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Sydney’s big win and all the best Tweets of NRL Round 16

NRL Twitter recap
ROUND 16 kicked off across the Tasman as the Canterbury Bulldogs returned to New Zealand in search of more premiership points.

There was no joy for Des Hasler’s men this time around, however, as the Warriors claimed a comfortable 21-14 win despite missing several star players.

The Dogs were carrying a few tired bodies in from Origin II, while chief try-scoring threat Brett Morris was given a spell.

Yet the Twitter-folk were in no mood for excuses. free bets

Gold Coast Titans ventured south to tackle Wests Tigers in the second half of Friday’s double header.

Jarryd Hayne was in the spotlight after his costly Origin gaffe, but he stood tallest of all as the Titans ran out 26-14 winners.

It’s a shame there was nobody around to see it.

‘Sparse’ would be a polite term for the crowd that turned out at Campbelltown.

There was considerably more local interest in Townsville on Saturday afternoon as North Queensland hosted Penrith.

The improving Panthers looked the goods at half-time, thanks to a solid defence and some classy distribution from skipper Matt Moylan.

But in a weekend of topsy-turvy thrillers in both major footy codes, it all went wrong the Panthers in the final stages.

Kyle Feldt’s leaping wonder-try and Ethan Lowe’s sideline conversion saw the Cowboys steal a 14-12 win right at the death, even without injured hero Johnathan Thurston.

It also went to the wire out at Adelaide Oval, where Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm played an absolute belter.

A healthy turnout in the self-styled City of Churches led some to wonder if it might be worth giving the defunct Rams another go.

The 21,000-odd that entered the gate were treated to something a bit special as the Roosters roared home from 20-6 down to force extra time.

It was Mitchell Pearce who stood up with the clutch play on this occasion to move Sydney within a game of top spot.

Lazarus awoke yet again on Sunday arvo as St George Illawarra rose from the dead with another miracle result.

The Dragons were down 28-10 to the last-placed Newcastle Knights before Gareth Widdop inspired the biggest comeback win of an incredible round.

It was a very bitter pill to swallow for long-suffering Knights fans.

Judging by Twitter activity throughout the second half, more than a few of them saw it coming.

It was only fitting that round 17 should finish with an entertaining upset.

Viewers were unimpressed with Cronulla’s stoppers after Manly bolted out to an 18-0 lead.

The defending premiers staged a revival late in the opening half, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Sea Eagles jumping above them on the ladder.

Manly’s standout was Dale Cherry-Evans, who may just have muscled his way into contention for Origin III.

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