The Cowboys enjoyed a big win over the Bulldogs in Round 25.

The Cowboys leapfrogged the Bulldogs into the top four on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder with a commanding win at Belmore Sportsground. The Broncos shocked the Storm at AAMI Park, the Raiders won a high-scoring affair at Brookvale Oval while a Matt Moylan field goal separated the Panthers and Titans. The Wests Tigers kept their slim finals hopes alive and ended the Warriors in one fell swoop across the ditch. The Eels showed their intent in finishing their controversial 2016 season positively with a win over the Dragons.

Round 25 Results:

Cowboys 24 defeated Bulldogs 16 
Broncos 26 defeated Storm 16 
Raiders 44 defeated Sea Eagles 30 
Panthers 15 defeated Titans 14 
Sharks 37 defeated Roosters 12 
Wests Tigers 36 defeated Warriors 24 
Rabbitohs 34 defeated Knights 12 
Eels 30 defeated Dragons 18 

Top five stories:

1. Broncos ambush Storm in Melbourne by AAP 

2. Ryan James on verge of rugby league record by Tony Webeck 

3. Campbell-Gillard in hospital with broken back by Tony Webeck 

4. Top 50 players in the NRL: Part 1 by Dominic Brock 

5. Austin ruled out with hand injury by Raiders Media 

Top three videos:

1. Storm v Broncos highlights 

2. Titans v Panthers highlights 

3. Sharks v Roosters highlights 

NRL Telstra Premiership ladder after Round 25: 

Club

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

+/-

Points

1. Storm

23

18

0

5

+241

40

2. Sharks

23

17

1

5

+196

39

3. Raiders

23

16

1

6

+190

37

4. Cowboys

23

14

0

9

+213

32

5. Broncos

23

14

0

9

+110

32

6. Bulldogs

23

14

0

9

+76

32

7. Panthers

23

13

0

10

+70

30

8. Titans

23

11

1

11

+27

27

9. Tigers

23

11

0

12

-66

26

10. Warriors

23

10

0

13

-66

24

11. Dragons

23

9

0

14

-199

22

12. Manly

23

8

0

15

-79

20

13. Rabbitohs

23

8

0

15

-94

20

14. Eels

23

12

0

11

-48

16*

15. Roosters

23

6

0

17

-123

16

16. Knights

23

1

1

21

-493

7

* Parramatta stripped of 12 competition points following salary cap investigation