THE Melbourne Storm proved that they are genuine contenders for the 2004 Telstra Premiership with a convincing 36-18 victory over the Canberra Raiders today at Canberra Stadium.
THE Wests Tigers have renewed hopes that this year will be the year they break their finals duck with a 56-6 demolition of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in front of a ground record crowd at Leichhardt Oval this afternoon.
THE Newcastle Knights kept their slim semi final hopes alive with a tough 31-22 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a surprisingly good game at Aussie Stadium today.
MELBOURNE Storm halfback Matt Orford was the toast of Olympic Park tonight as he scored the matchwinning try with just 20 seconds remaining as the Melbourne Storm beat the Parramatta Eels 22-16 in a tough and thrilling encounter at Olympic Park this evening.
THE Penrith Panthers celebrated the return of star players Craig Gower and Ryan Girdler with a comprehensive 42-8 win over the Canberra Raiders at the Penrith Football Stadium tonight.
MICHAEL Monaghan had the best game of his four year first grade career to lead the Manly Sea Eagles to a 26-18 win over the Wests Tigers at Brookvale Oval this afternoon.
THE Bulldogs proved that they are going to be a major premiership threat this season by defeating the Canberra Raiders 24-20 this evening at ExpressAdvocate Stadium.
THE Wests Tigers proved today what an exciting football side they can be by thrashing the New Zealand Warriors 50-4 today on a freezing day at Jade Stadium in Christchurch.
THE Manly Sea Eagles scored one of the upsets of the season by defeating the Penrith Panthers 20-12 on a beautiful day at Brookvale Oval.
THE Penrith Panthers overcame losing stars Ryan Girdler and Preston Campbell to injury to triumph over the Bulldogs 40-29 in one of the games of the season this afternoon at Penrith Football Stadium.