The Sydney Roosters continued their march up the table in consolidating outright first possession, despite an at-times sketchy performance in their 28-22 win over the Canberra Raiders. The Melbourne Storm showed they're not just top-four fodder with a powerful win against one-time favourites the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Gold Coast Titans jumped into the top eight with a 26-16 upset win over Canterbury-Bankstown, while the Newcastle Knights kept themselves in the hunt for a home final by pipping the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at the siren to close in on the 6th-placed Shire outfit. At the bottom of the table, the Parramatta Eels drew closer to their nearest rivals the Wests Tigers with a victory over their fellow cellar-dwelling opponents, the Broncos and Cowboys secured important victories while the Dragons and Panthers faced all too familiar stories as losing sides this weekend.
Fri 3 May 2013
ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 23453