raiders in a seesawing contest at GIO Stadium.

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary

Match report: Late Panthers try seals Raiders fate
Raiders v Panthers: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights

Bulldogs v Sea Eagles

Canterbury stunned Manly with a 30-16 win at ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon with fullback Will Hopoate – who last year didn't even play Sundays – putting in a virtuoso performance.

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary

Match report: Bulldogs thump lethargic Sea Eagles
Bulldogs v Sea Eagles: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights