Two in-form Queensland sides go head-to-head in the lead-up to Origin I, with the red-hot Cowboys out to bring down the league-leading Broncos.
There is a round of blockbusting NRL games looming – and Friday night's crucial clash between the Bulldogs and Roosters is central to Origin calculations.
The Rabbitohs have ended a three-game losing streak as well as the Dragons' six-game undefeated run with a 16-10 win on Monday night.
A clinical 80 minutes of high-percentage football and two tries to Billy Slater has helped a disciplined Storm side outlast a willing and attacking Eels outfit
A Daly Cherry-Evans masterclass and two tries to Brett Stewart has helped Manly to a big win over Newcastle at Brookvale Oval.
The North Queensland Cowboys have claimed their sixth consecutive win, downing last year's grand finalists the Bulldogs 23-16 at 1300SMILES Stadium.
An incredible solo try to Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson has handed the Warriors victory 20-16 at Remondis Stadium on Saturday night.
Canberra broke the 50-point barrier as they ran riot against the hapless Gold Coast Titans in a big Telstra Premiership win at GIO Stadium.
A try to Broncos interchange forward Corey Oates in the 79th minute has handed Brisbane a miraculous 8-5 win over the Panthers at Suncorp Stadium.
The Roosters have returned to the winners' circle following a dominant 36-4 win over Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium on Friday night.