There was a sense of deja vu on Friday when Melbourne Storm dished out another thrashing to Brisbane Broncos in their own backyard.
Leeds Rhinos leapfrogged Hull FC and Salford Red Devils to claim second place in Super League with a hard-fought victory over St Helens.
Parramatta Eels are into the NRL's top eight after overcoming Canterbury Bulldogs 13-12, Mitchell Moses with the decisive golden point.
St Helens will not have the benefit of Ben Barba's services until August after an appeal against his drugs ban failed.
Warrington Wolves half-back Kurt Gidley will bring the curtain down on an illustrious rugby league career at the end of 2017
The Brisbane Broncos re-signed New Zealand international Alex Glenn on a two-year deal.
Full-back Zak Hardaker has been given a new lease of life at Castleford Tigers and said he jumped at the chance to sign a long-term deal.
Leeds Rhinos have agreed a three-year deal with Richie Myler that will see the Catalans Dragons half-back move to Headingley in 2018.
Matt Ballin is retiring after 220 games in the NRL, with injuries having limited him at the Wests Tigers.
Manly Sea Eagles boast a superb record against Cronulla Sharks and it was enhanced on Sunday as Daly Cherry-Evans played a starring role.