Five years on from their Grand Final clash, the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys faced off as the 16th and 14th placed sides, battling to avoid the wooden spoon.
With the Minor Premiership up for grabs, the Penrith Panthers travelled to Townsville to face a North Queensland Cowboys side still looking to move away from the bottom two.
With both sides already knowing their post-season fate, the Melbourne Storm welcomed a North Queensland Cowboys side hoping to make sure they avoided the wooden spoon.
The North Queensland Cowboys looked to avoid losing ten games on the bounce as they faced a St George Illawarra Dragons side still looking to get into the finals.
The Cronulla Sharks welcomed the North Queensland Cowboys to Jubilee Stadium, with their finals spot in jeopardy heading into the final four weeks.
The Newcastle Knights looked to keep themselves in the top-four conversation as they faced a North Queensland Cowboys looking to move away from the wooden-spoon battle.
The Cowboys were desperate to awaken from a nightmare 2020 season which has seen them reduced to also-rans and facing South Sydney Rabbitohs would not make that an easy task.
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.