The 112th season of rugby league in Australia is set to start on 14th March through to the 28th September when the epic grand final will happen.
For and against was the tiebreaker used to split them into the finals. NRL - Round 15 Odds by. NRL finals format explained: The only blight on an otherwise perfect night for the Storm was a Grade 1 shoulder charge on Billy Slater, who will need to beat it at the judiciary if he is to play in the grand final.
In one of the greatest games in recent memory, neither team was able to take control of the contest, with the lead changing hands all game long. NRL - Round 21 Odds by.2018 NRL Finals Series - This Is Why
The second week In the second week of the finals series two semi-finals are played between the two teams that lost the qualifying finals and the two teams that won the elimination finals. So winning a qualifying final is a significant advantage. Heading into halftime at 18-0 up, the Sharks looked as if they were going to skip away with the victory, but a late resurgence from the Panthers brought them back level with just minutes on the clock.
Second Semi-final: NRL - Round 17 Odds by. It has been played every year at ANZ Stadium since it was constructed in 1999. NRL - Round 14 Odds by. NRL - Round 18 Odds by.
How do the NRL finals work? There are a wide variety of potential preliminary final combinations available depending on how the first two weeks of the finals series pan out.
The Melbourne Storm were dominant in their grand final qualifier as they booted the Cronulla Sharks from the competition. The first was scored by hooker Issac Luke after he burrowed his way over from dummy half to score beside the posts in the 9th minute. The game was effectively over by halftime, with the tri-colours leading 18-0.
These four games are played across four time-slots: NRL - Round 28 Odds by.