A hat-trick for winger Tyrone Phillips helped Canterbury Bulldogs snap their two-month long win-loss streak with a comfortable 12 point win over a hapless Sydney Roosters.
All in all, the Bulldogs did enough to get the job done. This team has enough ability to hop on one leg and qualify for finals football.
A decision by Brad Fittler to give Boyd Cordner a taste of NRL by asking the then 16-year-old to play two matches in the same day motivated the Sydney Roosters international to overcome a series of injury setbacks to become one of the best backrowers in the game.
The Roosters need to win 10 of their remaining 14 games but face 12 matches against top-eight teams, including seven against top-four sides
Sydney Roosters are set to drop five eighth Jackson Hastings.
How Jarryd Hayne could compete at the Olympics and return for the rugby league finals series this season.
Jake Friend says the desire has gone missing, while coach Trent Robinson says nobody is blameless as the Roosters slump to a fresh low after defeat at the hands of the energetic Gold Coast Titans.
The former powerhouses from Bondi have been beaten 26-6 at Robina and on the end of another ruling set to infuriate coach Trent Robinson.
The Roosters are still holding out hope Sonny Bill Williams will join the club next year.
The New Zealand international has hit back at suggestions he "went after" the Cowboys and Australian star in the mid-year Test.
The Sydney Roosters and NSW back-rower would support a Maloney combination with Mitchell Pearce for NSW but believes Trent Hodkinson will be retained by Laurie Daley.
The Roosters star has not ruled himself out of Origin contention, but he remains a work in progress after a stint in rehab.
Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps says he is planning to swap more ideas and insights with Sydney Roosters duo Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend after a recent meeting of the minds at Allianz Stadium.
Sydney Roosters utility back Blake Ferguson admits there was a time he never thought he would play again - let alone represent Australia.
"We had our conductor back". That was how Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson described Mitchell Pearce's triumphant return.
The lure of playing in next year's World Cup could trigger some fringe representative players to shun the City-Country clash, instead opting to represent an island nation in the Pacific Test match doubleheader.
Roosters players have rallied behind besieged coach Trent Robinson after his Anzac Day outburst, pledging to continue his crusade to call out divers until the game is rid of the problem.
Almost on cue, the majority of the Roosters' salary cap is mobile again at a time when they need it most. And there have been a few tears shed along the way before the returns of Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.
For Politis, $40K is ashtray change. In the context of the season, it could be the wisest money he spends.
Mitchell Pearce has broken his silence before his comeback game, declaring "I've got to make amends and make amends fast."