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.
Wests Tigers fell just short of pulling off another remarkable comeback as they lost 26-24 to South Sydney Rabbitohs on Thursday.
Valentine Holmes converted a drop goal as North Queensland Cowboys snatched a golden point triumph over St George Illawarra Dragons.
Sydney Roosters saw off Canberra Raiders as Sonny Bill Williams returned to NRL in winning fashion.
A dominant win over Huddersfield Giants sent St Helens to the top of Super League, while Warrington Wolves cruised despite missing key men.
Kalyn Ponga was on fire for Newcastle Knights, while Melbourne Storm were Friday night winners in NRL.
Steve Hansen has worked with some of the greatest players of all time but says none can match Sonny Bill Williams as an all-round athlete.