- Eels only won one match during regular season
- Minor premiers Roosters had been undefeated
Parramatta have upset defending champions Sydney Roosters to join last season’s wooden spooners Newcastle in the NRLW grand final.
The Eels had snuck into the semi-finals with their only win of the season last week over the Broncos and were given no chance against the previously undefeated Roosters on Sunday. But they were never heeded in a stunning 24-10 victory. Continue reading...
- Panthers score 32 unanswered points in preliminary final
- Win came despite being denied three times by the bunker
Penrith are through to a third straight grand final after coming from behind to beat South Sydney 32-12 and set up a clash with Parramatta in the NRL decider.
In a drama-charged preliminary final, Penrith trailed 12-0 until four minutes before half-time but led 18-12 soon after the break to take control of the match. Continue reading...
- Eels surge from 20-12 down to pip Cowboys 24-20 in Townsville
- Will play either South Sydney or Penrith next Sunday’s decider
Parramatta’s quest to end a 36-year NRL premiership drought remains alive after beating North Queensland 24-20 in the preliminary final, capping a magical day for Eels half-back Mitchell Moses.
Moses’s partner Bri Gardoni gave birth to the couple’s first child, a baby girl, on game day and the rugby league gods smiled upon the Eels No 7 when he set up an early try for Will Penisini with a pass that went more than one metre forward. Continue reading...
Former Jillaroo becomes first player banned in NRLW’s history with league ruling comments in social media post damaged the game
The NRL has come down hard on Newcastle NRLW player Caitlin Moran, banning her for a social media post following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Moran created headlines last Friday over the post, in which she referred to the deceased queen as a “dumb dog”. Continue reading...
Places in the preliminary finals are at stake as the Panthers and Cowboys enjoy a week off
And then there were six. Goodbye Sydney Roosters, see you later Melbourne Storm. Buckle up, because week two of the finals series is here. For a reason escaping just about everybody except the NRL, there are three weeks still to go but we have already reached the “semi-finals” stage. But stranger things have happened in rugby league. And more curious turns could be taken yet. Penrith and North Queensland are now sitting pretty in the preliminary finals and will watch as Parramatta, Canberra, Cronulla and South Sydney play for the privilege of facing them with a grand-final berth on the line. Continue reading...
- South Sydney 30-14 Sydney Roosters
- Roosters eliminated as Rabbitohs advance to semi-final with Sharks
Seven sin-bins, two costly concussions and one brutal battle marked the latest chapter in the NRL’s oldest feud between South Sydney and the Sydney Roosters.
The eight-game winning streak the Roosters brought into the elimination final was the longest unbeaten run of any side playing finals. However, they left the Sydney Football Stadium soundly beaten by their old rival, their 16-point loss their biggest defeat since round 11, when beaten 32-12 by Penrith. Continue reading...
- North Queensland 32-30 Cronulla
- Cowboys comeback puts them through to preliminary final
Valentine Holmes has kicked a 92nd minute field goal to put North Queensland one game away from the NRL grand final with a dramatic 32-30 golden-point win over Cronulla.
In front of 12, 447 fans at PointsBet Stadium on Saturday night, the two sides were tied up 30-30 at the end of regulation time after a late Jason Taumalolo try for the Cowboys. Continue reading...
- Canberra Raiders 28-20 Melbourne Storm
- Melbourne eliminated from 2022 finals race in NRL boilover
Fearless Canberra have ended Melbourne’s NRL season in stunning fashion, posting a 28-20 victory in their elimination final to continue their dominance at AAMI Park.
The Raiders repelled a second-half Storm fightback to oust the perennial finals heavyweights and march on to a semi-final showdown against Parramatta at CommBank Stadium next weekend. Continue reading...