Leeds Rhinos made sure of their place in the Super League top four with a hard-fought 38-26 win over Hull FC.
North Queensland Cowboys' fate is out of their hands after they were outscored by four tries to two by Brisbane Broncos.
Suliasi Vunivalu and Josh Addo-Carr have been rewarded for playing a huge part in Melbourne Storm's success this season.
Anthony Milford is eager to play in the Rugby League World Cup, but Wayne Bennett said the five-eighth must undergo surgery.
Manly Sea Eagles produced a late comeback to beat New Zealand Warriors, before the Dragons kept their NRL Finals hopes alive on Sunday.
Hull FC were renowned for their Wembley struggles, but have now won the Challenge Cup final two years running.
Cronulla Sharks' hopes of finishing in the top four appear to be slim after a last-gasp loss at Sydney Roosters.
After stopping the rot with a long-awaited win, North Queensland Cowboys look set to feature in the NRL finals.
Korbin Sims will not play again this season after breaking his arm in Brisbane Broncos' loss to Parramatta Eels.
New South Wales sacked Laurie Daley as coach after he managed just one State of Origin series win in five years.