The Newsroom recaps the sport results from the weekend May 29 to June 2 (home teams listed first).
The Sydney Swans thrashed Geelong by 110 points to extend their winning streak to six. The Bombers continued Richmond’s poor run of form with a dominant 50 point demolition during Dreamtime at the ‘G, while Hawthorn got back to winning ways thanks to a gruelling win over AFL expansion side, Greater Western Sydney.
Sydney 148 defeated Geelong 38
St Kilda 54 defeated by Collingwood 140
Melbourne 75 defeated by Port 95
Brisbane 98 defeated Carlton 91
Essendon 104 defeated Richmond 54
Adelaide 109 defeated Gold Coast 77
Western Bulldogs 51 defeated by Fremantle 89
Hawthorn 94 defeated Greater Western Sydney 87
West Coast 44 defeated by North Melbourne 82
The Waratahs move to second place of the Super Rugby table with a game in hand over leaders the Sharks after their drought-breaking victory over reigning champions the Chiefs. A Will Genia inspired Reds brought a much needed win to the Queensland based team and the Crusaders stamped their authority on the New Zealand conference with a 23 point victory over the Western Force.
Crusaders 30 defeated Western Force 7
Reds 38 defeated Highlanders 31
Chiefs 17 defeated by Waratahs 33
Blues 37 defeated Hurricanes 24
Brumbies 37 defeated Rebels 10
Lions 32 defeated Bulls 21
Sharks 19 defeated by Stormers 21
This weekend of NRL was a short round due to State of Origin. The Battle of the West was convincingly won by the Panthers as they smashed a Jarryd Hayne-less Parramatta Eels. North Queensland thrashed the Melbourne Storm who were missing their famous spine of Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater 22-0 while South Sydney dominated the Dragons where Benji Marshall had another uninspiring performance.
Penrith 38 defeated Parramatta 12
Roosters 26 defeated Canberra 12
North Queensland 22 defeated Melbourne 0
Warriors 38 defeated Newcastle 18
Brisbane 36 defeated Manly 10
South Sydney 29 defeated St George 10 – Louis Dillon
Top photo by Noah La’ulu.