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Luke Bailey has announced his retirement from the game. (AAP)
Gold Coast veteran Luke Bailey is retiring from the NRL after 14 seasons in the top grade following his debut with St George Illawarra.

Michael Jennings slams Storm fullback Billy Slater. (Getty)
The Roosters have served notice to the rest of the NRL that they are still the team to beat.

The Mata'Utia brothers starred for the Knights. (Getty)
Newcastle continued their giant-killing run to rip Parramatta's finals fate out of their own hands.

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