Parramatta to meet Newcastle in NRLW grand final after big Roosters boilover

  • 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.

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Penrith steamroll South Sydney to book NRL grand final date with Parramatta

  • 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.

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Parramatta outlast North Queensland to book first NRL grand final since 2009

  • 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.

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Indigenous NRLW player Caitlin Moran banned for one game for comment about Queen’s death

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”.

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NRL finals: Raiders eye Eels ambush as Sharks host Souths on ‘home’ turf

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.

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After seven sin-bins and 114 years of rivalry… Latrell’s Rabbitohs crush Roosters in fiery final

  • 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.

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Valentine Holmes the hero as Cowboys hunt down Sharks to win golden point thriller

  • 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.

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Canberra Raiders upset ends Melbourne Storm’s September reign

  • 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.

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