Tony Smith will leave his role as Warrington Wolves head coach after nine seasons at the end of the campaign.
Allianz Stadium and not Lottoland was the venue as Manly Sea Eagles went down to Penrith Panthers, leaving chairman Scott Penn "ropeable".
Shane Flanagan made no secret of his anger towards the refs as Cronulla Sharks' NRL defence came to a controversial end against the Cowboys.
Jason Taumalolo produced a sensational display for the Cowboys, who eliminated Cronulla despite trailing for almost all of Sunday's game.
A 12-6 win over Widnes Vikings saw Hull KR return to Super League at the first time of asking.
Huddersfield Giants were left licking their wounds as Salford Red Devils enjoyed a try-fest in a 52-14 Super 8s victory.
Melbourne Storm earned a week off, while Penrith Panthers ended the Sea Eagles' NRL season in controversial circumstances.
Anthony Gelling marked his 100th Wigan Warriors' appearance in Super League with a brace as they beat Hull FC 30-22 to go third.
Sydney Roosters will enjoy a week off after beating Brisbane Broncos in the NRL Finals, but their victory did not come easy.
Jonny Lomax's late converted try provided a huge boost to St Helens' play-off hopes as Wakefield Trinity suffered defeat.