It wasn't pretty, but the Broncos have earned a valuable two competition points with a grinding win over the Dragons in cyclonic conditions in Wollongong.
If ever there was a time for the Panthers to replicate their 2003 Grand Final heroics, it would be this Monday night against the Roosters.
A tantalising match-up between the two teams fighting to stay in the top eight has been elevated to super galactic status by the mere prospect of Jarryd Hayne.
Cronulla's incredible winning streak is over and now they face a red-hot Canberra side ready to cement their place in the NRL's top four.
After their heaviest defeat of the season at the hands of the Raiders last week, the task doesn't get much easier for the Rabbitohs as they travel to Melbourne.
The Bulldogs will be out to keep touch with the top four while the Knights will be hopeful of avoiding an unwanted record when these sides meet on Saturday.
As the Eels limp towards the finish line of a horror 2016 season, a rejuvenated Sea Eagles are keeping the dream alive on the back of four straight wins.
Two sides who have lost four of their past five meet at WIN Stadium on Thursday night, with the Dragons without two key forwards as the Broncos' stars return.
The Cronulla Sharks' 15-game winning streak has come to an end on the Gold Coast, with the Titans claiming an 18-all draw with the league leaders.
The Manly Sea Eagles are now just one win outside of the top eight following their 36-16 win over the luckless Newcastle Knights on Sunday afternoon.