Penrith's Matt Moylan has kicked a match-winning field goal two minutes from fulltime to give the Panthers a 15-14 victory over Gold Coast and confirm a berth in the NRL playoffs.
Cronulla ended a four-game winless run and got their minor premiership challenge back on track with a strong 37-12 win over the Sydney Roosters on Saturday night.
There was no Blake Austin, but no worries for the Raiders as they marched to another win on Saturday. Here are the talking points.
The Canberra Raiders have set themselves up for a remarkable piece of history, and beating Manly delivered a good omen for their premiership quest.
With their season done, Roosters management now quietly admit Mitchell Pearce's Australia Day incident cost the club near enough to a million dollars. And a season.
There will be a number of players leaving the NRL at the end of the year. I’d like to recognise them in some small way.
Former Storm boss Mark Evans the frontrunner to become CEO at Parramatta Eels
Parramatta are considering making a play for Gold Coast halfback Tyrone Roberts as a replacement for former skipper Kieran Foran.
Melbourne Storm missed big opportunities on and off the field in their loss to Brisbane Broncos but skipper Cameron Smith hasn't lost faith in his side's premiership chances.
The NRL's controversial golden-point system is set to be reviewed at the end of the season, according to a member of the competition committee.
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy boiled his side's loss to Brisbane Broncos down to a simple thing.
St George Illawarra will head into the off-season without an established halfback or hooker for 2017 after coach Paul McGregor confirmed both Benji Marshall and Mitch Rein will depart the club at season's end.
Sharks flyer Valentine Holmes not only wants to match David Peachey but also surpass his greatest achievement - but don't expect him to emulate the club legend's feats with the No.1 on his back for a while yet.
Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson has no regrets about putting his Dally M hopes on the backburner.
Sam Williams will step into an NRL finals cauldron as he weighs up his future in Canberra.
It was a development that Newcastle Knights officials would have noted with interest, and perhaps even a degree of alarm.
Alarming statistics show exactly why Canterbury's season is falling to pieces.
Canberra is finally attracting more corporate support given their stunning resurgence under Ricky Stuart. But Raiders boss Don Furner will still be happy to see the back of the controversial third-party agreements system.
The Panthers will lobby the NRL to play its first finals match on a Sunday in order to be given adequate rest after wrapping up the regular season, in a move which could create scheduling havoc for potential finals opponents the Bulldogs.
Jarryd Hayne is in doubt for Gold Coast's vital NRL clash with Penrith due to a calf injury.