The Dragons smashed the Bulldogs on Sunday, and sent them to a 54-year low with Tim Lafai grabbing a try to ensure he has now crossed the line against every NRL team.
The Tigers ended a bad streak in Brisbane, and Cody Walker is repeating history for South Sydney.
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BRONCOS 16-22 TIGERS
— The Broncos have only started the season with one win or fewer from five games on three occasions — in 1999 (five losses), 2007 & 2010.
— The Wests Tigers came from behind at halftime to defeat the Broncos for just the second
time in the fixture. (Round 23, 2003 at Suncorp Stadium).
— Matt Gillett scored his 56th NRL try for the Broncos, second most for all forwards in Broncos history behind Darren Smith’s 62 tries for the club.
TITANS 30-24 PANTHERS
— The Titans 30 points almost matched their season total of 36 points in the opening four
— Anthony Don has scored in four straight games against the Panthers.
— Michael Gordon scores his 90th try in his 250th game, this continues his great try scoring record of 8 tries in 9 games against the Panthers.
COWBOYS 12-18 STORM
— Melbourne’s win extends the streak to nine straight victories over the Cowboys.
— Will Chambers scores his second try of the year and equals Greg Inglis for fifth all time on
the Storm’s try scorers list on 78 tries.
— Cameron Smith became the all-time points leader overtaking Hazem El-Masri and is now on
RABBITOHS 28-24 WARRIORS
— The Warriors have lost five straight away matches for the third time since the start of the
— Cody Walker becomes the third Rabbitoh in the past three seasons to score four tries or
more in a game (Alex Johnston 5 — 2017, Robert Jennings 4 — 2018).
— Souths start the season with four wins or more from their opening five games for the fourth
time in the NRL Era (1999, 2013, 2015). They have gone on to make the Finals in two of the previous three occasions (2013 & 2015).
KNIGHTS 26-18 SEA EAGLES
— Manly has won three straight matches for just the third time since 2017. They have also won 10 of their past 13 games against the Knights.
— The Knights have lost four straight matches this season meaning they have now lost four consecutive matches at least once a season for the past eight seasons.
— Jorge Taufua has scored 10 tries in eight games against the Knights, his best tally and strike
rate against any team.
SHARKS 16-30 ROOSTERS
— The Roosters start with four wins or more in their opening five games for the 13th time in
the Grand Final Era (1954 onwards) and the fifth time in the NRL Era (1998 onwards).
— The Roosters have won four straight against the Sharks for the first time since 2005-07 when they won five in a row.
— Shaun Johnson scored his first try for the Sharks. His seven tries against the Roosters are his
equal second most against any team (11 v Titans).
DRAGONS 40-4 BULLDOGS
— Tim Lafai scored his first try against the Bulldogs, meaning he has now scored against every
current NRL team.
— This was the Bulldogs biggest loss and most points conceded at Kogarah since 1965 (2-46). It was their biggest loss since losing 38-0 to the Panthers in Round 13, 2017.
— The 40 points scored and 36 point winning margin are the Dragons most points and biggest
win against the Bulldogs.
RAIDERS 19-0 EELS
— Second time the Raiders have held two opponents scoreless in a single season, also in 1990,
when they went on to win the Premiership.
— It is the first time since 2013 the Raiders have held a team scoreless at GIO Stadium, also
— The Raiders have won five consecutive games against the Eels for the first time, winning their past nine games against the Eels at GIO Stadium. The 19-point win was Canberra’s biggest win over the Eels since 2007.