Nick Cotric was sent off and captain Jarrod Croker set a new team try record in Canberra Raiders' NRL win over the Dragons.
Cameron Smith is set to make NRL history this weekend, while landmark appearances await Gavin Cooper and Benji Marshall.
Kawhi Leonard looks set to be going head-to-head with LeBron James in Los Angeles, in the latest example of a cross-city rivalry.
Playmaker Luke Keary laid on three of Sydney Roosters' four tries in a defeat of Wests Tigers.
Melbourne Storm are streaking clear at the top of the standings, and the Dragons are the latest side to try to slow their charge.
Adelaide Oval witnessed a tense clash between NRL heavyweights in which Melbourne Storm held off Sydney Roosters 14-12.
Latrell Mitchell paid the price for his disappointing game in the first State of Origin clash despite scoring two tries for Sydney Roosters.
NRL leaders Melbourne Storm will look for a fifth straight win and a seventh successive victory over Newcastle Knights on Saturday.
The Sydney Roosters came unstuck against the Penrith Panthers in Sunday's NRL action, with James Maloney in impressive form.