THE Newcastle Knights have snuck into the top eight after defeating the Bulldogs 18-12 in a match that went down to the wire at Mackay Stadium in front of 9,742 fans.
THE Penrith Panthers have snuck into the top eight after defeating the St George Illawarra Dragons 25-10 in front 6,721 fans at Centrebet Stadium.
THE Wests Tigers have pulled off an upset defeating the second placed Melbourne Storm 22-4 in front 5,288 fans at Leichhardt Oval
THE Manly Sea Eagles produced a flawless second half performance to come away with a gutsy 16-10 win in front of 10,871 vocal fans at Brookvale Oval.
AUSTRALIA has defeated New Zealand 18-10 in an entertaining contest at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
THE Melbourne Storm have been crowned the 2012 NRL premiers after defeating the Bulldogs 14-4 in a thrilling encounter in front of a record 82,976 crowd at ANZ Stadium
THE West Tigers have pulled up an upset in the Toyota Cup grand final with a 46-6 thrashing over the Canberra Raiders
THE Canturbury Bulldogs will take on the Melbourne Storm in the NRL Grand Final with the minor premiers sealing their spot in the grand final with 32-8 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in front of 70,354 vocal fans.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have sent the Broncos packing in the first sudden death match of the 2012 finals series with a 33-16 win in front of 21,307 fans at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
THE North Queensland Cowboys haven out an intense match at Toyota Park with a 34-22 victory over the Cronulla Sharks in front of 16,800 fans