Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan drilled home to his players all week that the Gold Coast would scrap their way through the 80 minutes no matter the situation.
Jarryd Hayne made a triumphant return as the Gold Coast Titans fought back to win 16-12 to hand Cronulla their third loss at home this season.
Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry hopes Saturday night's upset win over the Cronulla Sharks can be the kick-start his side needs to get their season going.
The Anzac Day clash between the Storm and the Warriors has extra person significance for Kiwi captain and Storm leader Jesse Bromwich.
"As tough as a two dollar steak" was how North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green described Ray Thompson after his performance against the Newcastle Knights.
Saturday's victory for North Queensland gave some vital experience for the Cowboys' young guns and another case of close but no cigar for the Knights.
Two tries in the final 13 minutes to bench forward Leivaha Pulu have helped the Gold Coast Titans stun the Sharks 16-12 in Cronulla on Saturday.
Panthers coach Anthony Griffin insists his young team will learn lessons from the four-game losing streak they are enduring after eight rounds of the season.
At one stage the Eels looked like running away with an easy win but a struggling Panthers outfit managed to at least give them a scare on Saturday.
A strong second-half showing from the North Queensland Cowboys helped them to a 24-12 win over the Newcastle Knights on Saturday night.