A season with so much promise was dealt several body blows before a ball had even been kicked in 2010 for the Newcastle Knights.
THE Sydney Roosters are the first team into the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, after a comfortable 32-6 victory over the Gold Coast Titans in front of 44787 fans at Suncorp Stadium.
IN front of a near-capacity crowd of 27,026 fans at Skilled Park, the Gold Coast Titans have defeated the New Zealand Warriors 28-16, ensuring a nervous wait over the course of the weekend for the visitors.
THE New Zealand Warriors have spoiled departing Parramatta Eels skipper Nathan Cayless' farewell with a 26-12 victory at Parramatta Stadium.
INSPIRED by Benji Marshall, the Wests Tigers have defeated the Melbourne Storm 26-14 in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,168 fans at Leichhardt Oval this afternoon.
THE Melbourne Storm has withstood a late South Sydney surge to hang on and register an entertaining 18-16 victory at AAMI Park this afternoon.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have emerged 90th minute 34-30 victors over a disappointing Wests Tigers outfit in front of 23298 mostly delirious fans at ANZ Stadium.
THE Melbourne Storm have comprehensively defeated a disappointing Canberra Raiders side 36-12 this afternoon at AAMI Park.
A ground record-equalling crowd of 20059 fans at Bluetongue Stadium have been on hand to witness a comprehensive 38-20 victory by the Manly Sea Eagles over the Wests Tigers which sees the Eagles swoop into the top four, for the time being at least.
THE New Zealand Warriors have registered their fifth-successive victory since 2003 with a gritty 13-6 victory over the Melbourne Storm in a torrid, at times niggly, affair tonight at Mt Smart Stadium.