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Johnathan Thurston was at his brilliant best before leaving the field in the second half against the Bulldogs.

The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the weekend's NRL Telstra Premiership action.

Cowboys v Bulldogs

The North Queensland Cowboys strolled to a 36-0 win over the Bulldogs after a dominant first-half performance led by Johnathan Thurston.

Injuries: Johnathan Thurston (hamstring).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Cowboys outclass Dogs in Townsville
Cowboys v Bulldogs: Five key points
Watch: Cowboys v Bulldogs highlights


Broncos v Panthers

The Penrith Panthers handed the Broncos' hopes of a top-four finish a crushing blow with a massive win at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary: Josh McGuire (dangerous contact - head/neck), Sam Thaiday (dangerous throw).

Match report: Classy Cleary steers Panthers to victory
Broncos v Panthers: Five key points
Watch: Broncos v Panthers highlights


Raiders v Warriors

Jarrod Croker completed a hat-trick with a match-winning try in golden point to give Canberra victory despite a stunning comeback from the Warriors on Saturday.

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary: Bunty Afoa (dangerous contact - head/neck).

Match report: Raiders pip Warriors in golden point
Raiders v Warriors: Five key points
Watch: Raiders v Warriors highlights


Titans v Eels

The Titans guaranteed their place in the top eight for a further week and officially brought Parramatta's brave season of resistance to an end.

Injuries: Nathan Friend (hamstring), Isaac de Gois (leg), Leivaha Puli.

Judiciary: Manu Ma'u (dangerous throw).

Match report: Titans romp home against Eels
Titans v Eels: Five key points
Watch: Titans v Eels highlights


Storm v Roosters

The Roosters crossed first but the Storm piled on 26 points to secure their second victory over the Tricolours in 2016.

Injuries: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (knee).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Slick Storm overpower Roosters
Storm v Roosters: Five key points
Watch: Storm v Roosters highlights


Sharks v Knights

Newcastle were able to stay with Cronulla for a large portion of their match on Sunday afternoon, with the score 10-0 at half-time. But the Sharks went on with it in the second half to secure their 15th consecutive win.

Injuries: Jarrod Mullen (hamstring), Danny Levi (concussion)

Judiciary: Mitch Barnett (shoulder charge).

Match report: Sharks extend streak with Knights drubbing
Sharks v Knights: Five key points
Watch: Sharks v Knights highlights


Dragons v Wests Tigers

Mitch Moses was the star as the Tigers – minus Robbie Farah – put in a solid display to defeat the Dragons 25-12 at ANZ Stadium in Benji Marshall's 250th NRL appearance.

Injuries: Chris Lawrence (leg), Tim Grant (concussion).

Judiciary: Leeson Ah Mau (high tackle - careless), Sauaso Sue (dangerous contact - other).

Match report: Tigers down Dragons in Benji's milestone game
Dragons v Wests Tigers: Five key points
Watch: Dragons v Wests Tigers highlights


Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles

Manly did enough to hold on for their third straight victory, keeping their finals hopes alive with a 20-12 win over South Sydney at Allianz Stadium on Monday night.

Injuries: Matt Wright (ankle), Bryson Goodwin (arm).

Judiciary: Tom Burgess (shoulder charge).

Match report: Sea Eagles continue late-season charge
Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles: Five key points
Watch: Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles highlights



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