Here are the sports results over the weekend July 4-6. The Newsroom recaps the sports results, with the home teams listed first.
Round 17 has come and gone and the Penrith Panthers earned their position atop the NRL premiership ladder after a convincing victory over the West Tigers at Leichardt Oval. For the second week in a row, the Cronulla Sharks completed a remarkable comeback; this time they came back and won after being down 24 points to the reigning premiers, Sydney Roosters.
Bulldogs 23 defeated Sea Eagles 16
Dragons 27 defeated Cowboys 24
Roosters 28 defeated by Sharks 30
West Tigers 10 defeated by Panthers 26
Rabbitohs 10 defeated by Titans 14
BYE: Broncos, Eels, Knights, Raiders, Storms, Warriors
Round 16 wrapped up this weekend in the AFL with the Sydney Swans sitting alone on top of the ladder. Carlton smashed St Kilda by 85 points and Adelaide came away with a 68-point win over Great Western Sydney.
North Melbourne 108 defeated Hawthorn 88
Richmond 79 defeated Brisbane 54
Great Western Sydney 72 defeated by Adelaide 140
Gold Coast 80 defeated Collingwood 75
Melbourne 34 defeated by Fremantle 97
Port Adelaide 60 defeated by Essendon 62
Carlton 151 defeated St Kilda 66
West Coast Eagles 51 defeated Sydney 79
Geelong 69 defeated Western Bulldogs 56
The highlight in Super Rugby over the weekend was Nick Cummins managing to bag some meat in his last home game for the Western Force. The NSW Waratahs played an outstanding game and managed to wrap up home field advantage for the finals after a win over the Highlanders. The Sharks fall from grace continued as they lost their spot atop the ladder after an upset loss to the Cheetahs.
Chiefs 24 defeated Hurricanes 16
Lions 34 defeated Rebels 17
Crusaders 21 defeated Blues 13
Western Forces 31 defeated Reds 20
Stormers 16 defeated Bulls 0
Cheetahs 27 defeated Sharks 20
Waratahs 44 defeated Highlanders 16
BYE: Brumbies – Lachlan Brunton
Top photo of NSW Waratahs v Brumbies from www.davidmolloyphotography.com’s Flickr photostream.