Melbourne Storms. [Source: NRL]
After 9 rounds of the NRL, Melbourne Storm are ahead of the defending champions Penrith Panthers.
Both teams have 16 points with Melbourne Storm having a better point difference.
North Queensland Cowboys is in third place, Cronulla Sharks is in fourth place and fifth place is Parramatta Eels.
All three teams have 12 points after 9 games.
The New Castle Knights, Bulldogs, Titans and West Tigers fall at the bottom of the ladder with 4 points after 2 wins and 7 losses each.
This weekend’s NRL match will kick off with Bulldogs facing Knights at 8pm.