Seven tries saw Newcastle Knights cruise to victory in the NRL on a day when Canberra Raiders also triumphed.
Melbourne Storm sealed a top-two finish for the fifth straight season, while Cronulla Sharks suffered a worrying injury before the finals.
South Sydney Rabbitohs were left stunned by a brilliant start from NRL strugglers Canterbury Bulldogs in Thursday's clash.
The 2020 State of Origin series will begin in Adelaide on November 4.
Josh Papalii has re-signed with the Canberra Raiders, where he is set to finish his NRL career.
Cronulla Sharks are Finals-bound in NRL, while Melbourne Storm are surely headed for a top-two finish.
Catalans Dragons welcomed back fans for Saturday's clash with Wigan Warriors, yet it was the visitors who claimed the points in France.