The National Rugby League have announced overnight the times and venues for week 2 of the 2016 Finals series.

Victories by Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm will see both sides advance to the Preliminary Finals weekend.

After their loss to the Storm, defending premiers North Queensland will host Brisbane Broncos in the 2015 NRL Grand Final re-match this Friday night.  The Cowboys will only have a six day turnaround compared to the Broncos seven.

The other match will see Canberra Raiders take on the winner of today’s Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs game being played at Allianz Stadium.  This will be played on Saturday night.

Holden Cup fixtures will be announced once results are determined.

 

NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series – Week 2
1st Semi Final: Friday, September 16, 7.55pm, 1300SMILES Stadium

NRL: North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos
Holden Cup: 5:15pm North Queensland Cowboys vs Wests Tigers

 

2nd Semi Final: Saturday, September 17, 7.45pm, Canberra Stadium

NRL: Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers
Holden Cup: 5pm Cronulla Sharks vs Sydney Roosters