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NRL Finals Week One Confirmed!

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  1. SeaEagle9413

    SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

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    Sydney Roosters will clash with Melbourne Storm to kick-off the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals in a Friday night blockbuster, the Bulldogs and Dragons will meet on Saturday in a do-or-die elimination final, Brisbane Broncos will host North Queensland Cowboys in a Saturday night Queensland derby, before the Sharks play the Rabbitohs in a knock-out clash on Sunday afternoon.

    Fans will be able to attend NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series matches for as little as $15 for members and $20 for the general public. Children will be able to see their teams for just $7.

    For more information visit www.nrl.com/tickets.



    Qualifying Final 1: Friday, September 11, 7.55pm, Allianz Stadium

    NRL: (1) Sydney Roosters v (4) Melbourne Storm
    Holden Cup: (6) Sydney Roosters v (7) NZ Warriors, 5.15pm

    Roosters v Storm

    The Roosters charged to a hat-trick of Minor Premierships off the back of 12 consecutive victories and now clash with a Melbourne Storm outfit that proved they are still a force in the competition with a convincing 15-8 victory over second placed Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium in Round 26.

    The Tricolours have only lost once since Round 8, an incredible run of 16-1 to claim the Minor Premiership, while the Storm have knocked-off the second placed Broncos and third placed Cowboys in consecutive weeks.

    In 2015 their head-to-head record stands at a win apiece. The Storm knocked off the Roosters in an epic 17-16 victory in Round 7, before the Roosters dominated the return bout 24-2 in Round 12.

    The winner of this match will book a berth in the preliminary finals and get a week off, while the loser will get a second chance.



    Elimination Final 1: Saturday, September 12, 5.50pm, ANZ Stadium

    NRL: (5) Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v (8) St George Illawarra Dragons
    Holden Cup: (1) Penrith Panthers v (4) Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, 3.10pm

    Bulldogs v Dragons

    The Bulldogs charged into the finals with five consecutive victories, while the Dragons secured their finals berth with a dramatic golden point victory over the 15th placed Wests Tigers.

    The ledger is square at one game apiece in 2015 with the Dragons winning 31-6 in Round 6, before the Bulldogs returned the favour in Round 13 with a comfortable 29-16 win.

    There are no second chances in this game, the winner will earn a place in week two of the finals against the loser of the Roosters v Storm clash, while the loser will be left to reflect on an early finals exit.



    Qualifying Final 2: Saturday, September 12, 7.55pm, Suncorp Stadium

    NRL: (2) Brisbane Broncos v (3) North Qld Cowboys
    Holden Cup: (2) Nth Qld Cowboys v (3) Brisbane Broncos, 5.15pm

    Broncos v Cowboys

    A Queensland derby for the ages with the high flying Brisbane Broncos taking on the North Queensland Cowboys to determine who will go through to a Preliminary Final. Brisbane has beaten every single team in the competition in 2015, while the Cowboys fought back from a horror start to charge into the NRL's top four.

    All eyes will be on Broncos halfback Ben Hunt who was missing from Brisbane's 15-8 loss to Melbourne at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night, while the Cowboys cruised into the finals with a big win over the Titans despite missing Michael Morgan through injury. Both players could return for what will be an epic local derby.

    Both teams have tasted success against each other this season, the Broncos winning 44-22 in Round 3, before the Cowboys turned the tables 31-20 in Round 10.

    The rivals have met three times in finals with the Cowboys holding a 3-0 record.

    The winner of this match will book a berth in the preliminary finals and get a week off, while the loser will get a second chance.



    Elimination Final 2: Sunday, September 13, 4.10pm, Allianz Stadium

    NRL: (6) Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v (7) South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Holden Cup: (5) Wests Tigers v (8) Canberra Raiders, 1.30pm

    Sharks v Rabbitohs

    Cronulla missed a golden opportunity to secure a top four finish and a second chance in the finals when they lost to Manly in Round 26. They'll now have to do it the hard way and it doesn't get much tougher than coming up against reigning premiers South Sydney.

    The Rabbitohs have struggled to reach the lofty heights of 2014 despite starting the season on fire off the back of World Club Challenge and NRL Auckland Nines success.

    The Sharks charged towards the finals with a 7-2 record and will be confident after defeating the Rabbitohs 18-10 earlier in the season.

    There are no second chances, the winner will earn a place in week two of the finals against the loser of the Broncos v Cowboys clash, while the loser will be left to reflect on an early finals exit.
     
  2. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I will be there on Saturday afternoon supporting our 20' s team. We are big underdogs in this game but if Tom Turbo plays we are always a chance. The it would be very nice to see the dragqueens knock out the dirty dogs!
     
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Dogs just got a free pass into week 2 of the finals. Dragons are woeful.
     
  4. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    If they get Widdop back they will be stronger, I agree that they are not that great and the dirty dogs are massive favourites. I see the Dragons having a crack but the dogs have quality.
     
  5. Brookie Brawler

    Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Enjoy that home ground advantage next week sharkies!
     
  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What a boring finals series. A bunch a teams that I hate all playing in the finals. The only team that I can tolerate in that top 8 is sharks (although Ennis makes it difficult to watch them), and to a lesser extent the cowboys.

    Well at least there is the under 20s to watch, otherwise its V8supercars till the Summer of cricket begins.
     
  7. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    What an absolute joke that is.
    Sharks fans should be blowing up deluxe over this.
    Just another example of how this current administration is destroying the game.
    I hope the Gummies give them an absolute hiding.
     

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