Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys claimed impressive derby wins in their first games since the hiatus.
The first game back upon the NRL's resumption saw Parramatta Eels maintain their 100 per cent start by beating Brisbane Broncos.
Peter V'landys feels NRL crowds should be back, but New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian doubts it can even happen in July.
Bronson Xerri was provisionally suspended six months after a positive drugs test, leading to questions from the Cronulla Sharks.
Provisionally suspended after a positive drugs test, Cronulla Sharks centre Bronson Xerri said he was shattered.
South Sydney Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray has signed a contract extension with the NRL club.
The AMA took aim at the NRL over its plans of capped crowds returning to the league as soon as July.
Fans could return to stadiums sooner rather than later as Melbourne Storm eye NRL crowds.
The NRL season will resume on Thursday and ARLC chairman Peter V'landys is already eyeing the return of crowds.
The message from John Bateman was "settle yourselves" amid speculation over the Canberra Raiders second-rower's future.