Full highlights and details from all Round 3 matches of the 2020 NRL season.
BRISBANE BRONCOS V PARRAMATTA EELS @ SUNCORP STADIUM
The Eels looked every bit the title contender as they turned a hard-earned 12-6 halftime lead into a six-tries-to-one rout, totally dominating the second stanza.
Eels 34 (Niukore, Sivo, Gutherson, Jennings, Lane, Blake tries; Moses 5 goals) d Broncos 6 (Croft try; Isaako goal)
Dally M: 3 – Clint Gutherson, 2 – Junior Paulo, 1 – Reed Mahoney
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS V GOLD COAST TITANS @ QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK STADIUM
It was one-way traffic in Townsville as the hosts piled on four unanswered second-half tries. Jason Taumalolo’s metre-eating efforts stole the headlines.
Cowboys 36 (Hampton 2, Robson 2, O’Neill, Feldt tries; Holmes 6 goals) d Titans 6 (Kelly try; Taylor goal)
Dally M: 3 – Jason Taumalolo, 2 – Valentine Holmes, 1 – Reece Robson
SYDNEY ROOSTERS V SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS @ BANKWEST STADIUM
The Roosters always looked in control of this grudge match, though the depleted Rabbitohs deserve some credit for hanging in until Jake Friend’s kick-and-chase try put the result beyond doubt with four minutes left.
Roosters 28 (Tupou, Flanagan, Tedesco, Cordner, Friend tries; Flanagan 4 goals) d Rabbitohs 12 (Murray, Burgess tries; Reynolds 2 goals)
Dally M: 3 – Victor Radley, 2 – James Tedesco, 1 – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS V ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA @ CENTRAL COAST STADIUM
An improbable and stirring result for the NRL community’s second-favourite team. The Warriors completed their first 45 sets in an unprecedented feat against a sorry Saints outfit.
Warriors 18 (Taunoa-Brown, Katoa, Nikorima tries; Nikorima 3 goals) d Dragons 0
Dally M: 3 – Tohu Harris, 2 – Kodi Nikorima, 1 – Eliesa Katoa
CRONULLA SHARKS V WESTS TIGERS @ BANKWEST STADIUM
The Sharks led 16-10 at halftime but failed to turn up after the break. Benji Marshall outplayed Kiwi teammate Shaun Johnson in the battle of the veteran halves.
Tigers 28 (Grant, Jennings, Garner, Nofoaluma, Aloiai tries; Marshall 2, Mbye 2 goals) d Sharks 16 (Dugan 2, Kennedy tries; Johnson 2 goals)
Dally M: 3 – Benji Marshall, 2 – Harry Grant, 1 – Wade Graham
MELBOURNE STORM V CANBERRA RAIDERS @ AAMI PARK
The Raiders surged to premiership favouritism with an emphatic road win over the Storm, inspired by a brilliant display from English halfback George Williams.
Raiders 22 (Rapana, Cotric, Nicoll-Klokstad, Tapine tries; Croker 3 goals) d Storm 6 (Finucane try; Smith goal)
Dally M: 3 – George Williams, 2 – Josh Papalii, 1 – Josh Hodgson
PENRITH PANTHERS V NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS @ CAMPBELLTOWN STADIUM
An astonishingly brave performance from an injury-ravaged Knights side saw them fight from 14-0 down to secure a competition point in a rare golden point draw.
Panthers 14 (Kikau, Capewell tries; Crichton 3 goals) drew Knights 14 (Best 2, J. Saifiti tries; Hoy goal)
Dally M: 3 – Tim Glasby, 2 – Isaah Yeo, 1 – Tex Hoy
MANLY SEA EAGLES V CANTERBURY BULLDOGS @ CENTRAL COAST STADIUM
The Sea Eagles scored a Round 3-high seven tries – including several long-range efforts – as Tom Trbojevic ran roughshod through a Bulldogs side that looks like they’re in for a painful campaign.
Sea Eagles 32 (T. Trbojevic 2, Parker 2, Taufua, Sironen, Garrick tries; Garrick 2 goals) Bulldogs 6 (Averillo try; Meaney goal)
Dally M: 3 – Tom Trbojevic, 2 – Curtis Sironen, 1 – Daly Cherry-Evans