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.
THE Melbourne Storm were pushed all the way but their class eventually shone through in a 26-12 victory over a gallant Wests Tigers side in front of 18866 fans at AAMI Park.
THE St. George Illawarra Dragons are off the mark in 2013, following an impressive 25-12 victory over Cronulla at Sharks Stadium tonight in front of over 20,000 fans.
THE Melbourne Storm continued their perfect start to 2013 with a hard-fought 22-18 victory over Canterbury Bankstown at AAMI Park.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have moved into third spot on the NRL ladder after a hard-fought, heartstopping 14-12 victory at ANZ Stadium tonight.
THE Cronulla Sharks have capped off the most tumultuous week in the clubs history with an emotion-charged 12-10 victory in front of 17,541 fans at Sharks Stadium.