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If you’re new to NRL read on, if not well give us your thoughts.

Ever since the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) got rid of the McIntyre System in 2012, the NRL has had the same format in place to determine the path to the decider.

In the first week, the eight sides are split into two separate groups – those who finished in the top four and those who finished in positions 5th-8th on the ladder.

The top four sides play in qualifying finals where the minor premiers face the 4th placed team on their home turf, while the other qualifying final features the teams that finished in second and third place.

The winners of these ties jump forward to preliminary finals in week three and earn a week off, while the loser will be granted a second chance due to their finish inside the top four.

In the two other matches played during the first week of the finals, the 5th and 8th placed sides and 6th and 7th placed sides will meet in elimination finals where the higher-placed teams will be granted home advantage.

The winner of these ties will move on to week two of finals action, while the losers are out..

The winners of the elimination finals will go on to face the losers of the qualifying finals away from home in the second week of the finals. 

These two games are semi-finals to decide which sides will advance to the preliminary final stage where they will join the winners of the qualifying finals back in week one. 

Then we have two prelim finals played in week three.

The final game of the 2023 NRL season follows on the first Sunday in October between the two sides who have advanced from the prelim finals for a chance to be crowned NRL premiership winners.

As Tommy Cooper would have said “just like that.’

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Or…

Week 1: Qualifying Finals

  • 1st Qualifying Final: 1st placed team (Penrith Panthers) vs. 4th placed team (New Zealand Warriors) 
  • 2nd Qualifying Final: 2nd placed team (Brisbane Broncos) vs. 3rd placed team (Melbourne Storm) 

Week 1: Elimination Finals

  • 1st Elimination Final: 5th placed team (Newcastle Knights) vs. 8th placed (Canberra Raiders) 
  • 2nd Elimination Final: 6th placed team (Cronulla Sharks) vs. 7th placed team (Sydney Roosters) 

Week 2: Semi-finals

  • 1st Semi-Final: The loser of the 1st Qualifying Final (Panthers/Warriors) vs. the winner of the 1st Elimination Final (Knights/Raiders) 
  • 2nd Semi-Final: The loser of the 2nd Qualifying Final (Broncos/Storm) vs. the winner of the 2nd Elimination Final (Sharks/Roosters) 

Week 3: Preliminary Finals

  • 1st Preliminary Final: The winner of the 1st Qualifying Final faces the winner of the 2nd Semi-Final
  • 2nd Preliminary Final: The winner of the 2nd Qualifying Final faces the winner of the 1st Semi-Final

Week 4: Grand Final

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38 minutes ago, Graham said:

Shaun Johnson won’t be playing in this week’s game against Panthers. His problem is a reoccurring calf strain

Uh-oh...

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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It’s just been announced that Jahrome Hughes will more than likely miss this weekend’s game.

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Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has conceded star playmaker Jahrome Hughes is “unlikely” to face the Roosters in Friday’s must-win semi final as the Storm look to a avoid a straight-sets exit.

Tyran Wishart looms as a likely replacement for Hughes who failed to train with the main group on Thursday, just 24 hours out from the AAMI Park clash.

Storm getting a lot of injuries just at the wrong time.

This should improve Roosters’ chances in the game.

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So AFL have now set the Brisbane Lions v Carlton prelim final for saturday afternoon 5.15 which means it will end around the same time as the Broncos v Warriors prelim final kicks off. Members and fans of both teams in Brisbane will therefore be unable to go to both games (in full). Trying to get from one to t’other means missing the final quarter of AFL or the first half of league.

AFL could have had the game kick off earlier, or play it on Friday night. But no…always want to screw the fans outside Victoria.

Going to be a busy day for policing and public transport next Saturday…which is a holiday weekend too.

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Panthers are to test the fitness of Jarome Luai on Monday as he bids to return early from a shoulder injury, but another backline star has been ruled out by a teammate. Apparently Tago is unlikely to play, according to To'o.

And the Storm are hopeful of stars Jahrome Hughes and Xavier Coates being back.

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Panthers star Nathan Cleary was sent to hospital after suffering a finger injury at training but he’s since been cleared, while his halves partner Jarome Luai is one step closer to playing. 

Meanwhile, Kevin Walters is weighing up the potential return of two veterans in Marty Taupau and Corey Oates.

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4 hours ago, Graham said:

Panthers star Nathan Cleary was sent to hospital after suffering a finger injury at training but he’s since been cleared, while his halves partner Jarome Luai is one step closer to playing. 

Meanwhile, Kevin Walters is weighing up the potential return of two veterans in Marty Taupau and Corey Oates.

I’d be picking Corey Oates personally 

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