THE Manly Sea Eagles have beaten the North Queensland Cowboys 24-20 at Dairy Farmers Stadium in a strong second half performance.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have beaten the Parramatta Eels 48-14 in a runaway performance at Telstra Stadium.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have won 30-0 against a poor Storm outfit at Aussie Stadium.
THE Melbourne Storm has beaten the Canberra Raiders 30-18 on a cold and blustery night at Canberra Stadium.
THE Penrith Panthers have beaten the Parramatta Eels 40-22 in front of a sold out Penrith Football Stadium to become the 2003 Minor Premiers.
THE first match of the round sees the Dragons take on the Magpies at WIN Stadium. The Dragons have made several changes from last weeks side, the most notable is the loss of Ryan Powell who will make his first grade debut. He will be replaced by Peter Ellis.
The Magpies have brought Peterson into halfback, pushing Levy onto the interchange bench. They?ll be hoping the change can turn around their fortunes after last week?s loss to the Cougars. If they suffer defeat this week they could find themselves falling as far as 9th spot with the finals just around the corner.
THE Round starts with a bottom of the table clash featuring the Newcastle Knights and North Sydney Bears. Newcastle comes off a win against Manly while the Bears lost narrowly to the Sharks. The Knights won?t expect to be as strong as last weekend though with their front row pair Kennedy and Tanner in first grade this week.
FOR the second week in a row the round starts off in Newcastle. Both sides come into this match on the back of big wins. The Knights have only made slight rearrangements to their side from last week. Their biggest loss will be Todd Bates who scored 16 points last weekend which means Balmain will be slight favourites to take out this match.
THE Newcastle Knights won 42-8 in a one sided affair against the Dragons at Oki Jubilee Stadium.
THE Canberra Raiders held off the Canterbury Bulldogs for a 21-16 win at the Sydney Showgrounds.