6 Apr 2009

Souths on top of NRL after win over Warriors

5:53 am on 6 April 2009

South Sydney are back on top of the National Rugby League after beating the Warriors 22-16 in Auckland yesterday to lead the competition on points differential.

It was a weekend of massive upsets with losses for three of the league's heavyweights and Manly's premiership defence in total disarray after four straight losses.

Gold Coast are second after their 18-6 win over the Storm in Melbourne on Saturday night,

and St. George Illawarra are running third after their stunning 25-12 upset of the previously unbeaten Broncos in Brisbane.

The Warriors are in 9th place on points differential but only one win behind the leading teams.