It was a round of upsets and strong performances in Round 10 as the revised 2020 Telstra Premiership season reached its halfway point.
Beginning with Canberra's stunning win over the high-flying Roosters on Thursday night, Wests Tigers were soon in on the action — recording their fourth biggest win in club history as they trounced the Broncos 48-0 at Leichhardt Oval.
An undermanned Manly got the job done over Parramatta to knock the Eels off the top of the ladder, while a late Corey Norman try proved the difference for the Dragons as they continued their mid-season resurgence.
Sunday saw the Sharks pile on the points over the Warriors, before the Panthers came from behind to down the Cowboys and claim top spot on the ladder.
ROUND 10 RESULTS
- Canberra Raiders 24 def. Sydney Roosters 20
- Melbourne Storm 42 def. Gold Coast Titans 6
- Wests Tigers 48 def. Brisbane Broncos 0
- St. George-Illawarra Dragons 28 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22
- Newcastle Knights 20 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 18
- Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 def. Parramatta Eels 18
- Cronulla Sharks 46 def. New Zealand Warriors 10
- Penrith Panthers 22 def. North Queensland Cowboys 10
VB Hard Earned Effort of the Week: Round 10
- Angus Crichton, SYD (knee)
- Michael Oldfield, CAN (hamstring)
- Corey Oates, BRI (leg)
- Kieran Foran, CBY (toe)
- Moses Suli, MAN (sternum)
- Nathan Brown, PAR (hip)
- Maika Sivo, PAR (knee)
- Reuben Garrick, MAN (concussion)
2020 Match Highlights: Rd.10, Wests Tigers vs. Broncos
Note that charges from Sunday games are still to be confirmed.
- Isaac Luke, BRI — Dangerous Throw (1 week)
- Tariq Sims, BRI — Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck (1 week)
- Euan Aitken, SGI — Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck (0-1 week)
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ROUND 11 FIXTURES
Thursday, July 23
7:50pm — Parramatta Eels vs. Wests Tigers
Friday, July 24
6:00pm — North Queensland Cowboys vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
7:55pm — Brisbane Broncos vs. Melbourne Storm
Saturday, July 25
3:00pm — New Zealand Warriors vs. Sydney Roosters
5:30pm — Cronulla Sharks vs. St. George-Illawarra Dragons
7:35pm — Canberra Raiders vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sunday, July 26
2:00pm — Newcastle Knights vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
4:05pm — Gold Coast Titans vs. Penrith Panthers