Big wins from Canberra and the Storm are cause for the whole heap of green and purple that headline NRL.com's Round 8 Team of the Week.
Try scoring feasts in Canberra and Melbourne, another crazy put down from Corey Oates and a massive shot from Luke Lewis headline our plays of the week.
There was plenty of drama, controversy, injuries and some massive scores in Round 8 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. Here are the main talking points.
Sharks skipper Paul Gallen turned back the clock with a best-on-ground performance to help guide his side to a pulsating win over the Panthers.
The Sharks survived a frantic few minutes to register their fifth win on the trot, and at the same time hand the Panthers their fifth loss by less than eight.
A length of the field try to Valentine Holmes has helped the Sharks edge Penrith in another epic encounter on Sunday afternoon.
Three late tries to the Panthers helped the defending premiers scrape their way to a seventh straight Holden Cup win with a tense victory over the Sharks.
Cronulla and Penrith have both made one change to the teams announced on Tuesday for their clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Veteran Sharks hooker Michael Ennis said he's had to hit the reset button this year in effort to establish combinations with the club's new-look spine.
The Sharks have been one of the NRL's most impressive sides in 2016 but come up against a Panthers side that is making a habit of fighting out tight contests.