Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk's greatness came to the fore as their Melbourne Storm saw off a dangerous Sydney Roosters.
Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are in the NRL top four despite blowing an 18-point lead against the Warriors.
Phil Lutton Gold Coast Titans beat Parramatta Eels to push for NRL finals berth.
An ice pack on Johnathan Thurston's hamstring was the only negative in the Cowboys thumping of the Bulldogs on Thursday night.
The weekend action as seen through the lens of Getty photographers.
Phil Lutton Aaron Woods went in for a high five but ended up on his back as the Blues celebrated victory.
Round 19 of the NRL is the last shortened round before we get into the final stage of the season - and go full bore into the finals.
State of Origin's over, now it's all about the road to the 2016 finals - even though it's a split round.
Another split round due to State of Origin, but there was no shortage of drama during Rd 18.
The Roosters and Bulldogs opened rond 17 action on Thursday night.