NRL finals race heats up
September 3, 2019 5:06 am
The race for the NRL top four and top eight is going down to the wire with several scenarios still possible heading into round 25.
But only nine teams can make the cut with the Wests Tigers’ win over the Dragons ruling out Newcastle of qualifying for the playoffs.
Brisbane could theoretically still drop out of the playoffs if they lose to Canterbury and the Tigers-Sharks game ends in a draw as those two teams have a better points differential than the Broncos.
The top four teams at the moment are Melbourne Storm, Roosters, Raiders and Rabbitohs.
Other teams that make up the top 8 includes, Sea Eagles, Eels, Broncos and Sharks.
Meanwhile, looking at the final round fixtures, the Roosters meet Rabbitohs on Thursday at 9:50pm.
On Friday, Maika Sivo’s Eels host the Sea Eagles at 8pm while the Storm takes on Cowboys at 9:55pm.
There will be 3 games on Saturday starting with Raiders and Warriors at 5pm, Bulldogs face the Broncos at 7:30pm and Titans play the Dragons at 9:35pm.
On Sunday, West Tigers meet the Sharks at 4pm and Viliame Kikau’s Panthers host the Knights at 6:05pm.