If neither Trent Hodkinson or Josh Reynolds are fit for the Bulldogs next weekend, fullback Sam Perrett won't have any worries about trusting Moses Mbye.
The Knights lost no admirers as the Bulldogs got an early taste of the intensity of finals football in a hard-fought 20-18 clash on Newcastle's Old Boys Day.
A super defensive performance has carried the Melbourne Storm to a 14-6 victory over premiership contenders the Cowboys at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs have held on to a 20-18 win over the Newcastle Knights despite losing halfback Trent Hodkinson midway through the first half with a suspected wrist
Brad Arthur says game management will be a huge focus for the Eels over the off-season after his team let another win slip through their fingers.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan says his side has been guilty of looking too far ahead towards the finals rather than the games directly in front of them.
Winger Semi Radradra has scored again to move within one try of Parramatta's all-time season try-scoring reccord held by Steve Ella since 1982.
A thrilling and topsy-turvy game was finally won by Cronulla, who stole it back late after it looked like the Eels had come from behind for an unlikely win.
A Valentine Holmes field goal and a late Michael Ennis try ended a thrilling contest as the Sharks pipped Parramatta 35-28 at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday.
Cowboys mentor Paul Green has paid Melbourne counterpart Craig Bellamy and his side the ultimate compliment on the eve of their showdown at AAMI Park.