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Having already known the top eight, the final positions for the 2020 Telstra Premiership finals series is complete with some surprising performances in the last round of the regular season.

South Sydney's record-breaking win over the Roosters took the cardinal and myrtle in to sixth position — earning a home final against Newcastle in the process — while Trent Robinson's men will face Penrith after dropping down to fourth.

Parramatta's come-from-behind effort over Wests Tigers saw the blue and gold finish third on the ladder, while Michael Maguire's side ended in 11th position with final-round wins to the Titans and Warriors seeing them finish higher up. 

Despite their heavy defeat to the Panthers, Canterbury have escaped the wooden spoon with Brisbane finishing last following their loss to the Cowboys.

For details about Week One of the finals, click here.


  • North Queensland Cowboys 32 def. Brisbane Broncos 16
  • Gold Coast Titans 36 def. Newcastle Knights 6
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs 60 def. Sydney Roosters 8
  • Penrith Panthers 42 def. Cantebury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0
  • Canberra Raiders 38 def. Cronulla Sharks 28
  • Parramatta Eels 28 def. Wests Tigers 24
  • New Zealand Warriors 40 def. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 28
  • St. George-Illawarra Dragons 30 def. Melbourne Storm 22


Benji Marshall's final game in Wests Tigers colours saw the playmaker pick up knee and rib injuries that will sideline his off-season, while Broncos flyer Kotoni Staggs also picked up a knee injury that will rob him of a potential Origin debut.

Elsewhere, Jayden Okunbur suffered a suspected ACL in his side's loss to Penrith while Curtis Sironen picked up a leg injury on the Central Coast.

Jake Friend (face) and Tui Kamakamica (ankle) both suffered injuries in their side's Round 20 defeats, but their status for the finals series is unknown.

For all the latest injury news, click here.

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Canterbury prop Luke Thompson has been referred straight to the judiciary after he was cited for an eye gouge in his side's loss Penrith.

The Englishman is charged with allegedly making contact with the eyes of Panthers captain James Tamou — who will join Wests Tigers in 2021 — with the incident referred straight to the judiciary on Tuesday night.

Adam Doueihi (Wests Tigers) and Valentine Holmes (North Queensland) are also both facing a week on the sidelines after being cited for shoulder charges, with the latter set to miss the opening game of this year's Origin campaign as a result.

For all the latest judiciary news, click here.


Qualifying Finals

Friday, October 2 at Panthers Stadium

7:50pm — Penrith Panthers (1st) vs. Sydney Roosters (4th)

Saturday, October 3 at Suncorp Stadium

7:50pm — Melbourne Storm (2nd) vs. Parramatta Eels (3rd)

Elimination Finals

Saturday, October 3 at GIO Stadium

5:40pm — Canberra Raiders (5th) vs. Cronulla Sharks (8th)

Sunday, October 4 at ANZ Stadium

4:05pm — South Sydney Rabbitohs (6th) vs. Newcastle Knights (7th)

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