Cronulla wins 13th NRL match in a row, beats Penrith 26-10

SYDNEY (AP) The Cronulla Sharks won for the 13th consecutive time, beating the Penrith Panthers 26-10 on Sunday to move two points clear of the Melbourne Storm in first place in Australia's National Rugby League.

On Saturday, Canterbury winger Brett Morris scored two tries as the Bulldogs moved into fourth place with a 32-22 win over the Wests Tigers.

Parramatta beat the Sydney Roosters 22-18 on Friday, but on Saturday had 12 competition points stripped over salary cap infringements, dropping the Eels out of the top eight.

There were only four weekend matches scheduled due to the third and final State of Origin match on Wednesday in Sydney. Queensland has already clinched its 10th series in 11 years with wins in both opening matches over New South Wales.