Wests Tigers have pulled off the upset of the tournament so far, edging the Cowboys 13-12 despite being outscored three tries to two.
Jake Mamo was the star for Newcastle as they clinched a tight 15-14 win over Penrith in the second round of matches at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
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.
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.