Highs and lows of the NRL’s fourth round


THEY SAID IT: “It’s not what I want. We have to play again next week – we used to be happy with a draw.” – It seems nothing can please Broncos coach Wayne Bennett. The supercoach continues to have no time for golden point despite Brisbane’s incredible extra-time win over the Cowboys.

MAN OF THE ROUND: Anthony Milford, without a doubt. The Broncos playmaker starred in the dramatic win over North Queensland, kicking the match-winning field goal to seal finish off the most memorable game of the year so far.

STAT THAT MATTERS: 0-4. That’s where the Roosters are. No team has recovered from a winless first month to claim the premiership.

MAGIC MOMENT: Shaun Johnson has finally found his range after a slow start to the year. The Warriors superstar playmaker beat half the Newcastle side in stepping his way to a second-half four-pointer in Auckland that sent the New Zealanders to their first win of the year.

TALKING POINT: The honeymoon is over for the bunker after a number of contentious decisions.

JUDICIARY WATCH: Bulldogs – Chase Stanley (dangerous contact); Titans – Ryan James (dangerous contact); Raiders – Frank-Paul Nuuausala (dangerous contact); Dragons – Joel Thompson (high tackle); Tigers – Kyle Lovett (high tackle); Knights – Nathan Ross (dangerous contact), Danny Levi (dangerous contact).

CASUALTY WARD: Rabbitohs – Bryson Goodwin (leg); Cowboys – Kane Linnett (shoulder); Broncos – Jordan Kahu (shoulder); Raiders Jeff Lima (hand), Edrick Lee (hand); Sea Eagles – Daly Cherry-Evans (ankle), Jamie Buhrer (hand); Panthers – Bryce Cartwright (hand); Eels – Tim Mannah (shoulder)

UNDER PRESSURE: The Roosters have won one of their past seven games going back to last season, and quickly need to rediscover their winning ways if they are to make something of their season.

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