Mathews go from 8th to 5th with their big win. They play 6th placed Canberra in Cessnock next week, Their only 2 loses so far have been against the sides coming 1st and 2nd after this round. Ball remain in 1st place, although Penrith have a game in hand because their 1st round game was postponed, and they could jump past the Knights if they win that game. Ball have 4 wins and a draw to remain undefeated. Next week they play 3rd last placed Central Coast in Cessnock.