Eight teams remain standing for the NRL’s finals series
Jenna Brooks has the latest from the NRL as the premiership heads to the finals series, Sam Burgess suffers a big blow, and Canberra Raiders re-sign Ricky Stuart.
And then there were eight
Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters had already secured first and second on the ladder heading into the final round of the regular season, and when Canberra Raiders suffered a surprise defeat to New Zealand Warriors on Saturday, South Sydney Rabbitohs took third.
Those results set up a qualifying final between the Roosters and the Rabbitohs at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday, while Saturday stages minor premiers Melbourne against the Raiders.