IT was a day which was all about fighting spirit and there was plenty of it on show from both sides, but ultimately Gold Coast handled the "Rise for Alex" occasion better with a 22-8 victory over an error-riddled Newcastle.
IN front of a 37,082 strong crowd at Suncorp. The Brisbane Broncos outlasted a brutal Warriors pack to run away 28-22 winners in a round that will be marked as #RiseForAlex. The lead of the game constantly changed throughout until the Broncos scored two quick back to back tries to seal the game.
THE Melbourne Storm have scored an emphatic 28-14 win over the Canberra Raiders at a slippery AAMI Park.
A rejuvenated Sydney Roosters outfit have recorded a comfortable 32-12 win over Penrith at Allianz Stadium today in front of 13,993 supporters.
RISE for Alex round has started with The North Queensland Cowboys scoring a 36-18 victory at an emotionally charged Remondis Stadium.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have rolled through the Parramatta Eels, 32-12, at Pirtek Stadium as #RiseForAlex Round kicks off with 16,125 in attendance.
NEARLY 10,000 tickets for this year's NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final will be priced below $100, the NRL announced today.
AS we prepare for round 19 of the Premiership, Rise for Alex round is dedicated to Alex McKinnon and also reminds us of the sacrifice, the danger they face each week and the bravery of those we love to watch play the greatest game of all.
THE board of the iSelect Gold Coast Titans today resolved to immediately commence a complete review of the club's operations both on and off the field.
THE Broncos have added more depth to their squad for 2015 with the signing of exciting front rower Mitch Garbutt for the next two years.
LAST week, Jeremy Hawkins was denied his opportunity to play for the Canberra Raiders in the NRL due to the second tier salary cap. In February this year this cap was amended and increased from $375,000 to $440,000 in an attempt to allay this issue.
IN this weekly feature for LeagueUnlimited, our Armchair Expert runs his lazy eye over the weekend that was.
THE Wests Tigers have paid tribute to some of their greatest players by announcing their 15th year anniversary team at a function at Doltone House in Pyrmont.
THE teamlists and officials for Round 20 of the Intrust Super Cup - right here thanks to the QRL. Visit www.qrl.com.au for extended news and previews from the ISC.
ALL the teamlists for Round 19 of the VB NSW Cup thanks to each of the clubs and NSWRL - www.nswrl.com.au.