Matt Scott was back to his devastating best as the Cowboys demolished the Sharks 39-0 in the elimination.
There was no looking back for the Roosters as they stormed out to book their date in the preliminary.
DAVID SYGALL MORE than 18,000 braved the cold for the Heritage Round match on Saturday.
Brad Walter STATE OF ORIGIN: How the NSW Blues lost the plot, the game and the series.
Mitch Jennings The Parramatta Eels faithful had something to cheer when their side held on for a gritty 16-12 victory over the Dragons on Saturday night.
Michael Carayannis It was billed as a battle of the brothers. In the end it was a match which didn't reach any great heights as South Sydney beat Manly 20-8.