THERE is nothing like a local derby to bring out the best in a sporting team. And tonight at Parramatta Stadium, the Penrith Panthers answered all their critics with a comprehensive 20-6 disposal of a disappointing Parramatta Eels in front of 15974 fans.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have outlasted the Brisbane Broncos 16-14 in an exciting round one encounter in front of 45119 fans at Suncorp Stadium tonight.
THERE is certainly enough potential within the Knights squad to suggest they could be a top eight contender this year.
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.