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Around the Grounds: Round 19

Penrith confirmed their domination of the 2020 regular season with their winning streak continuing all the way to the minor premiership.

Melbourne's big win over Wests Tigers also saw them wrap up second spot, while the Raiders kept their top four hopes alive with a win over the Warriors.

At the other end of the ladder, Canterbury-Bankstown moved off the bottom with a shock win over South Sydney — sending Brisbane to the brink of their first wooden spoon after they went down to the Parramatta Eels on Friday.

Brisbane need to beat North Queensland and hope the Bulldogs lose to the Panthers to ensure they don't finish the regular season in last position.

ROUND 19 RESULTS

  • Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 26 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 16
  • Penrith Panthers 32 def. North Queensland Cowboys 12
  • Parramatta Eels 26 def. Brisbane Broncos 12
  • Gold Coast Titans 42 def. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24
  • Melbourne Storm 50 def. Wests Tigers 22
  • Sydney Roosters 34 def. Cronulla Sharks 18
  • Canberra Raiders 26 def. New Zealand Warriors 14
  • Newcastle Knights 42 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 18

Press Conference: NRL Round 19


JUDICIARY CHARGES

Mitch Rein, Jaydn Su'a and Tim Lafai are all set to miss the final game of the regular season after they attracted one-match bans throughout Round 19.

The likes of Morgan Harper, Viliame Kikau, Alex Glenn, Junior Paulo and Michael Jennings also attracted minor charges from the round, but are free to play the following weekend with early guilty pleas.

For all the latest judiciary news, click here.

LATEST INJURY NEWS

Shaun Johnson's season is over after the Sharks playmaker suffered an achilles injury in his side's loss to the Sydney Roosters, while Manly fullback Tom Trbojevic will also likely miss Round 20 after picking up a shoulder injury.

The likes of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (hamstring), Josh Aloiai (knee), John Bateman (elbow), Lachlan Fitzgibbon (leg), David Fifita (knee), Josh Dugan (knee) and Ben Hunt (thigh) also went down injured throughout what was a chaotic round of injuries, and are all expected to sit out their respective Round 20 fixtures.

For all the latest injury news, click here.

ROUND 20 FIXTURES

Thursday, September 24

7:50pm — Brisbane Broncos vs. North Queensland Cowboys

Friday, September 25

6:00pm — Gold Coast Titans vs. Newcastle Knights

7:55pm — South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Sydney Roosters

Saturday, September 26

3:00pm — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Penrith Panthers

5:30pm — Cronulla Sharks vs. Canberra Raiders

7:35pm — Wests Tigers vs. Parramatta Eels

Sunday, September 27

2:00pm — New Zealand Warriors vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

4:05pm — St. George-Illawarra Dragons vs. Melbourne Storm