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Highs and lows of round 25 of the NRL

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NRL ROUND 25 HIGHS AND LOWS

QUOTE OF THE ROUND: "They've stood Reg (Campbell-Gillard) up and then Ryan James hits him in the ribs while he's unprotected. I'd really like the NRL to review it. I'm not happy with how Reg has ended up injured. He can't move. They had to stretcher him out of the sheds." - Panthers coach Anthony Griffin unimpressed with James' `prowler' tackle in which Penrith's star prop suffered a broken back.

MAN OF THE ROUND: Matt Moylan. The Panthers skipper confirmed Penrith's finals spot with a typically calm and skilful effort. He scored one try, created his team's only other try and cooly slotted the match-winning field goal with minutes left in the 15-14 win over Gold Coast.

STAT THAT MATTERS: Canberra's 44-30 win over Manly produced 14 tries and 74 points in total, the highest scoring game of the season.

MAGIC MOMENT: Mitchell Moses' miraculous, stretching 76th minute try in the Tigers 36-24 win over the Warriors broke the late game deadlock and kept the joint venture in the hunt for the playoffs.

TALKING POINT: The make-up of the final eight is far from certain with one round to play.

JUDICIARY WATCH: Storm - Nelson Asofa-Solomona (dangerous contact - head/neck).

CASUALTY WARD: Sea Eagles - Nate Myles (ribs/knee); Panthers - Reagan Campbell-Gillard (back); Roosters - Sio Siua Taukeiaho (knee); Tigers - Chris Lawrence (knee).

UNDER PRESSURE: Warriors coach Andrew McFadden. Could do it tough to retain his job next year after the Warriors botched their chance to make the finals. The club hasn't made the playoffs since their 2011 grand final appearance.

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