THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND FIVE
Canberra 26-Canterbury 10
Sydney Roosters 28-Cronulla 10
St. George-Illawarra 16-Souths 12
Wests Tigers 11-Melbourne 10
NZ Warriors 22-North Queensland 12
Newcastle 15-Brisbane 10
Gold Coast 32-Manly 20
Penrith 12-Parramatta 6
CANBERRA = off the mark – finally – with an impressive win.
SYDNEY ROOSTERS = big win puts them briefly in the top four.
ST. GEORGE-ILLAWARRA = still undefeated after weathering Souths’ fightback.
WESTS TIGERS = already beaten last year’s premiers twice in 2018.
NZ WARRIORS = five from five.
NEWCASTLE = brilliant win against Brisbane.
GOLD COAST = two huge wins in a row.
PENRITH = another great win against a desperate opponent.
CANTERBURY = outplayed in Canberra, won’t get easier in Townsville next Saturday.
CRONULLA = reality check after last week’s grinding win.
SOUTHS = did well to come back, but wasn’t enough.
MELBOURNE = been a while since Melbourne lost two straight.
NORTH QUEENSLAND = in real trouble now.
BRISBANE = closer to the bottom four than they’d like.
MANLY = big fall after dominating Canberra last round.
PARRAMATTA = improved performance, but not quite good enough.