Monday 2 August 2010

NRL Results Round 21 Review + Video Highlights + NRL Tweet Game Notes - 2010 NRL Premiership

Here are The NRL Tweet's Game Reviews & Video Highlights from Round 21 of the 2010 NRL Premiership.
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|=| How about those Sydney Roosters?

Just when it seemed like the Dragons stingy defence was going to dominate the regular season once more... along come the Roosters and their star playmaking trio and turn this competition on its head.

Mitchell Aubusson about break Parramatta's line for the opening try.
If you saw the Roosters tear the Eels apart on Saturday Night and then watched St.George-Illawarra's impotent display against Brisbane - is there any question as to which team looks more capable of winning the competition in 2010?

Now that's not to say the Dragons cannot win the premiership - their position atop the NRL ladder speaks volumes for how good they've been throughout the season - but when you use the words 'win the competition' you are looking for the qualities in a team that can beat other teams by taking the big moments when they come.

St.George-Illawarra had plenty of those moments in their loss to the Broncos (who were faily average themselves) and came up with didly, yet the Roosters faced Parramatta's Hayne Train and had the game all but won at halftime with some scintillating football. The Roosters then came out in the 2nd half and kept pouring on the pain in front of a sell out crowd at Parramatta Stadium.

Darius Boyd & St.George-Illawarra had no answer for Brisbane's defence.
The point is - the Roosters had points in them and promptly blew the Eels away. The Dragons couldn't find any points in them and were beaten by a Brisbane team that did nothing special at all.

Are the Dragons done in 2010? No. But have the Sydney Roosters shown us in the past three weeks that they have the big play ability to win the competition? Absolutely.

In Top 8 News - Losses by South Sydney & Parramatta allowed the Brisbane Broncos to push their way into the Top 8, while Canberra's loss to Melbourne has all but ended the Raiders season. Canterbury remain a mathematical chance but like Canberra will have to win all 5 remaining games and rely on teams ahead of them losing nearly as many. St.George-Illawarra's lead at the top of the Minor Premiership was cut to just 2 points with the Panthers, Roosters & Tigers moving to 28 points in a clear cut Top 4. The Titans moved to 5th after beating the Warriors, while the Sea Eagles let a golden chance to keep pressure on the Top 4 after being humbled by the Knights in Newcastle.

Here are the rest of the results, game highlights and notes from Round 21 of the 2010 NRL Premiership.

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Friday @ ANZ Stadium
Friday @ CUA Stadium
Saturday @ Parramatta Stadium
Saturday @ Leichhardt Oval
Sunday @ Mt Smart Stadium
Sunday @ AAMI Stadium
Sunday @ Suncorp Stadium
Monday @ EnergyAustralia Stadium
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Voting has gone into 'secrecy' from Round 21 onwards... here is the ladder after 20 Rounds.
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|=| NRL ROUND 21 REVIEW |=| July 30-August 2, 2010 |=|
|=| Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 32:
B Goodwin, S Turner, C Armit, L Patten, J Morris Tries; B Goodwin 6/6 Goals.
|=| South Sydney Rabbitohs 12:
C Sandow 2 Tries; I Luke 2/2 Goals.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From ANZ:
#NRL Recap: Canterbury turn a strong first half showing into a 32-12 win over a South Sydney side that looked lost in attack for most of the night. Sam Burgess is facing a week on the sidelines for a grapple tackle on Ben Barba, while Luke Patten brings up a century of tries in First Grade.
 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: BULLDOGS by 2 =  CORRECT

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|=| Penrith Panthers 24:
M Gordon 2, B Tighe, K Kingston Tries; M Gordon 4/5 Goals.
|=| North Queensland Cowboys 16:
W Tupou, W Tonga, A Graham Tries; J Thurston 2/3 Goals.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From CUA:
#NRL Recap: Penrith leave it late but win a game they had to. Panthers 24-16 winners over North Queensland - Michael Gordon hauls in 16 points including the match-winning try.
 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: PANTHERS by 18 =  CORRECT

