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Snapshot of Round 16 of the NRL

Snapshot of Round 16 of the NRL
Snapshot of Round 16 of the NRL
by AAP

SNAPSHOT OF ROUND 16 OF THE NRL 

THEY SAID IT: "Only hope my coach and team can forgive me I've let them down!! This is the last thing they needed." Gold Coast centre JAMAL IDRIS took to Twitter shortly after suffering a suspected broken fibula in the early stages of what was the Titans' worst loss of the season.

MAGIC MOMENT: An extraordinary length-of-the-field try to Wests Tigers' BLAKE AYSHFORD, set up by a 60-metre run from winger Tim Simona. Simona started the stellar play by collecting a Billy Slater kick in his own in-goal area.

MAN OF THE ROUND: KONRAD HURRELL - Capped a fantastic game by turning the Warriors' clash with Brisbane on its head with one play. With nine minutes to go and Brisbane up 16-12, Hurrell plucked Scott Prince's cut-out pass that was intended for unmarked winger Lachlan Maranta. Hurrell bolted 90m, dodged Brisbane skipper Sam Thaiday to dot down and give his side their fifth straight win.

INJURIES: Rabbitohs: Chris McQueen (shoulder), Ben Te'o (leg), Andrew Everingham rib). Raiders: Jack Wighton (groin), Sandor Earl (shoulder), Storm: Jason Ryles (knee), Dragons: Dan Hunt (knee), Titans: Jamal Idris (suspected broken fibula), Ashley Harrison (shin), Warriors: Manu Vatuvei (knee)

ON REPORT: Raiders: Sami Sauiluma (shoulder charge), Knights: Willie Mason (high contact).

TALKING POINT: One day after dubbing Wests Tigers' win over Melbourne season-defining, Benji Marshall's future at the NRL club was again the topic of hot speculation. Marshall's manager met Blues coach John Kirwan last week about a possible switch to rugby union. Will Benji stay with the Wests Tigers, or even in the NRL?

UNDER PRESSURE: St George Illawarra are second last, just two points ahead of cellar-dwelling Parramatta. The club is in danger of collecting its first wooden spoon since 1938 and the void left by former NSW No.6 Jamie Soward, released mid-season, still looms large. What can coach Steve Price do to pull his side out of the mire?




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