It was another action-packed weekend of footy as Round 5 of the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership played out across the country.
On Friday night an early upset got the round underway as the Gold Coast Titans became the first team to defeat the mighty Melbourne Storm this season when they defeated them 20 – 16 at Skilled Park, leaving no teams without a loss in 2010.
More wins by the underdogs were to follow including the New Zealand Warriors’ 30 – 24 win over the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
And, the Sydney Roosters once again baulked when facing their bogie team the Penrith Panthers going down in an embarrassing 28 – 6 loss on Sunday afternoon.
Once again there were a string of dramatic moments and injuries throughout the round, most notably Jonathan Thurston’s possible season-ending shoulder injury he sustained when the North Queensland Cowboys were beaten 23 – 16 by the Wests Tigers at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday.
Click on the links below to view the results and breakdown of all eight Round 5 matches.
Round 5 – Match 1 Results: St George Illawarra Dragons 34 v Brisbane Broncos 16
Round 5 – Match 2 Results: Gold Coast Titans 20 v Melbourne Storm 16
Round 5 – Match 3 Results: South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 v Newcastle Knights 10
Round 5 – Match 4 Results: North Queensland Cowboys 16 v Wests Tigers 23
Round 5 – Match 5 Results: Canterbury Bulldogs 24 v New Zealand Warriors 30
Round 5 – Match 6 Results: Manly Sea Eagles 40 v Cronulla Sharks 12
Round 5 – Match 7 Results: Penrith Panthers 23 v Sydney Roosters 6
Round 5 – Match 8 Results: Parramatta Eels 14 v Canberra Raiders 24
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