THE Manly Sea Eagles have effectively ended the finals hopes of the Canberra Raiders, in control all the way as they won 36-22 in the nation
THE North Queensland Cowboys have kept their unlikely finals hopes alive with their fourth straight win, dispatching the seventh-placed Newcastle Knights 26-6 at 1300Smiles Stadium.
THE Newcastle Knights have returned to winning ways, an act led by Jarrod Mullen and Darius Boyd demolishing the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to move momentarily into the NRL top 4.
THE Gold Coast Titans have hung on to their spot in the top 8, while consigning the St George Illawarra Dragons to a third straight loss with a tightly fought victory at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
THE Newcastle Knights have gone a long way towards squashing the criticism surrounding their recent away form, snapping a four-game losing streak away from home with a clinical 30-6 outclassing of fellow early-season contenders the Gold Coast Titans.