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Here’s a look at the National Rugby League week, including weekend results from NRL Preliminary Finals.

NRL GRAND FINAL DAY

Sunday October 25

NRL Grand Final: Penrith Panthers (1st) vs Melbourne Storm (2nd), ANZ Stadium. Kick-off 7:30pm (Sydney time)

NRL-W Grand Final: Brisbane Broncos (1st) vs Sydney Roosters (2nd), ANZ Stadium. Kick-off 4:05pm (Sydney time)

NRL WEEK IN THE NEWS

ORIGIN TRAIN-ON SQUADS

New South Wales Blues

Payne Haas, Jake Trbojevic, Tyson Frizell, Zac Lomax, Cameron McInnes, Daniel Saifiti, Boyd Cordner, Angus Crichton, Luke Keary, James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Nathan Brown, Reagan-Campbell-Gillard, Clint Gutherson, Junior Paulo, Cody Walker, Damien Cook, Cameron Murray, Jack Wighton, Nick Cotric.

Queensland Maroons

Jai Arrow, AJ Brimson, Moeaki Fotuaika, Phillip Sami, Edrick Lee, Hymel Hunt, Valentine Holmes, Coen Hess, Xavier Coates, Patrick Carrigan, Ben Hunt, Josh Kerr, Harry Grant, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jake Friend, Lindsay Collins.

MATCH DAY KEY POINTS

  • Melbourne Storm with a four try blitz in the opening twenty-two minutes secure a Grand Final berth, beating the Canberra Raiders 30-10. Speculation is rife that Cam Smith will retire at the end of the season after being chaired off Suncorp Stadium.
  • Penrith Panthers book their place in the Grand Final with a heart-stopping 20-16 win over South Sydney Rabbitohs. Dylan Edwards’ 66th minute try securing the Panthers their first Grand Final appearance since 2003.

MATCH DAY PLAYER STATS

  • Melbourne Storm: Suliasi Vunivalu 130 run metres, Cameron Smith 32 tackles, Jahrome Hughes 3 try assists.
  • Canberra Raiders: Nick Cotric 113 run metres, John Bateman 30 tackles, George Williams 255 kick metres.
  • Penrith Panthers: Josh Mansour 228 run metres, Issah Yeo 39 tackles, Api Koroisau 39 tackles, Nathan Cleary 538 kick metres.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs: Cam Murray 129 run metres, Damien Cook 50 tackles, Cody Walker 3 line break assists, Adam Reynolds 485 kick metres.

NRL-W ROUND 3 REVIEW

NRL-W ROUND 3 | Warriors avoid spoon, Broncos secure top spot

TEAM LIST TUESDAY

TEAM LIST TUESDAY NRL | NRL Preliminary Finals Week 3

NRL PRELIMINARY FINALS

Preliminary Final Game 1

Melbourne Storm Vs Canberra Raiders

Results

TeamTriesConversionsFGPointsOutcome
Storm55030Win
Raiders21010Loss

NRL PRELIM FINAL MATCH REPORT | Melbourne Storm 30-10 Canberra Raiders

 

Preliminary Final Game 2

Penrith Panthers Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

Results

TeamTriesConversionsFGPointsOutcome
Panthers34020Win
Rabbitohs32016Loss

NRL PRELIM FINAL MATCH REPORT | Penrith Panthers 20 – 16 South Sydney Rabbitohs

 

NRL Match Review

Player: Corey Allan
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs
Opponent: Penrith Panthers
Incident: 15th minute, Josh Mansour
Charge: Grade 1, Shoulder Charge
Early Plea: 1 match ban (150 points).
Result: Early Guilty Plea – 1 match ban.

 

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