THE North Queensland Cowboys have set their new coach Paul Green up for a perfect start, after securing a 28-22 come from behind win over the Canberra Raiders at 1300Smiles Stadium in Townsville.
A tough world cup schedule has come back to hurt the USA Tomahawks with a 22-8 loss to Scotland in Salford.
SAMOA have secured their place in the quarter finals of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup with a 38-4 win over a hapless Papua New Guinea in front of just under 7,000 fans at Craven Park in Hull.
THE USA have started their debut world cup campaign of to a flying start with a hard fought 32-20 win over the Cook Islands at a cold and wet Memorial Stadium in Bristol.
THE Sydney Roosters have won the Provan-Summons trophy for 2013 with a hard fought 26-18 win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.