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.
THERE'S little doubt the Newcastle Knights 2012 campaign was a disappointment; some critics may even say a failure, but the lessons learnt over the course of the season should ensure the players will not repeat the same mistakes this year.
THE Knights did show some good signs in season 2012 - especially in the latter half, which will no doubt give their fans plenty of cause for optimism in 2013.
FINALS footy is also here for the Under 20's, here are the teams for the first week of action in the Toyota Cup Finals Series.