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Snapshot from round 14 of the NRL


THEY SAID IT: "We've got one in jail, one in hospital and one sacked by the club
Snapshot from round 14 of the NRL
by AAP


THEY SAID IT: "We've got one in jail, one in hospital and one sacked by the club." WAYNE BENNETT on Newcastle's depleted squad and three players he cannot call on to help his struggling side.

MAGIC MOMENT: With James Tedesco winded and missing at fullback, Souths young gun ALEX JOHNSTON burst out of dummy half in the 46th minute and bolted 60m to score in a great individual effort. Both coaches said it was the turning point in the Rabbitohs' 32-10 win on Friday.

MAN OF THE ROUND: Chris Sandow starred at fullback in Parramatta's 22-12 win over Canterbury, continuing his remarkable resurgence under new coach Brad Arthur.

STAT THAT MATTERS: Parramatta's defeat of the Dogs was their first win in 16 games and four years at ANZ Stadium.

INJURY UPDATE: Rabbitohs - George Burgess (ankle), Sam Burgess (back), Kirisome Auva'a (ankle), Joe Picker (concussion); Tigers - Dene Halatau (concussion), Pat Richards (shoulder); Dragons - Tyson Frizell (ankle); Roosters - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (concussion); Knights - Joseph Tapine (arm), Jeremy Smith (neck), Jarrod Mullen (groin); Eels - Ken Sio (shoulder), Manu Ma'u (arm); Bulldogs - David Klemmer (leg), Sam Perrett (knee)

JUDICIARY WATCH: Roosters - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (striking)

TALKING POINT: State of Origin's impact upon the premiership continues to be a thorn in the NRL's side. Des Hasler has joined Wayne Bennett in putting his ideas forward for a more palatable solution. Surely there is a better way than the current system?

UNDER PRESSURE: The Dogs have lost three in a row after seven successive wins, dropping them from the NRL competition lead. They face a tough test against Canberra away on Friday, with their Origin players backing up just 48 hours after Game II.

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