THE Penrith Panthers have claimed a surprise scalp across the Tasman today after defeating the New Zealand Warriors 28-24 in front of 11,596 fans at Mt Smart Stadium.
THE Melbourne Storm have come away with a hard fought out 23-10 victory over the Newcastle Knights in front of 26,822 very vocal fans.
THE Cronulla Sharks have stolen victory over the Dragons with a 80th minute try to Andrew Fifita to win 22-18 at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have continued their charge to the 2013 Finals series with a 22-10 victory over the Gold Coast Titans at 1300SMILES Stadium with 12,003 in attendance.
CANTERBURY jumped back on the finals horse and in the process almost certainly ended Canberra's season with a comfortable 28-16 victory in the national capital this afternoon.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have shown why they are premiership contenders with a come from behind 22-10 win over the Manly Sea Eagles in front of a record 20,060 crowd at Bluetounge Stadium.
BRISBANE have continued their charge to a finals appearance after a workmen-like 22-12 win over the Parramatta Eels in front of 24,607 fans at Suncorp Stadium.
FOLLOWING on from Ben Barba
JEFF Wall returns to explore Channel 9 and Free to Air Rugby League coverage
THE 2013 VB NSW Cup Final Series will be launched in style after Fox Sports and the NSWRL have agreed to show a match in week one of the competition
THE North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have established a new membership record, reaching 11,000 members for the first time in the 2013 NRL season.
PAUL Mitry is here with his weekly previews for round 23 of the NRL season.
TODAY the Pirtek Parramatta Eels and the Northern Territory Government have launched a 4-year partnership
HOOKER Nathan Friend will extend his time with the Vodafone Warriors to three seasons after today signing a new contract for at least another year.
ST George Illawarra Dragons halfback Nathan Fien announced on Thursday his decision to retire from first-grade rugby league at the end of this season.