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Highs and lows of round 24 of the NRL

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QUOTE OF THE ROUND: "He's got a size 15 boot and I wore it fair in the kisser. He said he was sorry but what does that mean now? Have a look at my head. Of course he knew I was there." - Broncos forward Corey Parker lets fly at Sam Kasiano after getting kicked in the face in Brisbane's 20-10 win over Canterbury.

MAN OF THE ROUND: Jarrod Croker. The Raiders skipper set up three tries and scored another in his side's come-from-behind 28-18 win over Parramatta that sealed a top-four spot.

STAT THAT MATTERS: Croker's season tally of 248 points puts him past Clinton Schifcofske's 2001 Canberra club record of 245 points.

MAGIC MOMENT: Penrith's Waqa Blake finished a length-of-the-field try started by Matt Moylan and Kevin Naiqama, which demonstrated why Anthony Griffin's team is considered a competition dark horse.

TALKING POINT: Two more rounds remain in the regular season, but the NRL finals are all but settled. Eighth-placed Gold Coast have opened a three-point gap on the Warriors and the Wests Tigers, both of whom went down in disappointing fashion to North Queensland and Penrith.

JUDICIARY WATCH: Sam Kasiano (dangerous contact); Nathan Ross (dangerous throw).

CASUALTY WARD: Broncos - Corey Parker (face), Corey Oates (head); Knights - Will Pearsall (shoulder); Titans - Jarryd Hayne (head); Sea Eagles - Jamie Lyon (hamstring), Cowboys - Matt Scott (back).

UNDER PRESSURE: Des and the Bulldogs? He called them inept after their loss to the Broncos, and the fourth-placed side could drop to sixth if they lose against the resurgent Cowboys next weekend. Possibly even to seventh if the Panthers go big over the Titans.

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