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Newtown bounce back against Mounties, Panthers remain undefeated

In front of a large home crowd, the last-placed Newtown Jets recorded their second win of the Knock-On Effect NSW Cup, defeating Mounties 30 – 14 at Henson Park.

Despite Mounties scoring first to setup an early lead in the fixture, the rest of the match was all Newtown, with the Jets scoring five tries to three, including a double to Bronson Garlick, to record the much needed win on ANZAC Day.

In other games, the Penrith Panthers continued their undefeated start to the season with a methodical 19 – 6 win over a determined Newcastle Knights outfit at BlueBet Stadium. Despite goalkicker, Kurt Falls, having an uncharacteristically off-night with the boot, the Panthers ran out four tries to one winners.

Meanwhile out at Ringrose Park, the Parramatta Eels pulled together a near-perfect second half performance to defeat the South Sydney Rabbitohs 38 – 20, whilst up the road at Bankwest Stadium, the Western Suburbs Magpies defeated the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 46 – 6.

Winger, Kiah Cooper, starred for the Magpies scoring four tries to help the Magpies to their fifth consecutive win.

Finally at North Sydney Oval, the Bears secured their third victory of the season defeating the St George Illawarra Dragons 26 – 12.

In the Jersey Flegg Cup, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have scored a crucial 28-12 victory over top four hopefuls Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in their Round 6 clash at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. Wests Tigers also continued their undefeated start to the season, defeating the Manly Sea Eagles

RESULTS:
Knock-On Effect Cup:

Penrith Panthers 19 – 6 Newcastle Knights
Newtown Jets 30 – 14 Mounties
Parramatta Eels 38 – 20 South Sydney Rabbitohs
Western Suburbs Magpies 46 – 6 Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles
North Sydney Bears 26 – 12 St George-Illawarra Dragons

Jersey Flegg:
Parramatta Eels 48 – 12 South Sydney Rabbitohs
Penrith Panthers 40 – 20 Victoria Thunderbolts
Cronulla Sharks 12 – 28 Canterbury Bulldogs
Wests Tigers 26 – 18 Manly Sea Eagles
Sydney Roosters 42 – 18 St George-Illawarra Dragons

FIXTURES:
Knock-On Effect Cup:

Penrith Panthers v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles
Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Newcastle Knights v North Sydney Bears
St George-Illawarra Dragons v Western Suburbs Magpies
Mounties v Parramatta Eels

Jersey Flegg:
Cronulla Sharks v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Canterbury Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels
St George-Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers
Victoria Thunderbolts v Sydney Roosters
Penrith Panthers v Manly Sea Eagles