North Queensland Cowboys came from behind to defeat Brisbane Broncos, who are all but guaranteed to finish bottom of the NRL standings.
A 32-12 win over North Queensland Cowboys meant Penrith Panthers sealed the J.J. Giltinan Shield for the first time in 17 years.
Newcastle Knights will not finish in the top four of the NRL following a chastening 42-12 loss to the Sydney Roosters.
Nathan Cleary starred as Penrith Panthers battled to a 25-12 comeback victory over strugglers Brisbane Broncos on Thursday.
A change of coach did not bring a change of fortunes for Brisbane Broncos, who were handed a seventh straight loss by Sydney Roosters.
Anthony Siebold announced his departure on Wednesday, less than two seasons into a five-year deal, amid intense speculation over his future.
Liam Martin marked his new contract with a standout display for NRL pacesetters Penrith Panthers on Friday.
Kevin Proctor was deemed to have bitten Shaun Johnson in his 250th NRL game, but the Sharks playmaker played down the incident.
Nathan Brown will take the reins at New Zealand Warriors on a contract until the end of the 2023 season.
Brisbane Broncos' hopes of avoiding receiving the wooden spoon for the first time were not helped by a defeat to South Sydney Rabbitohs.