Brisbane Broncos suffered their worst NRL defeat as Sydney Roosters turned on the style at Suncorp Stadium.
The Sunwolves' final Super Rugby season has been halted, allowing Ben Te'o to depart for rugby league's Brisbane Broncos.
England international John Bateman must wait to make his first NRL appearance of the season after it was confirmed he needs more surgery.
Bradman Best swept in for two second-half tries as injury-ravaged Newcastle Knights forced a draw with the Panthers in an NRL thriller.
The two-month NRL hiatus did nothing to slow Canberra Raiders down as they returned to action in style on Saturday.
Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys claimed impressive derby wins in their first games since the hiatus.