Round 6

Panthers v Broncos: Premiers unchanged; Jensen in for Haas

An eight-point loss in round six and a six-point loss in round 19 ranked as two of the Broncos' best showings in a season which saw them win just seven games on their way to finishing 14th.

Hopes were high of a new dawn at Red Hill in 2022 with Adam Reynolds and Kurt Capewell joining a roster that already boasted Payne Haas and Kotoni Staggs but three straight losses have taken the shine off a promising 2-0 start.

Rabbitohs v Bulldogs: Taaffe in for Mitchell; Patolo set to start

The Rabbitohs had beaten the Bulldogs in the 2014 grand final just six months earlier so the Good Friday 2015 game presented Graham and his men with a shot at redemption.

A controversial late penalty goal handed the Rabbitohs an 18-17 win and left the Bulldogs seething and it's fair to say the bad blood between the teams still lingers, as evidenced by last year's fiery clash which ended with Souths winning on the scoreboard but losing Cody Walker and Keaon Koloamatangi to suspension.

Cowboys come back from horror start to stun Raiders

The Raiders cracked the Cowboys at the first opportunity, with Tom Starling darting through a huge hole to cross under the posts untouched just three minutes into the contest. 

Jordan Rapana crossed in the 15th minute off a lovely Corey Harawira-Naera tap-on and it could have been an ugly scorecard had Elliott Whitehead not spilled an attacking Jack Wighton grubber in the Cowboys' in-goal 10 minutes after that. 

Raiders v Cowboys: Savage into 17; Hess back from injury

Such are the vagaries of the draw that they are meeting for the second time inside the first six weeks, the Cowboys proving far too strong in Townsville in round two.

The Cowboys are coming off a golden point heartbreaker against the Warriors while the Raiders were run ragged by a potent Storm outfit 30-16, the fourth game in a row they have conceded more than 20 points.

Defence is sure to be a key focus for Ricky Stuart this week as the Raiders look to put the clamps on a dangerous Cowboys side capable of producing some scintillating attack on their day.

Wigmen thrash Vipers

The Wigmen hit the lead in the first five minutes after Clyde Name dived over on the wing.

The Vipers were able to hit back just before the break when centre Lawrence Kuso scored.

However, the kick from Maxwell Doriga was unsuccessful, leaving the score at half-time at 6-4.

Poor ball handling in the second half from the Vipers meant more possession for their opponents.

The Wigmen made the Vipers pay dearly, scoring twice in ten minutes through Standford Talita and Paul Karbi.

This brought the score to 16-4.