Parramatta’s dreadful run of form continued with a 7-8 defeat at Canterbury.
Josh Reynolds’ first half score was all that separated the teams at the interval with the Bulldogs leading 6-0.
Jarryd Hayne levelled the scores with a try before slotting a field goal to edge the Eels in front.
But Trent Hodkinson broke Eels hearts with a field goal of his own deep in extra time.
A powerful performance from Melbourne saw them overcome Brisbane 26-6 at AAMI Park.
But the Storm hit overdrive in the second period and thanks to scores from Justin O’Neill, Cooper Cronk and Blair, the home side ran out comfortable winners.
North Queensland overcame an 8-point interval deficit to triumph 28-20 over Gold Coast.
A first half brace from William Zillman ensured the Titans held a 14-6 lead at the break.
Cronulla were kept scoreless against dominant Newcastle, falling to an 18-0 home defeat.
Kurt Gidley’s penalty was all that separated the teams at the break, following a penalty-dominated opening half.
But the Knights hit their straps in the second period grabbing two scores in the space of four minutes through Akuila Uate and Matt Hilder to put the result beyond any doubt.
Two missed conversions proved costly for Penrith who went down 12-8 to Manly in a tense match at Centrebet Stadium.
Jamie Lyon’s score midway through the half meant the Sea Eagles led 6-0 at the break.
Canberra produced the shock of the round beating in-form St George 24-19 in a thrilling game in freezing conditions.
Jamie Soward’s field goal looked to have sealed it for the visitors but Dugan latched on to a pin-point kick from Josh McCrone to steal victory.