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NRL round 23 snapshot

A snapshot of round 23 of the NRL.

NRL round 23 snapshot

A snapshot of round 23 of the NRL.

* Quote of the Round: "How do you comment on that? You just haven't seen it in the game before, what do you make of it?" - Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson reacts in disbelief at Suliasi Vunivalu's bizarre attempted hurdle of his side's defensive line.

* Man of the Round: Nathan Cleary pulled off the try-saving tackle of the year on Coen Hess despite giving away 22kg in what proved a turning point in Penrith's crucial win over North Queensland.


* Stat that Matters: Newcastle broke a 23-game losing streak on the road with their win over Parramatta on Friday night.

* Magic Moment: Wests Tigers winger Malakai Watene-Zelezniak crossed in the dying moments to give his side a 30-26 win over Manly that lifted them off the bottom of the ladder.

* Talking Point: Confusion continues to reign over Melbourne's penalty try after Suliasi Vunivalu was pulled off the ball by Latrell Mitchell despite there being doubt about whether he would have scored.

* Judiciary Watch: Melbourne - Suliasi Vunivalu (contrary conduct).

* Casualty Ward: North Queensland - Michael Morgan (concussion), Justin O'Neill (elbow), Lachlan Coote (ankle/leg); Gold Coast - Jarryd Hayne (leg), Kane Elgey (leg), Jarrod Wallace (knee); Sydney Roosters - Blake Ferguson (shoulder); Canterbury - Josh Reynolds (calf), Sam Kasiano (chest).

* Under Pressure: The futures of Gold Coast coach Neil Henry and star Jarryd Hayne are in doubt after their feud became public in the wake of the fullback's comments about their relationship.

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