The round 12 Of the Telstra Premiership saw only only four matches.
All other teams were on bye.
Friday night football saw the Parramatta Eels break their two-game losing streak with a 22 – 16 win over the Rabbitohs.
After losing to the storms last Sunday, the Bunnies were still too sore to make a comeback.
And it was a victorious night for the Warriors in Auckland on Saturday where the Brisbane Broncos got a taste of their own medicine, losing to the New Zealand outfit, 29 – 10.
For the Broncs, most of their front runners were either injured or booked for State of Origin commitments.
While Bulldogs and the Sharks tussled in a thrilling 80 minutes that saw neither with a double figure on the score board.
It was a score for a score until both were leveled at 8 points.
Paul Gallen then did his magic in the final three and assisted halfback Chad Townsend to slot a field-goal from the 25 meter mark.
And the Canberra Raiders are now back in the premiership’s top eight after 24 – 16 win over the Sydney Roosters on Sunday.
For the players that did not make an appearance in any of these matches, they are already preparing for State of Origin Game 1 this Wednesday.
Image: Sydney Roosters