A diabolical second half performance from Souths, in which their players replaced their hands with slabs of meat, has helped the Manly Sea Eagles to a clinical 24 points to 8 win at ANZ Stadium tonight.
A Cameron Smith penalty goal has proved the difference as Melbourne ground out a tough 16 to 14 victory over a determined Penrith Panthers outfit at Olympic Park tonight.
MANLY'S unhappy start to their premiership defence has continued, going down to the Penrith Panthers 12 points to 10 in front of a disappointing crowd of 8667 at Brookvale Oval tonight.
THE Storm have taken the points in a dour encounter tonight at Dairy Farmers Stadium, defeating the Cowboys 26 points to 12.
A Jarryd Hayne intercept try sparked the Eels to life as they came from behind to defeat the Raiders 18 points to 16 tonight at Parramatta Stadium.
THE Wests Tigers have overcome an early 12-0 deficit to down the Sydney Roosters 40 points to 24 tonight at the SFS.
THE Bulldogs have started 2009 in style with the upset of the opening round, comprehensively demolishing defending premiers Manly Sea Eagles 34 points to 12.
THREE quick tries in six minutes to start the second half won the game for Manly as they became the first Australian team in six years to win the World Club Challenge, defeating the Leeds Rhinos 28 points to 20
IT may have just been a trial, but both teams played as if there were two competition points on the line, as Souths ran out 18 points to 6 victors over St George in the Charity Shield
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM'S Ben Robinson looks at the Knights 2008 NRL season.