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The Parramatta Eels.

Craig Bellamy's round one reign carries on while the Sharks are surprise easy pickings when it comes to a season opener.

Footy's back in 2019 and so are some of the game's longest running streaks, with a few finally snapped as well over the weekend.

Melbourne's 22-12 defeat of Brisbane was their 16th straight round one win under Craig Bellamy, who is yet to lose a first up game since becoming an NRL coach in 2003.

But while Cronulla have been one of the southern heavyweight's biggest rivals in recent years, their round one record is a polar opposite.

The Sharks' loss to Newcastle was their ninth from 10 round one games since 2010, a 12-10 defeat of the Titans in 2013 the only time they've won first up.

That 14-8 win for the Knights was their first in eight attempts against Cronulla, and Nathan Brown's first coaching against the Sharks since 2006.

Elsewhere Leichhardt Oval remains an unhappy hunting ground for Manly, whose loss to the Tigers was their fourth straight going back to 2007.

The Roosters hold a similarly concerning record at the SCG, with their last win at the old girl way back in 1999 – when names like Julian Bailey, Shane Rigon, Craig Kimmorley and Dallas Hood occupied the Tricolours' bench.

Parramatta were on the losing end of that 15-6 scoreline 20 years ago, but their hard-fought win over the Panthers ended a 570-day losing away record of their own.

Having lost all 12 away games in 2018, the Eels' win at Penrith was their first road victory since round 25, 2017.

And Gavin Cooper's record tryscoring run came to an end in North Queensland's win over the Dragons on Saturday night.

His nine games straight with a try in each remains a premiership record for a forward – but falls short of Phil Blake's 10-game tryscoring streak back in 1983.

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