Melbourne withstood a torrid examination at a flooded Belmore Oval to open their 2017 campaign with a gritty 12-6 win over Canterbury.
The Broncos have started their 2017 NRL campaign with an impressive victory over the Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Thursday night.
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned grudge match to kick off a season. The final match of Round 1 pits cross town rivals Manly against Parramatta.
While many are tipping the Warriors to start 2017 with a win, there are more than a few signs that this contest will be a lot closer than expected.
If these two teams had met in Round 1 of the Telstra Premiership 12 months ago the pre-season pundits would have been making provisions for the mercy rule.
The Cowboys have named a full strength squad for their Round 1 Telstra Premiership clash with Canberra, but an injury cloud looms over Antonio Winterstein.
Two of rugby league's longest active streaks will go head-to-head, with history to be made at Belmore Sports Ground between the Bulldogs and Storm.
This has been one of the most anticipated games of the opening round since Wests Tigers club legend Robbie Farah announced he was on the move to the Rabbitohs.
While many are tipping a big Panthers victory, wet conditions and home ground advantage could make this Round 1 clash a lot closer than expected.
The 2012 grand finalists will be motivated to kick-start their 2017 Telstra Premiership campaign with a strong opening win at Belmore.