Minor premiers Penrith take on the Sharks for the right to earn a week off and a spot in the preliminary finals to round out the first week of the NYC finals.
Which player, named to start in the NRL qualifying final between the Raiders and Sharks, scored the first try of the 2012 Canberra v Cronulla elimination final?
Finals football is such a great time of year; it's almost enough to entice an old Bronco out of retirement. Here are the four key categories for finals success.
Sharks veteran Chris Heighington has drawn comparisons between Cronulla's current campaign and the Wests Tigers' premiership win of 2005.
The Sharks came within a win of the minor premiership but instead will start as underdogs against the red-hot Raiders in Canberra on Saturday.
The NRL regular season may be over but the NRL Fantasy season continues with Finals Match Day Fantasy. It's simple, it's free, and it could win you $2000.
His side will enter the finals series on the back of a 10-game winning streak, but Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker says past form will count for little.
Sharks halves James Maloney and Chad Townsend have backed under-siege prop Andrew Fifita ahead of the Sharks' opening finals clash against the Raiders.
It should come as no surprise that five Raiders, three Storm and two Cowboys headline NRL.com's Team of the Year for season 2016.
Tipped by many to be 'also rans' in 2016, the Canberra Raiders proved most people wrong to finish the Telstra Premiership in second spot.