SYDNEY ROOSTERS 40 ( T Symonds 2 B Anasta J Leilua A Minichiello F Nuuausala S Perrett tries B Anasta 6 goals) bt SOUTH SYDNEY 29 ( G Inglis N Merritt E Pettybourne C Sandow J Sutton tries C Sandow 4 goals C Sandow field goal) at Sydney Football Stadium. Referee: Tony Archer, Alan Shortall.
NORTH QUEENSLAND 16 ( M Bani J Tamou W Tupou tries J Thurston 2 goals) bt BRISBANE 14 ( D Gagai J Reed J Yow Yeh tries C Parker goal) at Suncorp Stadium. Referee: Shayne Hayne, Gerard Sutton. Crowd: 45,119.
PARRAMATTA 24 ( L Burt 2 J Hayne J Robson tries L Burt 4 goals L Burt field goal) bt NZ WARRIORS 18 ( J Ropati 2 L Brown tries J Maloney 3 goals) at Eden Park. Referee: Steve Lyons, Chris James. Crowd: 38,405.
MELBOURNE 18 ( M Duffie D Nielsen C Stanley tries C Smith 3 goals) bt MANLY 6 ( M Robertson try J Lyon goal) at AAMI Park. Referee: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Reynolds. Crowd: 14,651.
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA 25 ( D Boyd 2 B Creagh N Fien tries J Soward 4 goals J Soward 2 field goals) bt GOLD COAST 16 ( A Harrison S Michaels S Tagataese tries S Prince 2 goals) at Skilled Park. Referee: Jared Maxwell, Phil Haines. Crowd: 21,709.
CANBERRA 40 ( J Croker S Fensom B Ferguson J McCrone J Picker D Tilse D
Vidot tries J Croker 6 goals) bt CRONULLA 12 ( L Douglas N Gardner tries J Williams 2 goals) at Canberra Stadium. Referee: Adam Devcich, Ashley Klein. Crowd: 13,450.
NEWCASTLE 42 ( J Sau 2 K Gidley B Henry M Hilder J Mullen A Uate tries W
Naiqama 4 K Gidley 3 goals) bt PENRITH 8 ( L Coote try M Gordon 2 goals) at Penrith Stadium. Referee: Ben Cummins, Tony De Las Heras. Crowd: 12,431.
they said it
‘‘ It didn’t cost us the game, but it was critical. ( The margin) went from seven points to 13 points along with a lot of momentum.’’ Titans coach JOHN CARTWRIGHT on the referee impeding Gold Coast fullback William Zillman
man of the round
Scheming Cowboys halfback JOHNATHAN THURSTON put on a playmaking masterclass as North Queensland stunned the Broncos on Friday night.