Round 6

Round 6 Upsets

At the Sir Danny Leahy Oval, 10th place Goroka Lahanis put a 2nd half powerhouse performance to shoot down the more fancied Port Moresby Vipers 46-22 at fulltime.

In Minj, home team Waghi Tumbe was able to avenge last week's loss to PRK Mendi Muruks with a massive upset win over defending premiers Lae Tigers 16-6. At least Tumbe was able to take some revenge from last year's Digicel cup grand final loss.

Hastings field goal sinks Eels in Easter Monday classic

Hastings slotted the monster kick and ran another 30 metres to celebrate as the Wests Tigers secured their first win of the season in front of over 28,000 on Easter Monday.

With scores locked at 20-20 with 10 minutes to play, Hastings had a five-minute period to forget, knocking back two chances at a field goal to come up with no result on the last play.

However, the 26-year-old turned hero on the stroke of full-time with his strike stunning the Eels, who were poor by their usual standards in such a big game.

Dragons snap four-game losing streak with win over Knights

Lomax broke a 16-16 deadlock with two minutes left on the clock before the Dragons kept the ball alive on the last on the stroke of full-time with Feagai crossing for his second of the afternoon in the win.

It was an enthralling encounter between the two clubs, who were equally as desperate to turn their early season form around after sluggish starts.

The Dragons enjoyed 56 percent of possession in the opening half to set up an 8-0 lead but didn't have it all their way with Newcastle repelling their attack and hitting the lead midway through the second half.

Second half burst guides Roosters to win over Warriors

On a day the Roosters were celebrating their 2002 premiership victory with a host of old boys in the stands, the Tricolours weren't at their convincing best but did enough in the second half to secure the two competition points.

The Warriors shot out of the blocks early in the contest to set up an 8-0 lead with Addin Fonua-Blake busting the line to earn his side a penalty goal before Edward Kosi finished off a backline movement on the left edge inside 15 minutes.

Munster magic leads Storm to win over Sharks

With Ryan Papenhuyzen, Justin Olam and Nelson Asofa-Solomona also playing starring roles the Storm looked every bit a premiership contender while the Sharks could also take plenty of positives out of the game.

After Nicho Hynes had opened the scoring with a penalty goal it was Olam posting the first try of the night in the 21st minute after Munster had created space on the left with a superb cut-out pass to Nick Meaney who found his centre back on the inside.

Sea Eagles hold off late Titans charge to make it four straight

Cherry-Evans and Foran had two try assists and three line break assists between them while the skipper's kicking game tormented the Titans' back three all night.

In front of a raucous home crowd of 16,220 it was Cherry-Evans who got the ball rolling in the 12th minute with a deft grubber for Haumole Olakau'atu to score.

The lead was doubled 10 minutes later when Jake Trbojevic and Kieran Foran combined on the left edge to give Reuben Garrick a saloon passage to the line.

Storm v Sharks: Jesse Bromwich out; Nikora, Katoa late withdrawals

Expects Cronulla's ex-Storm stars Dale Finucane and Nicho Hynes to be well and truly up for this one against their former teammates, with each enjoying terrific starts to the year in terms of their personal and team form. 

The Storm have won their past two matches by a combined 74-16 since their golden point loss to the Eels in round three.

Meanwhile the Sharks, since a last-gasp loss to the Raiders in round one followed by stealing a late win against the Eels in round two, haven't looked like losing since. 

Sea Eagles v Titans: Taupau ruled out; Kelly rejoins backline

Stand-in fullback Reuben Garrick got the job done for a Manly side that easily accounted for a disappointing Knights outfit.

The Titans had a more eventful evening, luckily dodging a couple of sin-bins as well as a now-infamous pitch invader, eventually going down 26-20 at home to the Eels after a high-scoring four-point loss to the same side in round one. 

Six of the best: Panthers down Broncos to remain unbeaten

With Scott Sorensen playing a starring role from the bench and Api Koroisau controlling the ruck the Panthers kicked away in the second half to rack up their 20th win on the trot at home.

A confident start by the Broncos was rewarded with first points in the 11th minute when Tesi Niu crossed after Kotoni Staggs left Izack Tago and Jarome Luai in his wake before offloading to his fullback.

The Panthers clicked into gear in the 21st minute when Luai beat a couple of defenders on his way to the line and scores were level at 6-6.

Cook lands the try-fecta as Rabbitohs down Bulldogs

Cook's triple treat and a double to winger Alex Johnston were the cornerstone of the Rabbitohs' third win of the season.

In the early stages it was the Bulldogs doing all the attacking and they opened the scoring in the 15th minute when halfback Kyle Flanagan delivered a perfectly timed pass over the top for Brent Naden to cross in the right hand corner. The halfback's sideline conversion made it 6-0.

Six minutes later the Bulldogs threatened to extend their lead but Braidon Burns was held up over the line.