Gold Coast showed plenty of promise in attack as they accounted for the Dragons, qualifying for the knock-out stage while leaving the Red V without a win.
Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett has been left frustrated after being unable to draft in an injury replacement as he lost another key player on Day 2.
A late seven-point try to returning Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson has seen the home town favourites progress in the most dramatic of circumstances.
A suspected ACL injury to Manly hooker Jayden Hodges has continued a horror run for Trent Barrett's side as Canterbury won on Day 2.
An impressive defensive effort from North Queensland has seen the NRL premiers move onto the quarter-finals, with the Panthers sent packing.
Newcastle moved on to the quarter-finals while also ending Wests Tigers' weekend with a scrappy victory on Sunday morning at Eden Park.
The Kiwi Ferns admit they were caught off guard by the tactics of the Jillaroos in the opening game of their three-match series at the Downer Auckland Nines.
The Eels booked their passage to the quarter finals and knocked the Rabbitohs out with a 24-11 win built on a quality game from Norman and Cornish.
The Storm's tight Day One defence was cracked wide open as a Roosters side with nothing to lose tormented the men in purple with their restarts.
The Sydney Roosters have re-signed young half Jackson Hastings through to the end of 2017.