The Bulldogs' Holden Cup side produced their best performance of 2016 to stun an understrength Roosters side 46-16 at ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
New Queensland coach Kevin Walters backed Sharks livewire Ben Barba as a possible option to replace the injured Billy Slater in this year's Origin series.
The Sydney Roosters Holden Cup side have rallied late to stave off a gutsy Canberra, winning 32-22 in steamy conditions at GIO Stadium.
He has missed out on Queensland teams all the way through the junior ranks but Titans back-rower Shane Wright takes his first steps towards a Maroons jersey.
The Penrith Panthers have won a second Holden Cup title in the space of three years with a 34-18 win over a brave Manly-Warringah at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Latrell Mitchell and Tevita Pangai Jr look set for promising first grade careers after they were named in the Holden Cup team of the Year on Monday.
Emerging NRL stars Tom Trbojevic, Ashley Taylor, Gideon Mosby and Latrell Mitchell are among the players honoured in the 2015 Holden Cup Team of the Year.
A brilliant second-half comeback from Brisbane wasn't enough to stop the Junior Warriors clinching yet another Holden Cup title with a thrilling 34-32 victory.
A gruelling training regime as a youngster has Duncan Paia'Aua poised to deliver the Broncos a maiden under-20s title.
The Warriors' charge from eighth spot to the Holden Cup Grand Final has been full of shocks and surprises, as the Broncos are well aware.