The return of Mitchell Pearce and a hat-trick to Blake Ferguson has helped the Sydney Roosters easily beat Newcastle at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
The class of Jayden Nikorima proved the difference at Allianz Stadium with the dynamic youngster showing off all the tricks he picked up in the NRL.
The updated team lists for Round 9 of the NRL Telstra Premiership as the Knights clash with the Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
Plenty of team changes are expected for this weekend's games, no more so than in New Zealand with Warriors coach Andrew McFadden dropping six players.
It's hard to imagine these two sides played in a preliminary final in 2013. Fast forward three years and this week's showdown will be a bottom-place battle.
The Dragons start to climb while the pressure mounts on the Warriors and Wests Tigers two months into the 2016 season.
There was plenty of drama, controversy, injuries and some massive scores in Round 8 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. Here are the main talking points.
Manly secured the chocolates in a 26-10 win over the Knights on Anzac Day but it came at a cost of four injured players across both teams.
Daly Cherry-Evans returned but three big names left the field injured in Manly's 26-10 win over the Knights at Hunter Stadium on Monday.
Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans has been named to return from an ankle injury against the Knights at Hunter Stadium on Monday afternoon.