Back-to-back clean sweeps of all three grades have provided a significant mid-season boost for the Vodafone Warriors NRL and NYC teams as well as feeder club the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup. Photo: Photosport.


In fact in the last three weeks the three teams have collectively won eight of nine matches, the only reverse being the Vodafone Junior Warriors 10-24 loss to Newcastle on May 26.


June has started perfectly. In the opening weekend of the month the three teams combined to score 138 points including 25 tries while conceding only 48 points; on Sunday the total points scored in three matches was 108 (20 tries) with 46 conceded.


Going into this weeks round of matches the Vodafone Warriors are 13th on the NRL ladder and fourth on the NYC table while the Vulcans have climbed inside the top eight in the New South Wales Cup, their three straight wins lifting them to sixth.


South Sydney continues to lead the NRL competition by a point from Melbourne, Canberra is a point ahead of Penrith in the NYC and the unbeaten Cronulla heads the NSW Cup with 28 points.


Elsewhere Mount Albert is a point clear at the top of Auckland's Fox Memorial premiership from Point Chevalier and in the English Super League Wigan is an impressive five points ahead of nearest challenger Huddersfield.


NRL:

Parramatta 24, Sydney Roosters 38; North Queensland 26, Canterbury-Bankstown 36; Newcastle 8, St George Illawarra 14; Vodafone Warriors 18, Manly 6; Penrith 18, Wests Tigers 20; Melbourne 38, Cronulla 6; Canberra 30, Brisbane 18.

Points: South Sydney 22, Melbourne 21, Sydney Roosters 20, Manly 17, Gold Coast 16, Cronulla 14, Canterbury-Bankstown 14, Canberra 14, Newcastle 12, Penrith 12, Brisbane 10, St George Illawarra 10, Vodafone Warriors 10, Wests Tigers 10, North Queensland 8, Parramatta 8.


NYC:

Parramatta 22, Sydney Roosters 24; Newcastle 24, St George Illawarra 10; North Queensland 24, Canterbury-Bankstown 24; Vodafone Warriors 52, Manly 20; Penrith 50, Wests Tigers 12; Melbourne 34, Cronulla 10; Canberra 38, Brisbane 28.

Points: Canberra 23, Penrith 22, Sydney Roosters 20, Vodafone Junior Warriors 17, Melbourne 16, Newcastle 14, Wests Tigers 14, Brisbane 14, Canterbury-Bankstown 13, Gold Coast 12, Parramatta 11, South Sydney 11, St George Illawarra 10, Manly 8, Cronulla 7, North Queensland 6.


NEW SOUTH WALES CUP:

North Sydney 42, Canterbury-Bankstown 20; Newcastle 28, Illawarra 26; Cronulla 10, Mounties 0; Auckland Vulcans 38, Manly 10; Wentworthville 26, Wests Tigers 24; Newtown 26, Windsor 22.

Points: Cronulla 28, North Sydney 20, Newcastle 20, Windsor 19, Newtown 16, Auckland Vulcans 15, Wests Tigers 14, Wentworthville 14, Mounties 12, Illawarra 10, Wyong 10, Canterbury-Bankstown 8, Manly 8.


AUCKLAND (FOX MEMORIAL):

Papakura 28, Howick 22; Mount Albert 72, Bay Roskill 4; Mangere East 28, Marist 12; Otahuhu 24, Northcote 20; Point Chevalier 36, Glenora 6.

Points: Mount Albert 18, Point Chevalier 17, Mangere East 16, Howick 15, Otahuhu 14, Papakura 12, Marist 8, Glenora 8, Northcote 2, Bay Roskill 0.


ENGLISH SUPER LEAGUE:

Leeds 42, Castleford 24; Hull Kingston Rovers 35, Huddersfield 28; Widnes 32, Wigan 38; Les Catalans 30, Hull FC 4; London Broncos 10, Warrington 82; St Helens 30, Bradford 18; Wakefield 46, Salford 10.

Points: Wigan 31, Huddersfield 26, Warrington 25, Les Catalans 22, Leeds 21, Hull FC 20, Hull Kingston Rovers 18, St Helens 17, Bradford 16, Wakefield 13, Widnes 12 Castleford 10, Salford 9, London Broncos 8.