The Hornby Panthers took the lead of the Bartender NZ CRL Premiership after outlasting their rivals. The Linwood Keas earlier in May, with the other Round 5 results creating a fascinating midtable logjam. The Panthers outlasted the five-time champions, beating them 14-10 after leading 10-4 by halftime in Leslie Park. Like other rugby league games, the match was available for betting, with the bonus codes for Ladbrokes coming in handy for many punters. When registering on the bookmaker, you can enjoy a huge variety of betting markets and find all the referral codes you need.
Skipper Sincere Harraway played a key role in the game, recording two out of the three tries by the Panthers. The South Island specialist half and hooker has been starring from the fullback position in recent weeks and becoming an integral part of the squad.
In the meantime, Northern Bulldogs and Riccarton Knights chalked their second with for their 2021 campaign, downing the fourth-placed Haswell Hornets and the third-placed Celebration Lions. Riccarton was eight points behind the Lions by halftime, but they managed to overcome the deficit in the second half to claim a 20-14 win. During the game, center Jahrome Clark recorded two tries for Riccarton, while Kasi Leka backed his four-try haul by recording a double for the Lions.
The Bulldogs recorded a 28-18 victory after taking a 10-8 lead against Haswell by halftime. Veteran player Izic Placid recorded three tries to help the Frank Endacott-trained squad thwart the Hornets, who started their 2021 campaign strongly under coach Walter Wilson.
The Eastern Eagles also celebrated their 46-18 victory over the Papanui Tigers. Pio Loane crossed four times while the Eagles capitalized on their 16-point halftime lead, making the Tigers the only team that hasn’t recorded a win in the competition.
The CRL Women Premiership started with the Mother’s Day double the following Sunday at the Nga Puna. For this competition, the defending champions Sydenham Swans outwitted Linwood Keas by beating them 26-22, while last year’s losers Woolston Rams recorded a 36-12 win against the Eastern Eagles.
CRL Men Premiership Results for Round 5
The Hornby Panthers recorded 14 points through two tries from Sincere Harraway, a try from Charlie Charlie, and a goal by Caleb Murphy. Their rivals Linwood Keas recorded 10 points through tries from Penetito Ilalio and Ketesemane Pouli, with a goal from Kyle Amer at Leslie Park.
Tries from Josh Endacott, Izic Placid, and Cameron Godfrey paired with Endacott’s four goals helped the Northern Bulldogs claim a 28-18 victory against the Hornets at Murphy Pak. The 18 points for the Hornets were recorded from a goal by Toi Sepuloni and tries from Dylan Gittings, Ken Tofilau, and Iraia de Goldi.
Two goals from Matariki Pose and tries by Justin Lynch, Jahrome Clark, and Conner Hibbs gave the Riccarton Knights 20 points to defeat the Celebration Lions, who recorded 14 points. The Lions got the points at Coronation Park thanks to a goal and a try from Taniela Leka and two more tries from Kasi Leka.