THEY were pushed all the way, but the Sydney Roosters again underlined their premiership credentials with a professional 12-8 victory over the Cowboys in front of 13,660 fans at 1300Smiles Stadium tonight.
A CONTROVERSIAL 70th minute send-off of Sydney Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has overshadowed their gutsy 16-4 defeat of the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval in front of 12,950 fans.
DESPITE having just 40% of possession Manly registered their first win at WIN Jubilee Oval with a hard-fought, heartstopping 24-18 victory over the Dragons in front of 11,607 fans.
AN 80th minute disallowed try to Parramatta winger Vai Toutai was the difference between heartache and jubilation at Parramatta Stadium tonight as the North Qld Cowboys defeated the Eels 14-10 in front of 9,157 fans.
PENRITH registered their biggest ever winning margin against Parramatta at Centrebet Stadium with a 44-12 disposal of a disappointing Eels outfit in front of 14,211 fans tonight.