The New Zealand All Blacks have struck first in their series with the British and Irish Lions, winning the opening game 30 to 15
Both sides exchange the lead but ultimately it was Brisbane that sealed the victory.
Canberra winger Nick Cotric is an excitement machine and his flair was there for all to see at GIO Stadium tonight.
Running rugby at its best is a beautiful thing - and this was a prime example.
It was a huge occasion at Eden Park for the first test of the All Blacks series against the British and Irish Lions, and the haka was especially uplifting.
Without their inspirational halfback it was always going to be a tough ask against the Panthers, but with three minutes to go, Kyle Feldt produced the unthinkable for the Cowboys.
After a dull first hour the Cowboys sealed a victory with a freak try in the dying minutes.
Australia have avoided an embarrassing maiden defeat to Italy, winning 40-27 thanks to two late tries.
Quick play the balls may be the key for good attack, it is just Viliame Kikau may not have filled the brief.
Port Adelaide continued their solid season, dishing out a 31 point hammering to the Magpies