The Canberra Raiders travelled to Townsville on the verge of the top four as they looked to overcome the North Queensland Cowboys for their third win on the bounce.
An inexperienced and under-strength North Queensland Cowboys looking to the future welcomed a battle-hardened and equally injury-hit Manly Sea Eagles side determined to stay in finals contention.
The struggling North Queensland Cowboys travelled to third place Penrith Panthers, with the Panthers knowing a win would take them to a top of the table at the halfway point.
North Queensland faced a daunting assignment getting their season back on track when they hosted a Sydney Roosters side bent on atoning for a heart-breaking golden-point loss to the Storm.
Parramatta Eel's credentials as a true premiership contender were tested in the absence of Mitchell Moses, as they faced a North Queensland Cowboys side who had Valentine Holmes returning.
North Queensland Cowboys, fresh off a loss to Wests Tigers, faced a high-flying Newcastle Knights side looking to move top of the table at the Country Bank Stadium.
The New Zealand Warriors 'hosted' North Queensland Cowboys on the Central Coast as both teams looked to bounce back from disappointing losses last weekend.
With Jason Taumalolo and Coen Hess out for the Cowboys, they looked to overcome a Cronulla Sharks side still looking to pick up their first win of 2020.