Penrith Panthers v New Zealand Warriors, Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters results, Sharks ahead Aiden Tolman has confirmed 2022 will be his ultimate period in the NRL.
His choice provides the curtain down on a career that started with Melbourne way again in 2008, and also incorporated 222 matches for the Bulldogs from 2011-2020.
He joined the Sharks in 2021, and before this season played his 300th NRL match.
He retires as the most capped lively participant in the level of competition.
Tolman is the next Sharks participant this 7 days to validate he will never be at the club next calendar year, after Andrew Fifita’s announcement on Tuesday.
Tolman was a member of Melbourne’s facet that conquer Parramatta in the 2009 grand last. The club was subsequently stripped of that premiership for wage cap breaches.
“I truly feel like now is the great time to shift in a different course and ideally I can do that by providing again to the sport that has offered me so substantially,” Tolman claimed.
“I’m really thankful for the options they’ve all specified me, but right here at the Sharks, we have however got a career to do.
“I am not performed still for this season and whenever the final game will come, I will be in a position to sit down and mirror on my job and truly recognize and rejoice what I have achieved in this sport and all the persons who have served me to get wherever I am.
“I have received 6 months to go and that’s where my aim is right here at the second.”
Penrith Panthers v New Zealand Warriors
Penrith Panthers v New Zealand Warriors, Penrith have continued the NRL’s recent spate of blowouts, defeating the Warriors 46-12 as an ankle injury to influential hooker Api Koroisau marred the win at BlueBet Stadium. Koroisau appeared to roll his ankle midway through the first half on Friday night and while he tried to play on, he left the field early in the second half and did not return.
Mitch Kenny is a solid back-up option for the Panthers but the experienced Koroisau, in career-best form, would be a significant loss heading into the last week of the regular season. The win over the Warriors is set to have been the last regular season game for at least a handful of star Panthers, with coach Ivan Cleary likely to rest players for the round 25 clash against North Queensland.
Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters results
Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters results, Melbourne Storm has had the special honour of being Victoria’s only professional Rugby League team since 1998, and is one of the most supported and successful teams in the country.
The Storm has a long-standing relationship with Melbourne & Olympic Parks, having called AAMI Park home since it opened in 2010, and having previously played home games at the old Olympic Park Stadium.
With the finals just a fortnight away the Sydney Roosters made a huge statement with a dramatic 18-14 win over the Storm at AAMI Park on Friday night.
The Roosters have now won seven on the trot after they dug deep to hold out a late charge from the Storm.
After the Roosters opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a Sam Walker penalty goal the Storm looked to have grabbed the first try of the night through Justin Olam but replays showed the centre had failed to ground the ball as he chased through a Harry Grant grubber.
The Roosters extended their lead in the eighth minute when Luke Keary took the ball to the line and found Drew Hutchison who sent Daniel Tupou over in the corner with a nice catch-and-pass.
Come the 19th minute and the Roosters went to a 14-0 lead after a superb team try was finished off by Joey Manu.
Emotions then spilled over as rival big men Nelson Asofa-Solomona and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves came to grips on a couple of occasions and the Roosters enforcer finished up in the sin bin with 17 minutes to go in the half.
With time running out on the one-man advantage the Storm conjured a try on the right edge when Cameron Munster, Jahrome Hughes, Felise Kaufusi and Marion Seve combined to send Xavier Coates in the corner.
A penalty against Siosiua Taukeiaho for a high tackle on the stroke of half-time gave Nick Meaney the chance to close the gap to 14-8.
The Roosters struck the first blow of the second half when Joseph Suaalii surged onto an Angus Crichton pass from close range and showed enormous strength to get the ball down for his 15th try of the season to make it 18-8.
A dropped ball by Manu with 18 minutes to play gave Melbourne a chance to hit back but a forward pass by Meaney released the pressure.
Just minutes later Meaney made amends when he took a flick pass from Kenny Bromwich and burrowed over for a try to close the gap to four points.
With eight minutes to play the Roosters lost Victor Radley to a concussion and the Storm mounted raid after raid before Kenny Bromwich got over the line and was held up in desperate defence by Nat Butcher and James Tedesco.
Tedesco then came up with another huge play as he cleaned up a loose ball on his own line after Suaalii had lost it backwards and the Roosters hung on.