Canterbury Bulldogs stopped Parramatta Eels moving into the top four and booking their place in the NRL finals on Thursday.

Eels fail to book finals spot as Bulldogs win again

Parramatta Eels failed to guarantee a spot in the NRL finals as Canterbury Bulldogs kept their late surge going with a 12-6 victory.

The Eels would have secured a top-eight finish with a win at Bankwest Stadium on Thursday but the Bulldogs came from behind to make it four victories on the bounce.

Canterbury moved onto 20 points and are now just two adrift of Cronulla Sharks, who have played one game fewer and occupy the final qualification spot with two matches remaining.

Parramatta took the lead after Manu Ma'u's dummy and offload to Waqa Blake ended with the centre grazing the whitewash with an outstretched arm.

Will Hopoate powered over in the corner as parity was restored before half-time and the temperature raised early in the second period.

Nathan Brown was sent to the sin bin for a late shoulder charge on the Bulldogs' Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Reimis Smith followed his opponent after pushing his head into Maika Sivo's.

When the teams were back to full strength, Sivo missed a chance to touch down for the Eels and the Bulldogs moved ahead for the first time when Mitchell Moses impeded Nick Meaney over the line and the video referee awarded a penalty try.

Meaney failed to ground the ball in the in-goal area but only after Moses slid in and hit the half-back's arm with his foot, and Canterbury held on to see out a huge win.

Super League matches called off

Snow leads to Super League postponements

Three Super League matches which were due to take place on Thursday and Friday have been called off or put back.

Smith undecided over future

Storm skipper Smith undecided over future

Cameron Smith is in no rush to decide whether he will play on in 2019 ahead of the new NRL season.

Wigan rally to beat Widnes

Wigan fight back to beat Widnes, two sent off as Hull defeat Warrington

Rampant Wigan Warriors scored six second-half tries to beat Widnes Vikings, while Warrington lost at Hull FC.

Thurston's Cowboys up and running

Thurston's Cowboys up and running, Pearce enjoys dream Knights debut

Johnathan Thurston made his 300th NRL appearance and a record-breaking 271st for the Cowboys as they beat the Sharks on Friday.

Percival shines in Saints win

Percival treble ensures Saints stay perfect

St Helens rolled on in their impressive start to the Super League season, with Mark Percival starring against Warrington Wolves.