Round 3 of the SG Ball Cup featured both close finishes and heavy defeats, as the top teams began to pull ahead of the rest of the competition.
In a wet-weather affair at Morry Breen Oval, the Central Coast Roosters narrowly overcame the North Sydney Bears 16-12, while the Panthers defeated the Sydney Roosters 20-12 in Sydney’s west. The Cronulla Sharks beat the South Sydney Rabbitohs 30-24, placing them alongside the Magpies, Panthers, Tigers and Roosters as undefeated so far.
The Illawarra Steelers well and truly overcame the Parramatta Eels 54-26, but it was far from the highest-scoring encounter of the weekend. At Perth’s Lark Hill Sportsplex, the Newcastle Knights put forward a huge display against the West Coast Pirates, defeating the home side 84-14. The tally of 98 points in 70 minutes is unlikely to be broken this season.
View every try from the Round in the video above, and tune into NSWRL.com.au shortly to vote for the official Try of the Week.