THE Bulldogs have had their chance of a rags-to-riches Minor Premiership title dashed by some Benji Marshall brilliance with the Wests Tigers claiming a 34-12 victory over their finals-bound opponents.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have claimed the JJ Giltinan Shield for 2009 with a completely dominant 37-0 win over a disappointing Parramatta Eels side in front of 18,000 delirious fans at WIN Jubilee Oval.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have comprehensively outplayed the St George Illawarra Dragons to emerge with a 41-6 victory at ANZ Stadium.
THE Newcastle Knights have reversed a 14-point half time deficit to emerge with a crucial 32-26 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys in front of 15,408 fans at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
THE Parramatta Eels have continued their golden late-season run with a strong 26-18 victory over the Wests Tigers in front of a record 34,272 crowd at the Sydney Football Stadium.
THE Gold Coast Titans have consolidated their Top 4 spot with a 22-14 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a high-quality match in front of 11,977 fans at ANZ Stadium.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have emerged with a hard-fought 23-20 win over a gritty Canberra Raiders side in front of 13,310 fans at ANZ Stadium in Sydney to consolidate 2nd spot on the competition ladder.
THE Penrith Panthers and the New Zealand Warriors have fought out a highly entertaining 32-all draw in front of 12,677 fans at CUA Stadium in Penrith, with the home side fighting back from 32-6 down to earn a crucial point in the race for Top 8 spots.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have scored a comprehensive 34-18 victory over the Gold Coast Titans in front of 20,315 fans at Skilled Park, handing the Titans their first home defeat of the 2009 season.
THE Penrith Panthers have consolidated their position in the NRL Top 8 with a tough 28-20 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys in front of 14,274 stunned fans at Dairy Farmers Stadium.