British Players Shine in Thrilling NRL Round 6 Action

Round 6 of the 2024 NRL season was filled with impressive showings from British players competing in Australia’s premier rugby league competition. Roosters’ Victor Radley, Knights’ Kai Pearce-Paul, and Bulldogs’ Bailey Hayward were among the international stars who delivered standout performances on the pitch.

NRL Round 6 Showcases Impressive Performances from British Players

Round 6 of the NRL season has concluded, with several British players delivering standout performances on the pitch. The “Brits Down Under” feature highlights how these international stars are faring in Australia’s premier rugby league competition.

Roosters’ Victor Radley Shines

Roosters’ Victor Radley was instrumental in his side’s victory over the Newcastle Knights, recording an impressive 242 metres from 21 carries, including 17 hit-ups. The Sydney-born forward, who is eligible to represent England through his father’s lineage, also made 36 tackles and a line break.

Kai Pearce-Paul’s Best NRL Performance

For the Knights, Kai Pearce-Paul produced his best performance to date in the NRL. Despite the team’s narrow defeat, the towering England international played the full 80 minutes, making 153 metres from 13 carries, including 13 hit-ups, and an outstanding 39 tackles in defence.

Bailey Hayward’s NRL Debut

Debuting for the Bulldogs in their close loss to the Storm, Scotland international Bailey Hayward came off the bench to play 38 minutes, making seven passes and 23 tackles in his first NRL appearance.

Tom Burgess Continues Try-Scoring Form

In South Sydney’s defeat to Cronulla, Tom Burgess continued his try-scoring form, making 161 metres from 17 carries, including 12 hit-ups, and 15 tackles.

Morgan Smithies’ Impressive Tackle Count

Another standout British performer was Morgan Smithies of the Canberra Raiders, who topped the tackle charts in their golden point victory over the Titans, with an impressive 43 tackles. The Wigan academy product also contributed 160 metres from 16 carries, including 16 hit-ups and 16 passes, across the 91-minute contest.

The results from Round 6 of the 2024 NRL season are as follows:

  1. Newcastle Knights 20-22 Sydney Roosters
  2. Melbourne Storm 16-14 Canterbury Bulldogs
  3. Brisbane Broncos 28-14 Dolphins
  4. New Zealand Warriors 22-22 Manly Sea Eagles
  5. Parramatta Eels 27-20 North Queensland Cowboys
  6. South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-34 Cronulla Sharks
  7. Wests Tigers 12-24 St George Illawarra Dragons
  8. Canberra Raiders 21-20 Gold Coast Titans

The Penrith Panthers had the bye this week.

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