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NRL Round Three: Good, Bad, Bizarre

  • NRL Round Three: Good, Bad, Bizarre

    CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Tigers players watch on after a Raiders try during the round three NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

  • NRL Round Three: Good, Bad, Bizarre

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 18: Michael Gordon of the Roosters celebrates scoring a try with team mates during the round three NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Pepper Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • NRL Round Three: Good, Bad, Bizarre

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: James Graham of the Bulldogs runs the ball during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground on March 3, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)



THE GOOD: Sydney Roosters undefeated
The Roosters' horror 2016 season was effectively over on Australia Day, with the Bondi boys struggling to recover from Mitchell Pearce's suspension. This year the Roosters are 3-0 after beating Penrith on Saturday night. It's an encouraging start for the team who were one bad game away from the 2015 grand final.

THE BAD: Wests Tigers capitulate
After a promising first round win over Souths, Wests have scored just eight points in the following 160 minutes and conceding 82 points, falling to last with a -58 differential.

Wests made a decent start, leading 6-0 early and holding Canberra scoreless for the first 20 minutes. The next 60 minutes, the Tigers leaked 40 points and never looked like fighting back. Wests made 16 errors and had to make 70 more tackles.
Wests should expect more pain against the undefeated Melbourne Storm next Sunday.

THE BIZARRE: James Graham's kick.
An early entry to the post-season blooper reel, Canterbury's James Graham showed why forwards should stick to hit ups and leave kicking to the little men. 

It happened in the 23rd minute with Canterbury - trailing 6-0 - pressing the Warriors' tryline. Graham's kick went about 10 metres backwards.

Luckily for Graham, the Bulldogs won 24-12.

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