Panthers too fierce for Tigers
The Wests Tigers slumped to a fifth consecutive defeat when they lost 26-10 to the Penrith Panthers at Leichhardt Oval, writes Andy Morris.
Three tries in the final eight minutes of the match made the scoreline look one-sided.
The Tigers struck the first blow when Taniela Tuiaki crossed, but Paul Aiton cruised over for the Panthers to put them 6-4 ahead.
Geoff Daniela put the visitors ahead 10-4, before Robbie Farah went over for a controversial try.
Brad Tighe went over with eight minutes left, with Luke Walsh finishing with two late tries.
Cronulla moved off the bottom of the NRL ladder after beating the Warriors 18-10 at Toyota Stadium.
The Sharks led 18-0 at one stage before going onto record their second consecutive win in front of their own fans.
Matthew Wright put the home side ahead with a converted try, and Anthony Tupou scored another. Nathan Stapleton went over for his first NRL try and again it was converted.
Manu Vatuvei caught Stacey Jones' kick to reply for the Warriors, and Lewis Brown added a second try, with Kevin Locke adding the extras. But there was no further reply from the visitors.
Newcastle's record nine-match home win streak was ended by the Parramatta Eels who won 20-18 at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
Newcastle led 12-6 at the break, with Keith Lulia opening the scoring before Joel Reddy replied, then Junior Sau crashed over for the Knights.
Jeff Robson scored a fine opportunistic try for the Eels, and Fuifui Moimoi put the visitors ahead by eight before Jarrod Mullen gave the Knights hope with a try.
Manly beat the Roosters 38-18 at Brookvale Oval, sending them to the bottom of the ladder.
Glenn Stewart opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but Shaun Kenny-Dowall raced over for the Roosters.
Setaimata Sa scored just inside the corner post to put the Roosters ahead, before Michael Robertson crossed for the Sea Eagles.
Matt Orford set up Tony Williams for another Manly try only for the Roosters to come back to 16-14 down with another Kenny-Dowall score.
David Williams raced 80m to score for the Sea Eagles, Anthony Watmough followed up to extend the lead to 12 points and there were two more tries for the home side who ran rampant at the end.
The North Queensland Cowboys pummelled the Rabbitohs 46-12 at Dairy Farmers Stadium, with three tries in the opening 18 minutes and a five-tries-to-one second half.
Winger John Williams was the first to cross for the home side, and Ashley Graham followed soon after before Aaron Payne increased the Rabbitohs' woes.
Centre Beau Champion replied for South Sydney, but Travis Burns set up second-rower Scott Bolton to crash over for the Cowboys, and a Johnathan Thurston conversion made it 22-6 at the break.
Graham went over for his second try and Matty Bowen pushed the lead out to 30-6 before late tries from Ty Williams, Matt Scott and John Williams made it an emphatic win for the Cowboys.
The Melbourne Storm crushed a weakened Brisbane Broncos 48-4 at Olympic Park.
Joseph Tomane scored three tries for the home side, and kicked six goals, while Cooper Cronk went over twice and there were others from Greg Inglis, Billy Slater, Will Chambers and Aiden Tolman.