Parramatta Eels 16 – Melbourne Storm 12
Parramatta moved to 2-0 after an impressive outing over the reigning premiers on Thursday night.
New Zealand Warriors 16 – Newcastle Knights 20
The Knights remain undefeated in the opening two weeks following their victory over the Warriors at Central Coast Stadium.
Mitch Barnett’s kicking was the difference in the end, booting 3/3 conversions and adding a penalty goal as both sides managed three tries each.
Gold Coast Titans 28 – Brisbane Broncos 16
The Titans were able to bounce back from their season opening defeat with an emphatic win over Queensland rivals Brisbane.
Brisbane showed some positive signs but remain off the chase early into the year.
Dally M votes: 3 – Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, 2 – David Fifita, 1 – Ash Taylor
Canterbury Bulldogs 0 – Penrith Panthers 28
The Panthers were able to shoutout a side for the second week in a row on Saturday, putting five tries past the Bulldogs and holding up their end of defence.
Manly Sea Eagles 12 – South Sydney Rabbitohs 26
North Queensland Cowboys 18 – St George Illawarra Dragons 25
Dragons veteran Ben Hunt looked back to his best in the Red V, leading his side to a much needed victory early into the season.
Wests Tigers 6 – Sydney Roosters 40
A comfortable victory for the Chooks, with veteran Brett Morris adding another three tries to his 2021 account, while James Tedesco, Sitili Tupouniua and Fletcher Baker also managing downs for the Tri-colours.
A difficult day for Wests, who failed to contain Luke Keary and paid the price.
Cronulla Sharks 10 – Canberra Raiders 12
An ugly win for the Green Machine, who were able to prevent a late push from the Sharks to take their record to 2-0.
Kicking inaccuracies kept John Morris’ side distant from the lead as his side sit 1-1 heading into week three.