Under interim coach Danny Buderus, Newcastle have won back-to-back games for the first time since March.
The Roosters' premiership aspirations now rest at the quick-stepping feet of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck according to Fox Sports commentator Greg Alexander.
The Dragons' key man, the Bulldogs unearth a gem, injuries hamper the run home for title favourites, and things get interesting at the foot of the ladder.
Bulldogs stand-in hooker Damien Cook's impressive season debut last week was no surprise to teammates who have dubbed him 'Mr Professional'.
Three NRL players; Johnathan Thurston, Greg Inglis and David Klemmer are among the top 10 elite Australian athletes vying for the Sports Dad of the Year Award.
With his time in the blue and white drawing towards a close, Bulldogs halfback Trent Hodkinson says his impending departure is starting to sink in.
Canterbury NSW Cup hooker Damien Cook has been waiting since Round 17 last year to get his fifth NRL Telstra Premiership cap, and made the most of it.
The Bulldogs got a modicum of revenge for their Good Friday defeat earlier in the year in a powerful exhibition of rugby league, downing the Rabbitohs.
Canterbury have sounded a warning to every side above them on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder with a powerful and clinical dismantling of premiers Rabbitohs.
Star fullbacks Greg Inglis and Brett Morris could be the difference when their sides line up in Friday night's grand final rematch. Who has the edge this year?