Despite both sides missing out on the finals, this game still had plenty of meaning as the winning side could move up to ninth come the end of the weekend.
Queensland's leading team, the Gold Coast Titans welcomed the Brisbane Broncos to the Cbus Super Stadium knowing they had to win to keep their slim final hopes alive.
The Canterbury Bulldogs had another chance to move off the bottom of the ladder as they faced a Gold Coast Titans side considered favourites.
The Dragons looked to move within two points of the top-eight but would face a tough ask against an improving Gold Coast Titans sides.
The top-four chasing Canberra Raiders travelled to the Gold Coast knowing they wouldn't want to get off to another slow start against a much-improved Titans side.
A steadily improving Gold Coast Titans side travelled to Jubilee Stadium to face a Cronulla Sharks side who needed a win to hold onto their tenuous hold on a finals spot.
Despite plenty of injuries, the Sydney Roosters still fielded an extremely strong side as they welcomed a Gold Coast Titans side still looking for consistency in their performances.
A slowly improving Gold Coast Titans, buoyed by the signing of David Fifita from 2021, welcomed a Penrith Panthers side looking to go to the top of the table, despite the absence of Viliame Kikau.