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|=| Parramatta Eels 12:
J Hayne, N Hindmarsh Tries; L Burt 2/2 Goals.
|=| Sydney Roosters 48:
A Minichiello 2, P Graham 2, M Aubusson, S Kenny-Dowall, K Linnett, FP Nu'uausala Tries; T Carney 8/8 Goals.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From Parramatta:
#NRL Recap: Todd Carney & the Sydney Roosters don't fully contain the Hayne Train but they rip the rest of the Eels apart - winning 48-12 in front of a full house at Parramatta Stadium.
 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: EELS by 7 =  INCORRECT

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|=| Wests Tigers 24:
L Fulton 2, M Brown, C Lawrence, L Tuqiri Tries; B Marshall 1/3, C Lawrence 1/2 Goals.
|=| Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22:
D Collis 2, B Ferguson, N Stapleton Tries; S Porter 3/4 Goals.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From Leichhardt:
#NRL Recap: Cronulla has their chances but Wests Tigers like they have for most of 2010, find a way to win a tight one - 24-22 at Leichhardt - stay in the Top 4.
 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: TIGERS by 20 =  CORRECT

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|=| Warriors 20:
S Mannering, L Hohaia, M Vatuvei, B Seymour Tries; J Maloney 2/4 Goals.
|=| Gold Coast Titans 28:
S Michaels 2, M Rogers 2, W Zillman Tries; S Prince 4/5, M Rogers 0/1 Goals.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From Mt Smart:
#NRL Recap: Gold Coast Titans produce a good performance on the road to defeat a suddenly wobbly Warriors outfit 28-20 at Mt Smart. Mat Rogers continues to impress at five-eighth with two tries.
 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: TITANS by 4 =  CORRECT

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|=| Melbourne Storm 36:
D Nielsen 2, J O'Neill 2, G Inglis, B Slater, T Lowrie Tries; C Smith 4/5, G Inglis 0/1, A Tolman 01/ Goals.
|=| Canberra Raiders 12:
D Low, J Croker Tries; J Croker 2/3 Goals.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From AAMI:
#NRL Recap: With their season on the line the Canberra Raiders produce nothing of consequence & are rolled 36-12 by the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park.
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 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: STORM by 12 =  CORRECT

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|=| Brisbane Broncos 10:
I Folau 2 Tries; C Parker 1/2 Goals.
|=| St.George-Illawarra Dragons 6:
B Morris Try; J Soward 1/1 Goal.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From Suncorp:
#NRL Recap: In a very average game of football - the Brisbane Broncos move into the Top 8 on the back of two Israel Folau tries, defeating St.George-Illawarra 10-6 at Suncorp Stadium. That's 3 losses in 4 games since Mark Gasnier returned to the Dragons.
 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: DRAGONS by 10 =  INCORRECT

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|=| Newcastle Knights 32:
A Uate 3, J Sa'u, J Mullen Tries; K Gidley 6/7 Goals.
|=| Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14:
B Farrar, T Williams, T Hodkinson Tries; J Lyon 1/3 Goals.
|=| The NRL Tweet's Game Notes From EnergyAustralia:
#NRL Recap: Newcastle shock Manly at EnergyAustralia 32-14. Knights keep slim playoff hopes alive, while Manly kiss a Top 4 birth goodbye. Newcastle Coach Rick Stone will be stoked with five-eighth Jarrod Mullen's performance tonight but Kurt Gidley was almost a non-factor at halfback. Manly Coach Des Hasler will rue his team's lack of defensive intensity early that saw them leak two tries before they even touched the ball.
 |=| NRL Tweet's Prediction: SEA EAGLES by 12 =  INCORRECT

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|=| The NRL Tweet's 2010 Tipping Record To Date... 96/152 @ 63%!
|=| Round by Round: 5/8 - 6/8 - 7/8 - 6/8 - 5/8 - 5/8 - 5/8 - 6/8 - 1/4 - 6/8 - 3/5 - 5/7 - 5/8 - 2/5 - 4/7 - 2/8 - 3/5 - 3/7 - 7/8 - 5/8 -5/8.
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