Round 17 of the NRL is done and dusted and we have all the best tweets available from a record-breaking weekend of Rugby League.
Penrith Panthers 24 def. Gold Coast Titans 2
The less said about this game the better.
— NRL (@NRL) July 12, 2019
Newcastle Knights 14 def by. Canterbury Bulldogs 20
There was an upset at McDonald Jones Stadium as the Dogs beat the Knights.
It was tough times for Newcastle fans.
Moving forward, the club needs to seriously consider doing military grade psychometric testing before admitting new members. You need the mental fortitude of a war time General to support this club.
— Newcastle Knights 8-0-8 (@KdogRoars) July 13, 2019
James Gavet needs a serious rocket to reserve grade. Cheap shot merchant has cost us two tries with a dumb play. Team has imploded. Some of them need to get their heads out of the clouds. #NRLKnightsBulldogs
— Nothing But Knights (@NothingButNK) July 12, 2019
South Sydney Rabbitohs 21 def. Manly Sea Eagles 20
An Adam Reynolds field goal sealed a much needed win for South Sydney on Saturday afternoon at ANZ Stadium.
This was a cracking try.
— NRL (@NRL) July 13, 2019
Can Manly bring back Toovey just to do the press conference this arvo? We’re overdue for a coaches fine. #NRLSouthsManly
— Chris Page (@chrispage83) July 13, 2019
Brisbane Broncos 18 drew with New Zealand Warriors 18
After 80 and time on, the Broncos and Warriors could not be separated on the scoreboard and shared the points at Suncorp Stadium.
Clock controversy in extra time!
— Ravioli (@Oliver_Fynn) July 13, 2019
This bloke with a hot take on the result.
Draw is a fair result…both teams are shit house #NRLBroncosWarriors
— Nathan (@ncrook93) July 13, 2019
As always, the Golden Point rule was brought into question.
— Mr Ives (@real_MrIves) July 13, 2019
Melbourne Storm 40 def. Cronulla Sharks 16
It went under the radar a bit and was barely mentioned but Cameron Smith played his 400th game on Saturday night.
He modestly accepted the quiet applause that could be heard pre-game if you were listening closely.
— Gilbert Gardiner (@gilbertgardiner) July 14, 2019
Thousands of fans on the field for a special photo Storm will be taking after #CAM400 tonight. Cameron has been given a crystal football by #NRL as a trophy for his 400th. #NRLStormsharks pic.twitter.com/V6LgjQcdVl
— Roy Ward (@rpjward) July 13, 2019
"Cam Smith is the biggest gentleman to have ever played the game."
— NedsAU (@NedsAus) July 13, 2019
Sydney Roosters 12 def by. North Queensland Cowboys 15
Another massive upset as the Cowboys traveled south to knock off one of the premiership favourites in the Roosters.
A dramatic finish saw Jake Clifford nail a field goal in the 79th minute to give @nthqldcowboys
an upset 15-12 win over @sydneyroosters in Gosford.#NRL #NRLRoostersCowboys https://t.co/rkP5hrIuRd pic.twitter.com/DHeOdhkShZ
— ABC Grandstand (@abcgrandstand) July 14, 2019
Seems no one can kick a drop goal anymore.
5 FG misses last night. 4 misses today. Jonny Wilkinson, Matt Dunning and Dan Carter would be rolling in their graves#NRLROOSTERSCOWBOYS
— BEERBOY 🍺 (@beerboy182) July 14, 2019
West Tigers 18 def by. Parramatta Eels 30
There were plenty of controversial calls in the battle of Western Sydney on Sunday arvo.
— FOX LEAGUE (@FOXNRL) July 14, 2019
I can understand getting a live call wrong – officials are human.
But consistently making the wrong decision despite a clear video replay with multiple angles is unacceptable. It should not happen.#NRLTigersEels
— Daniel (@danielmoffitt91) July 14, 2019
— NZ Tiger / NZ Ranger (@nztigerinoz) July 14, 2019
St-George Illawarra Dragons 14 def by. Canberra Raiders 36
The Raiders notched up a very important win away from home against the Dragons to close out the round.
I'm still pretty confident Dragons can win 9 out of their last 7 games to make the semi's.#NRLDragonsRaiders
— Dave's not here (@cricketflog) July 14, 2019
“Whoever thinks that’s a spear tackle doesn’t know the game of Rugby League” – Ricky Stuart on the Cotric tackle.
— Nick Carroll (@Nickcarroll96) July 14, 2019