What were Lindsay's numbers?A handful of ex-Broncos enjoyed a day out in the NSW Cup.
Copley, Nikorima and Collins all played a hand in Wyong's massive 42-0 victory over Wests. Copley with a hat-trick and Nikorima with an early double led the way for the team. Also worth noting that former Newcastle Knight and NSW Cup main-stay Josh Mantellato played in the centres for the Roos.
In other scores, the Warriors decimated Newcastle 52-24 with Manu Vatuvei among the try-scorers and a couple of Penrith players put their hands up in their commanding 28-6 win over the defending premiers Illawarra.
Kek.After Round 1, attacking powerhouse the Dragons are in first place on +32 points differential.
A new dynasty beckons!
Rapana gets a warning letter for flipping a double bird at the ref?The NRL has issued a warning letter to Canberra's Jordan Rapana after the winger made an abusive gesture in the direction of the referees during his side's golden point loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night.
Rapana raised both of his middle fingers towards the match officials after he was denied what would have been the match-winning try in extra-time against North Queensland.
The NRL has responded by issuing the New Zealand international with a concerning act notice for his actions in an emotion-charged loss to the 2015 premiers, who sealed the win with a miracle try to Gavin Cooper after he chased down a field goal attempt from Johnathan Thurston that ricocheted off the underside of the crossbar.
It is understood Rapana wasn't charged because there was quite some distance between him and the officials, making it impossible to deem his gesture was deliberately meant for the match officials.
The Raiders celebrated as if they had won the match when Rapana crossed in the opening half of extra time, however they were unaware the referees had called it back for a forward pass thrown by the winger in the lead-up.
Rapana's pass, which was deemed forward, put Elliott Whitehead into open space before the Englishman linked up with his winger to send him over the tryline – albeit unaware the whistle had already been blown.
Rapana showed his displeasure with the decision by raising his two middle fingers towards the officials on a night he allowed his frustrations to get the better of him on numerous occasions.
"The referee's called it forward so you just have to live with it," Raiders make-shift centre Whitehead said.
Wonder if he would be charged if his name was Thurston or Smith.Rapana gets a warning letter for flipping a double bird at the ref?
Hodgo must be spitting chips.
Ask that question when you see Smith giving a ref the finger after a correct call. Thurston on the other hand, both him and Hayne have the absolute worst attitude I've seen in regards to what they say to the refs and they both get away with it.Wonder if he would be charged if his name was Thurston or Smith.
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