The Panthers and Eels drew 10-10 at Centrebet Stadium while the Titans beat the Cowboys 28-10 in Mackay, the Raiders downed the Bulldogs 22-18 in Goulburn, the Sharks won against the Knights 22-16 in Tamworth, the Roosters were too good for the Tigers 28-16 at Allianz Stadium and the Warriors beat the Broncos 16-10 in Dunedin.
A LATE try to Penrith winger David Simmons earned the Panthers a 10-10 draw with Parramatta.
The Eels looked set for victory at Centrebet Stadium before a nice cross-field kick from Penrith halfback Tom Humble sat up out wide for Simmons to score in the corner with just under three minutes on the clock.
It was a vastly improved effort from Ricky Stuart's Parramatta, who were thumped 41-4 by Wests Tigers last week.
Halfback Chris Sandow was instrumental for Parramatta in his 60-minute effort, setting up both of the Eels' tries which came in the first half.
Sandow produced a bomb in the eighth minute with Jarryd Hayne climbing above the pack to score.
And the former Rabbitohs No.7 was at it again soon after when he sparked a sweeping backline move for Eels winger Cheyse Blair to score in the corner after a run-around move by Sandow.
Penrith opened their account on 21 minutes through Wes Naiqama who scored an intercept try before converting his four-pointer.
The game also had a punch up with NSW State of Origin prop Tim Grant from Penrith and Parramatta's club captain and former Blues front-rower Tim Mannah exchanging blows in front of a crowd just over 4000.
SYDNEY Roosters rounded off an eventful NRL pre-season campaign with a 28-16 victory over the Wests Tigers.
In a summer that has featured the arrival of Sonny Bill Williams, Michael Jennings, Luke O'Donnell, James Maloney and the appointment of new coach Trent Robinson, the Roosters go into the new campaign unbeaten after outscoring the Tigers by five tries to three to win the Foundation Cup.
The Roosters have a mouth-watering season opener against South Sydney on March 7 and will head into that game - where Williams will make his long-awaited debut - full of confidence.
Robinson's side opened the scoring after 17 minutes through exciting young back-rower Boyd Cordner who was picked out superbly by Mitchell Pearce and darted his way to the line.
The hosts were in again from their next attack when giant winger Daniel Tupou leapt above Matt Utai to haul in Maloney's crossfield kick.
The Tigers, who crushed Parramatta 41-4 in last Saturday's trial, responded well after a quiet start and were rewarded for some enterprising play when Benji Marshall scored a try on the stroke of halftime.
The Kiwi playmaker was picked out by Robbie Farah's perfectly-weighted grubber kick to dive forward and get his hand to the ball.
In the second half, Tigers centre Chris Lawrence was forced off with a shoulder injury and Blake Ayshford went off with concussion after coming off second-best when tackling Aidan Guerra.
But it was the Roosters who looked the more likely to extend their lead after the break and Daniel Mortimer touched down under the posts following a break from Maloney.
Jennings added a fourth four-pointer when he showed his searing pace to latch onto Tupou's hopeful kick.
Roosters back-rower Guerra crashed over 12 minutes from time to ice the victory before the Tigers scored two late consolations through Joel Reddy and Matt Utai.
Maloney finished with three goals in what was an encouraging display from the former Warriors five-eighth, with Marshall kicking two.
JOSH McCrone steered Canberra to a 22-18 trial win over last year's NRL grand finalists Canterbury.
Canberra rocketed home in the second half with 18 points in 16 minutes after trailing for most of the match.
The Bulldogs went into halftime leading 6-4 thanks to Sam Perrett's try, while Blake Ferguson opened Canberra's account after a kick from McCrone was batted back by winger Sandor Earl to the rangy centre in the 32nd minute.
The Bulldogs, who fielded a strong team including fullback Ben Barba, hooker and skipper Michael Ennis and five-eighth Josh Reynolds, were quick to get on the scoreboard in the second half when star centre Josh Morris crossed after just four minutes.
Morris got on the end of a Kris Keating kick and planted the ball, with Krisnan Inu converting from out wide to make it 12-4.
Ennis, Barba and Morris left the field in the 57th minute and the Raiders crashed over soon after as they went on a scoring rampage to grab a 22-12 lead.
Earl and Jarrad Kennedy added tries for the Raiders with the Bulldogs scoring a consolation four-pointer through replacement fullback Drury Low in the dying minutes.
CRONULLA ran in three tries in the last 10 minutes to beat Newcastle 22-16.
Trailing 16-4, the Sharks claimed victory through Jonathan Wright's four-pointer with less than 60 seconds of the match remaining.
A power outage had led to a 10-minute delay after the floodlights went out, but shortly after the resumption of play Kevin Naiqama opened the scoring for the Knights after Darius Boyd latched onto a clever Kurt Gidley pass.
Gidley added the extras before NSW State of Origin winger Akuila Uate went over in the corner after being put through by Boyd to give the Knights a 10-0 advantage at halftime.
Coach Wayne Bennett made a raft of changes after the interval and the Sharks got themselves back into the game when Stewart Mills darted over for his side's first points of the game.
Young Newcastle back Peter Mata'utia looked to have sealed the win for his side with 11 minutes remaining, with Tyrone Roberts kicking the extras.
But Cronulla refused to lie down and hit straight back when Nathan Gardner went over and Chad Townsend added the extras.
Hard-working hooker Isaac De Gois reduced the deficit with Townsend once again converting.
Wright, who recently joined from Canterbury, then capped off a great fightback with a try at the death and Townsend maintained his fine kicking with a third successful kick.
MISSING Johnathan Thurston, North Queensland Cowboys were thrashed by an almost full strength Gold Coast Titans 28-10.
Thurston was named on an extended bench but North Queensland coach Neil Henry opted to hand Ray Thompson the No.6 jersey.
While the Cowboys looked disjointed without their playmaker, the Titans boasted a near full strength line-up lacking just Queensland Origin backrower Ashley Harrison (broken nose) and hooker Beau Falloon (knee).
The Titans got off to a dream start in front of a heavily pro-Cowboys crowd after winger David Mead ran almost the length of the field to score an intercept try in the first five minutes.
The crowd were on their feet again when Titans recruit David Taylor nailed Cowboys forward Dallas Johnson with the now banned shoulder charge and North Queensland scored soon after the ensuing penalty through Ashton Sims.
Winger Kalifa Faifai Loa scored after great lead-up work by Brent Tate and Ash Graham to give the Cowboys a 10-6 lead at the break.
However, the Titans - led by impressive halfback hopeful Albert Kelly - hit back hard in the second half, running in four tries to one including three in the final 10 minutes.
NEW recruit Todd Lowrie produced an impressive performance as the Warriors beat the Brisbane Broncos 16-10.
The former Melbourne Storm loose forward scored a try and showed a high workrate as the Warriors gained their first win of the year.
However, the match finished with an injury concern for the Warriors after star halfback Shaun Johnson left the field in the second half with an elbow problem.
The Warriors dodged several bullets - the Broncos were denied no fewer than five potential tries by the television match official.
The contest was effectively decided in 13 second-half minutes when the Warriors scored their three tries, the first two via outside backs Manu Vatuvei and Glen Fisiiahi.
The Warriors led 2-0 at halftime and the match's first try didn't come until Brisbane winger Lachlan Maranta dotted down nine minutes into the second half.
Centre Justin Hodges was always dangerous for the visitors and there was some justice that he should get Brisbane's second try with the last act of the game, with the Broncos declining to attempt the conversion.
The Broncos created plenty of chances but paid for their inability to finish more of them.