As Andrew Johns continues to feature in headlines across the country, there is some Rugby League being played! Round 25 getting under-way last night and two upset victories set the scene for the final round of the NRL regular season.
The loss by the Wests Tigers puts an end to their 2007 campaign and the bizzare match in North Queensland eventually ending the Dogs hopes of a Top 4 finish.
What does it all mean for the NRL Top 8 outcome?
– South Sydney are assured of their first finals berth since 1989. A long wait of 18 years for Rabbitohs fans as their time gets back into the big time.
– The Brisbane Broncos are now assured of a Top 8 finals spot, the injury ravaged Broncos looked set to be bundled out this weekend with a hard game against the Eels in Sydney; however the Brisbane boys keep their record in tact – 16 years of consecutive finals appearances.
– With Newcastle winning, the Penrith Panthers must defeat the Warriors at CUA Stadium to avoid the wooden spoon. If the Warriors win, they can seal their own fate in the Top 4.
– If the Warriors lose and the Eels win, Parramatta can sneak into the Top 4 after a woeful run in the past few weeks.