Goal-kicking proved the difference as the Storm edged Souths 18-12 in a three-tries-apiece affair.
A last-minute try to Parramatta young gun Bevan French following a penalty from the kick-off handed the Roosters a second straight defeat at the Nines.
Some huge tackles and one of the team tries of the Auckland Nines weekend highlighted a solid 11-4 win by the Jillaroos against the Kiwi Ferns.
The Cronulla Sharks finished strongly to edge off the Gold Coast Titans 23-12 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Game 7 produced a series of long-range and spectacular tries as the Raiders downed the Dragons in their opening game of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
New signing and former Bronco Matt Parcell chased down a grubber to score the match-winner in Manly's 11-8 win over Brisbane at the Auckland Nines.
They started slowly but the home town favourites turned on the style to thump the Bulldogs 34-8 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Penrith made the perfect start to the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines campaign with a 23-7 win over the Wests Tigers.
Reigning NRL premiers North Queensland lived up to the hype to thrash the Newcastle Knights in their opening game of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
They didn't have their 'Big Three' but it didn't matter for the Melbourne Storm as they defeated Parramatta 14-4 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.