A snapshot of round seven of the NRL

All the talking points from round seven of the NRL.

CLINT GUTHERSON
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WHAT HAPPENED IN ROUND 7 OF THE NRL:

* QUOTE OF THE ROUND: "l am not looking over my shoulder," under-fire Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold after the Broncos' fifth-straight loss, this time to Gold Coast

* STAT THAT MATTERS: The Warriors' 50-6 loss to Melbourne was the biggest by a team the week after making a mid-season coaching change

* MAGIC MOMENT: Clint Gutherson nailed an 87th-minute field goal to sink Canberra in golden point and keep Parramatta at the top of the table

* TALKING POINT: Have Sydney's select grounds been overused since the competition's restart. The NRL had to move a game from Campbelltown this week, while Bankwest Stadium needed an inspection this weekend amid a streak of 11 games in 22 days. There are still three more matches scheduled there next week

* MAN OF THE ROUND: Jason Taumalolo tore apart the heavily favoured Newcastle pack almost single-handedly. The stand-in Cowboys' skipper made a frightening 127 post-contact metres as part of his 275 running metres for the match - a stat any forward in the game would struggle to match

* JUDICIARY WATCH: Warriors - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (shoulder charge); Broncos - Joe Ofahengaue (shoulder charge), Corey Oates (contrary conduct); Raiders - Jordan Rapana (high tackle)

* CASUALTY WARD: Storm - Cameron Munster (knee); Roosters - Victor Radley (knee), Sam Verrills (knee), Isaac Liu (ribs); Eels - Mitchell Moses (calf); Raiders - Corey Horsburgh (foot); Broncos - Matt Lodge (knee); Sharks - Josh Dugan (ankle); Bulldogs - Will Hopoate (ankle).

* UNDER PRESSURE: Brisbane's board has backed Anthony Seibold but the spotlight will remain on him. The Broncos have conceded 170 points in five-straight losses since the competition's restart, scoring just 42.


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