Penrith have consolidated their spot on top of the Telstra Premiership ladder after another gritty win on Sunday afternoon football, while Parramatta and Melbourne's wins see the trio open up a mini gap back to the rest of the competition with a host of teams chasing.
Newcastle's loss to the Bulldogs saw them miss the chance to jump back in to the top four, while wins for Canberra, Cronulla and Manly-Warringah means there's now just four points separating the Roosters in fourth and the Rabbitohs in tenth.
ROUND 11 RESULTS
- Parramatta Eels 26 def. Wests Tigers 16
- Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 def. North Queensland Cowboys 12
- Melbourne Storm 46 def. Brisbane Broncos 8
- Sydney Roosters 18 def. New Zealand Warriors 10
- Cronulla Sharks 28 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 24
- Canberra Raiders 18 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 12
- Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18 def. Newcastle Knights 12
- Penrith Panthers 22 def. Gold Coast Titans 14
VB Hard Earned Effort : Round 11
Newcastle will be without Connor Watson and Andrew McCullough for the remainder of the season after the pair picked up injuries in their loss to the Bulldogs, while Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad also looks set to be sidelined.
Michael Chee Kam was taken to hospital on Thursday night following a seizure on field but was soon discharged and improving under close watch from the club.
- Ryan Matterson, PAR (concussion)
- Michael Chee Kam, WST (concussion)
- Adam Doueihi, WST (concussion)
- Cameron Munster, MEL (concussion)
- Jesse Ramien, CRO (hamstring)
- Chad Townsend, CRO (calf)
- Adam Clune, SGI (concussion)
- Trent Merrin, SGI (concussion)
- Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, CAN (finger)
- Alex Johnston, SOU (concussion)
- Jack Johns, SOU (concussion)
- Connor Watson, NEW (achilles)
- Andrew McCullough, NEW (hamstring)
- Siona Mata'utia, NEW (knee)
- Keegan Hipgrave, GLD (shoulder)
Wests Tigers forward Russell Packer and North Queensland forward Josh McGuire are both facing one-week suspensions in the only major charges of the round.
Kyle Feldt, Mitch Dunn, David Klemmer and Dale Finucane all attracted minor charges.
ROUND 12 FIXTURES
Thursday, July 30
7:50pm — St. George-Illawarra Dragons vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs
Friday, July 31
6:00pm — Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
7:50pm — Brisbane Broncos vs. Cronulla Sharks
Saturday, August 1
3:00pm — Sydney Roosters vs. Gold Coast Titans
5:30pm — North Queensland Cowboys vs. Canberra Raiders
7:35pm — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Penrith Panthers
Sunday, August 2
2:00pm — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Parramatta Eels
4:05pm — Melbourne Storm vs. Newcastle Knights