NRL Round 19

Round 19 of the NRL had it all!

From thrilling finishes, controversial bunker and sin-binning, the great sense of injustice felt by Kiwis and a prime minister smashing an esky. 

Perfect material for Rugby League fans on Twitter dot com to tweet about from the weekend that was and we’ve got it all covered in another edition of Around the Tweets!  

SUNDAY ARVO:
Panthers 18 def. by Raiders 30

Four tries in the second half from the Raiders brought down Penrith’s seven game-winning streak as they stormed home with a hard-fought 30-18 victory on the Panthers home deck.

Na-na-nanananananana BATEMAN!

Happy days for fans of the Green-Machine!

The ref was doing a Klein job (awful pun) according to James Tamou.

Off the field, it appears that Joey Johns is now a hipster selling craft beer.

SUNDAY ARVO
Bulldogs 12 def.by Roosters 20 

The injury list at the Roosters continues to fill up but the premiers managed to get the job done with a solid win over the Doggies on Sunday.

Won’t somebody think about the punters!

But where are the people?

Big Pappi out of Puff.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT
Storm 10 def.by Manly 11

WHAT A BLOODY GAME OF RUGBY LEAGUE! 

A Daly Cherry-Evans field goal delivering Manly an 11-10 golden point victory in what was easily the best game of the round and the punters on Twitter dot com were all over it.

The Foss even thought it was the best game of the round…of any code.

Who! Who said they hated golden point?

Manly’s rendition of the club song in the rooms drew noise complaints from residents four suburbs away from AAMI Park.

 

SATURDAY TWILIGHT
Titans 12 def.by Broncos 34 

The Broncos have found themselves in the eight after a comfortable win over the Neds Gold Coast Titans on Saturday in the “other” Queensland derby.

She’s tough times for those of us who go for the Titans but it’ll all be worth it one day, hang in there Dane! 

Some teenager at Robina McDonald’s will pay for not giving Big Mal what he wants.

There’s one simple solution for this, Bring back the Biff!

SATURDAY ARVO:
Eels 24 def. Warriors 22

Parramatta cemented their place in the eight in a thrilling 24-22 in over New Zealand at Bankwest Stadium.

It looked like the Warriors could pinch the win in the dying seconds but a touch-footy style plays managed to save the game for Parra.

But it was some choice referring that really got the punters talking.

Many fans on Twitter were big fans of the officiating during the match. (Language Warning Kids) 

Turns out refs hate New Zealand,

Someone actually was a fan.

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Souths 20 def. Dragons 16 

Campbell Graham made sure that St.George-Illawarra can book their Mad Monday and end of season trip with a Try on the final siren to get the win for the Bunnies despite a sensational second-half comeback from the Dragons. 

The Dragons Swan-Lake tactics backfired.

Now that’s an ending.

When in doubt, check, check and check again.

FRIDAY EARLY:
Knights 26 def.by Tigers 28 

A vintage performance from Robbie Farrah and Benji Marshal got the job done for Wests Tigers in Newcastle but it was the sin-binning of Kalyn Ponga that got Twitter fired up.

Meanwhile, they play a long game at the Knights.

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Sharks 16 def. Cowboys 14 

The Sharks ended their five-game losing streak with a thrilling win over the Cowboys on Thursday night, but there was only one thing to take from it – ScoMo banging on the esky post-game.

The prime minister banging on the esky was a big deal, but it wasn’t as big of a deal as the Neds Twitter same game multi delivering the goods!