NRL 2018: Rd 1 in 25 photos

It was the the start the 2018 NRL competition needed – wins from the clubs at the wrong end of the table in 2017.

Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights let everyone know of their intentions – the Tigers with a Benji Marshall-inspired victory over the more fancied Sydney Roosters and Newcastle, with a heart-stoppingly wonderful win opening round win against Manly.

The NZ Warriors stopped an appalling run in Perth with a 32-20 win over the Rabbitohs in Perth. 

In the second of the double-header in WA, the Melbourne Storm rode roughshod over the Bulldogs.