Wests Tigers’ hopes of making the final eight appear slimmer than ever, after a disappointing 16-6 home defeat by Canterbury.
Frank Pritchard crossed after a sustained period of pressure to establish a 6-0 interval lead for the Bulldogs.
South Sydney inflicted an unexpected 16-12 defeat on much-fancied Brisbane in appalling conditions in Perth.
Kurt Baptiste gave the Broncos hope with a second half try, but Sandow put the result beyond doubt with another penalty on the hooter.
Gold Coast looks increasingly like picking up the NRL wooden spoon after falling to a heavy 36-12 defeat at home to Cronulla.
Parramatta’s search for a victory continues after falling to a 25-12 defeat in Canberra.
The Raiders raced into a 14-0 lead at the break with rookie halfback Sam Williams crossing minutes before Josh McCrone followed suit.
New Zealand Warriors’ season continues to slip away after an 8-16 defeat at home to Melbourne.
Lance Hohaia after the break to give the Warriors hope but Slater’s second with less than ten minutes to go sealed victory for the visitors.
Penrith bounced back from last week’s defeat at Newcastle to triumph 30-20 at home to North Queensland.
Newcastle produced enough to defeat a poor Sydney Roosters side 18-10 at Ausgrid Stadium.
Akuila Uate bulldozed through five defenders for Newcastle’s third and despite a late try from Todd Carney, the Roosters were consigned to defeat.
St George hit back at critics to record an encouraging 24-6 defeat on in-form Manly.
The Dragons held off several Manly attacks to hit back and register tries from Kyle Stanley and Mitchell Rein for a 12-0 interval advantage.