Mitchell Pearce made his return to the NRL to help guide the Roosters to a crushing 38-0 win, while a rookie for Newcastle showed some good signs.
The Cowboys have continued their charge with a dominant victory over an injury-ravaged Manly at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
The Penrith Panthers survived another nail-biter to edge the Raiders by a point in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon. Here are five key points from the clash.
The return of Mitchell Pearce and a hat-trick to Blake Ferguson has helped the Sydney Roosters easily beat Newcastle at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
The final team lists for the Round 9 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between Manly and North Queensland at Brookvale Oval.
Warriors utility Thomas Leuluai has admitted he fears the poor form of the Warriors could cost himself and other a place in the Kiwis side.
The class of Jayden Nikorima proved the difference at Allianz Stadium with the dynamic youngster showing off all the tricks he picked up in the NRL.
Peter Wallace kicked a field goal in the final two minutes to help the Panthers edge the Raiders in a thrilling contest in Bathurst on Saturday.
The updated team lists for Round 9 of the NRL Telstra Premiership as the Knights clash with the Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
Wayne Bennett says it was playmaker Anthony Milford's decision, not his, to reject the possibility of playing for Samoa in next week's Pacific Test match.