Cronulla all but booked their passage into the Auckland Nines quarter finals with a 17-8 win over the Dragons.
Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett's first Downer NRL Auckland Nines campaign is in a state of emergency, with Manly losing two players for the tournament.
The Bulldogs bounced back from a heavy defeat to the Warriors to keep their Downer NRL Auckland Nines alive by beating the Broncos 15-13.
Matt Parcell has claimed his second match-winning try in as many games in Manly colours, swooping on a grubber to give his side victory over the Warriors.
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.