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.
Newcastle Knights will not finish in the top four of the NRL following a chastening 42-12 loss to the Sydney Roosters.
Leeds Rhinos had to stand down seven players due to COVID-19 concerns on Friday but still came up with a win against Huddersfield Giants.
Penrith Panthers chalked up a 13th consecutive NRL win as Parramatta Eels eventually succumbed after plenty of defending.
Warrington Wolves' winning run continued in dramatic fashion at Castleford Tigers, while Hull FC edged out Wakefield Trinity.