With just three weeks left before we move into the semi finals of the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership, footy fans enjoyed an eventful weekend of footy with Round 23 that certainly shook things up on the ladder.
There were massive upsets as low-ranking teams overpowered of some of the comp’s top contenders, fights a plenty as the tension of making the cut boiled over and dominant performances by a number of the Premiership favourites.
Parramatta fans were given another glimmer of hope when the Eels outclassed and outscored the Broncos 30 – 14 on Friday night, hanging onto their finals dream with all they’ve got.
Other teams that celebrated big wins included the Titans who easily toppled the Cowboys 37 – 18 on Saturday to move up to second spot on the ladder, and the Wests Tigers who put in a thrilling second-half performance against the Penrith to claim a comprehensive 43 – 18 victory.
The battle of the big cats and the results of the rest of the round has seen the Tigers move up to third on the ladder, pushing the Panthers down into fourth spot.
One of the major upsets of the round was on Friday night when the third-ranked Roosters were beaten by the Sharks, shocking fans around the country and giving punters that had backed Cronulla at their huge odds through Ladbrokes.com.au a very nice payout! The loss saw Sydney drop out of the top four moving into fifth spot.
Find out exactly what went down and how your Ladbrokes.com.au selections went for the eight Round 23 games by clicking on the links below.
NRL Round 23 – Match 1 Results: Brisbane Broncos 14 v 30 Parramatta Eels
NRL Round 23 – Match 2 Results: Cronulla Sharks 18 v 12 Sydney Roosters
NRL Round 23 – Match 3 Results: Gold Coast Titans 37 v 18 North Queensland Cowboys
NRL Round 23 – Match 4 Results: Canterbury Bulldogs 14 v 28 Canberra Raiders
NRL Round 23 – Match 5 Results: New Zealand Warriors 22 v 10 Newcastle Knights
NRL Round 23 – Match 6 Results: Melbourne Storm 18 v 16 South Sydney Rabbitohs
NRL Round 23 – Match 7 Results: Wests Tigers 43 v 18 Penrith Panthers
NRL Round 23 – Match 8 Results: St George Illawarra Dragons 32 v 10 Manly Sea Eagles