This week, the NRLB continued in a weekend that saw high weather hit the country.
The round started in the Overijssel capital, as the undefeated Wolves hosted the Pitbulls, who were looking to avenge their heavy defeated to the Knights in their seaon opener. Both teams went into the match hard, with tough & physical runs from both sets of forwards, namely, Edson Neves, Dominic Stuivenberg, Mauricio Gomez Pazos and Niels Frelink. The Wolves leading at the break, 12-0. Starting the second half with a man in the sin bin, Zwolle improved their attacking dominance, with some incredible rugby league flair to race in try after try to 40-0. A late consolation from Stuivenburg, resulting in a win for the Wolves at 40-4, keeping them undefeated and top of the league.
Man of the Match: Mauricio Gomez Pazos (Zwolle Wolves) 5pts, Petrus Kuijpers (Zwolle Wolves) 4pts, Edson Neves (Rotterdam Pitbulls) 3pts.
Progressive Score: 6-0, 12-0, 16-0, 20-0, 24-0, 30-0, 34-0, 40-0, 40-4
Next up saw a depleted Amsterdam Cobras side travel to Harderwijk to take on the Dolphins. The visitors started off the better, and took the lead at the break. But unanswered points in the final quarter, and the Dolphins took the victory after a warm afternoon in Gelderland.
Team of the Week;
FB – Isaac Ngirubiu – Rotterdam Pitbulls
WG – Santino Landus – Harderwijk Dolphins
CE – Danny Wijngaarden – Harderwijk Dolphins
CE – Mike Prins – Zwolle Wolves
WG – Max Smit – Zwolle Wolves
SO – Auke Idzerda – Rotterdam Pitbulls
SH – Paul Kuijpers – Zwolle Wolves
PR – Edson Neves – Rotterdam Pitbulls
HK – Marvin Slingerland – Rotterdam Pitbulls
PR – Kacper Filipczak – Zwolle Wolves
SR – Niels Frelink – Zwolle Wolves
SR – Kees Kuijpers – Zwolle Wolves
LF – Mauricio Gomez Pazos – Zwolle Wolves
SUB – Alexander Nunez Garcia – Harderwijk Dolphins
SUB – Toine Obiang Nguema – Zwolle Wolves
SUB – Dominic Suitvenberg – Rotterdam Pitbulls
SUB – Illias Laachiri – Amsterdam Cobras
Club of the Week: Zwolle Wolves