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NRL round 23 snapshot

Snapshot of round 23 of the N
NRL round 23 snapshot
by AAP

SYDNEY, August 18 AAP - Snapshot of round 23 of the N

THEY SAID IT: "There's got to be an investigation into this; someone's got to be accountable for this" - Just one line in a rant for the ages against the referees from Manly coach GEOFF TOOVEY after his side's loss to South Sydney.

MAN OF THE ROUND: Josh Hoffman. Despite reports linking Ben Barba and Anthony Milford to Brisbane, Hoffman rammed home the point the Broncos already had a perfectly good No.1 with a sterling display against Parramatta highlighted by a brilliant individual try.

STAT THAT MATTERS: 24 years. That's how long it had been since Cronulla last won a match at Wollongong's WIN Stadium prior to Saturday night's comeback victory over St George Illawarra.

MAGIC MOMENT: Andrew Fifita's last minute kick and chase when the Cronulla prop out-sprinted Dragons fullback Jason Nightingale for his match-winning try.

TALKING POINT: The decision not to sin bin Cooper Cronk for taking out Newcastle fullback Darius Boyd. It proved costly, with the Melbourne halfback setting up the match-winning try nine minutes later.

JUDICIARY WATCH: Sea Eagles: Justin Horo (high tackle); Rabbitohs: Jeff Lima (dangerous contact);

INJURY REPORT: Brisbane: Ben Hunt (hip), Josh McGuire (knee); Eels: Jarryd Hayne (knee); Sea Eagles: Anthony Watmough (knee); Dragons : Michael Weyman (neck); Raiders: Jack Whighton (leg); Warriors: Dane Nielsen (leg); Titans: Greg Bird (back); Knights: David Fa'alogo (fractured jaw)

UNDER PRESSURE: The seven sides fighting it out for the two spots at the bottom of the top eighth. In what shapes as a big weekend, six of those sides play each other in round 24.

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