A multitude of changes for the Gold Coast Titans, while Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns for the Roosters.
BRISBANE scored the first four tries and the final three on their way to a comprehensive 44-22 win over a luckless Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium.
CANTERBURY continued coach Des Hasler's remarkable record following State of Origin following a comfortable 24-12 victory over Penrith at ANZ Stadium.
IN the end it came down to a fortuitous decision from the video referees as New South Wales locked up the 2015 Origin series following a 26-18 victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
JUST what is wrong with the Newcastle Knights?
WHAT is it about New South Wales fans and wanting to ring the changes to the side whenever they lose a game?
WHEN Kurt Gidley was first associated with the Newcastle Knights he was just 13 years of age.
IT has taken them just over a month, but the North Queensland Cowboys have rediscovered their mojo, too good for the Panthers tonight 30-10 at Pepper Stadium.
COMEBACK kid Blake Ferguson crossed for a double as the Sydney Roosters inflicted a 20-12 defeat on Penrith at Allianz Stadium on Monday night.
ON Monday night Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco put his case forward for Origin selection, playing a starring role in the Tigers 22-4 victory over St George Illawarra.