NRL 2018: Rd 9 in 25 photos

The NRL’s round 9 in 25 photos Elijah Taylor of the Tigers (right) is sent to the sin bin during the Round 9 NRL match against the Warriors.

Martin Taupau (centre) of the Sea Eagles tackled by Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters.

Daly Cherry-Evans (left) of the Sea Eagles reacts to referee Henry Perenara (centre).

James Tedesco (right) of the Roosters reacts after Victor Radley (centre) tackles Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles during Round 9 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters.

Cameron Smith of the Storm at full time of the Round 9 NRL match against the St George-Illawarra Dragons.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona of the Storm tackles Gareth Widdop of the Dragons.

Euan Aitken of the Dragons scores during the Round 9 NRL match against the Melbourne Storm.

Corey Norman of the Eels tackles Matthew Prior of the Sharks.

Bevan French of the Eels drops the ball over the line.

David Fusitu’a of the Warriors collects a high ball against the Tigers.

Shaun Johnson of the Warriors.

Iosia Soliola of the Raiders reacts after scoring a try.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of the Panthers is thrown to the ground by Antonio Winterstein and Gavin Cooper of the Cowboys.

Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys celebrates their win over the Panthers with team mate Jason Taumalolo.

Parramatta’s Kenny Edwards in action.

An emotional Cody Walker of the Rabbitohs celebrates with family and friends.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Knights (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring a try against Souths.

Jarrod Croker of the Raiders (right) and Kevin Proctor of the Titans (left) fight for the ball.

Panthers celebrate Peter Wallace’s try during the Round 9 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the North Queensland Cowboys.

Joe Ofahengaue of the Broncos celebrates scoring a try.

Joe Ofahengaue of the Broncos celebrates scoring a try.

Aaron Woods of the Bulldogs (centre) is tackled by Andrew McCullough of the Broncos (left) and teammate Matt Lodge.

Boyd Cordner (right) of the Roosters tackled by Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles.

Victor Radley (right) of the Rosters during the Round 9 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

Edrick Lee of the Sharks scores during the Round 9 NRL match between the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and the Parramatta Eels.

TweetFacebook NRL 2018: Rd 8All photos: AAPThe Bulldogs’ Brett Morris probably hit the nail on the head.

“It is hard to bite your tongue sometimes and not speak openly,” Morris said.

That was after the Bulldogs lost a controversial game 22-20 against the Brisbane Broncos.

The game was locked at 20-all whenMoses Mbye was ruled to have committed a professional foul in the 80thminute.

The NRL said Pay overstepped the mark by questioning the integrity and performance of referee Gerard Sutton and video review official Steve Chiddy.

It cost the Bulldogs a five-figure fine –not to mention the two lost competition points.

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