Here’s all you need to know about the results from NRL Round 20. The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup continues to be paused due to the Sydney COVID lockdown. The Intrust Super Cup was cancelled after a snap lockdown was called for south-east Queensland.
Week In The NRL
- July 26: Newcastle Knights re-sign Kurt Mann (2023).
- July 26: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks appoint Josh Hannay as assistant coach for 2022.
- July 27: Melbourne Storm re-sign coach Craig Bellamy (2026).
- July 27: NRL Team News for Round 20 announced.
- July 27: Sydney Roosters Billy Smith ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.
- July 27: NRL and Wests Tigers make joint statement over alleged quarantine breach by James Roberts.
- July 28: James Roberts issued a breach notice for failing to comply with Queensland Public Health directives receiving a one match ban and $7,500 fine.
- July 28: Canberra Raiders re-sign Elliott Whitehead (2024).
- July 28: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs sign Paul Vaughan (2022).
- July 28: Penrith Panthers re-sign Scott Sorensen (2023).
- July 29: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Leeson Ah Mau leave NRL bubble to return to New Zealand ahead of Trans-Tasman bubble closure.
- July 30: Melbourne Storm re-sign Ryan Papenhuyzen (2025).
- July 31: south-east Queensland snap COVID lockdown for three days from 4pm announced by the Queensland Government, leading to a postponement of NRL fixutres. Games rescheduled to Suncorp Stadium for the remainder of the weekend at the following timeslots: Sunday – 1:50pm Knights Vs Raiders, 4:05pm Storm Vs Panthers, 6:25pm Dragons Vs Rabbitohs; Monday – 6pm Bulldogs Vs Titans, 8:05pm Sharks Vs Sea Eagles.
- August 2: Sydney Roosters sign Dale Copley for the remainder of 2021.
- August 2: south-east Queensland COVID lockdown to continue until 4pm Sunday August 8.
National Rugby League
Sydney Roosters 28 Parramatta Eels 0 (BB Print Stadium – 4,926)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/29/2021-nrl-round-20-roosters-28-eels-0-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – Sam Walker (Roosters), 2 – Joseph Manu (Roosters), 1 – Adam Keighran (Roosters)
Wests Tigers 16 New Zealand Warriors 18 (Suncorp Stadium – 12,443)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/30/2021-nrl-round-20-tigers-16-warriors-18-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – Euan Aitken (Warriors), 2 – Kodi Nikorima (Warriors), 1 – Reece Walsh (Warriors)
Brisbane Broncos 37 North Queensland Cowboys 18 (Suncorp Stadium – 29,136)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/30/2021-nrl-round-20-broncos-37-cowboys-18-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – Tyson Gamble (Broncos), 2 – Jamayne Isaako (Broncos), 1 – Kotoni Staggs (Broncos)
Newcastle Knights 34 Canberra Raiders 24 (Suncorp Stadium – no attendance)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/08/01/2021-nrl-round-20-knights-34-raiders-24-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – Kalyn Ponga (Knights), 2 – Bradman Best (Knights), 1 – David Klemmer (Knights)
Melbourne Storm 37 Penrith Panthers 10 (Suncorp Stadium – no attendance)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/08/01/2021-nrl-round-20-storm-37-panthers-10-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – Harry Grant (Storm), 2 – Jesse Bromwich (Storm), 1 – Cameron Munster (Storm)
St George-Illawarra Dragons 14 South Sydney Rabbitohs 50 (Suncorp Stadium – no attendance)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/08/01/2021-nrl-round-20-dragons-14-rabbitohs-50-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – Cody Walker (Rabbitohs), 2 – Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs), 1 – Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 Gold Coast Titans 34 (Suncorp Stadium – no attendance)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/08/02/2021-nrl-round-21-titans-34-bulldogs-6-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – AJ Brimson (Titans), 2 – Toby Sexton (Titans), 1 – Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (Titans)
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 40 (Suncorp Stadium – no attendance)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/08/03/2021-nrl-round-20-sharks-22-sea-eagles-40-report/
MOTM Points: 3 – Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), 2 – Reuben Garrick (Sea Eagles), 1 – Jason Saab (Sea Eagles)