The NRL Table now sees a stack of teams jammed up on 20 and 18 points. Plenty of NRL teams will hope the Brisbane Broncos lose to the Parramatta Eels tonight – keeping the lower half of the Top 8 an achievable goal for the teams on 18 points.
Amazingly the Newcastle Knights, South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Gold Coast Titans still have a chance to sneak into the NRL Top 8 Finals. Seemingly gone with some recent losses, if these clubs can get it together in the weeks ahead – the opportunity is still there.
The North Queensland Cowboys stutter against the Bunnies will motivate the Eels even more – as the Parramatta club can get a leg up to achieving a Top 4 spot should they defeat the Broncos tonight.
Looking back in the pack, the Sydney Roosters under Brad Fittler have now moved to 16 points. No, its not a mistake – the Sydney Roosters now join the Sharks and the Raiders on 16 points. Something unthinkable only a few weeks ago. The Roosters are mathematically a chance of making the finals, should they win all their remaining games.