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NRL round 25 snapshot

SNAPSHOT OF ROUND 25 OF THE NRL
NRL round 25 snapshot
by AAP

SNAPSHOT OF ROUND 25 OF THE NRL

THEY SAID IT: "We're about to find out how good we really are," Roosters coach TRENT ROBINSON after his side's shock loss to the Titans five days before the minor premiership decider against South Sydney.

MAN OF THE ROUND: Shaun Johnson proved on his day there are fewer better halfbacks in the NRL with the fastest ever hat-trick against Canberra. The Warriors star crossed three times in six minutes in his side's 50-16 win.

STAT THAT MATTERS: Four players scored trebles this weekend with Johnson being joined by teammate Manu Vatuvei, Canberra's Jarrod Croker and Manly's David Williams.

MAGIC MOMENT: South Sydney brothers Sam, George, Thomas and Luke Burgess become the first four siblings to play in the same team for more than a century.

TALKING POINT: North Queensland are suddenly the form team in the NRL. Can they do a Parramatta in 2009 and go all the way to the grand final?

JUDICIARY WATCH: Bulldogs: Josh Jackson (dangerous contact), Sharks: Paul Gallen (crusher tackle), Roosters: Sam Moa (shoulder charge).

INJURY REPORT: Titans: Nate Myles (ankle) Matt Scott (broken finger), Roosters: Roger Tuivasa-Shek (ankle), Sea Eagles: Jamie Buhrer (ribs), Brett Stewart (hamstring); Storm: Justin O'Neill (back).

UNDER PRESSURE: Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin has now presided over the Broncos' worst ever season. Failure is rarely tolerated at Suncorp Stadium. The last coach to miss the finals was his predecessor Ivan Henjak and he was shown the door in 2011.


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