Injuries and suspensions threatened to derail the Dogs' season but with almost a full squad available the 2014 grand finalists are set for another big finish.
The Sharks have bounced back into form in recent times after a sluggish start to the season, but will it be enough to carry them into finals football?
Milestone men, the Sharks' narrow results, the Roosters win a penalty count and Queensland sides continue to dominate. The key stats from Round 19.
A host of injuries and off-field contract dramas have meant Manly's season hasn't quite gone to plan.
For the second time in as many years the Panthers' campaign has been derailed by a horror run of injuries, and this time they might not be able to recover.
After a string of off-field incidents a top-eight finish would have been extraordinary for the Titans but they now look more likely to win the wooden spoon.
They're mathematically still in the finals race but the Newcastle Knights are better off focusing on avoiding the wooden spoon after another season to forget.
For the Eels to earn an unlikely finals berth, they'll need to overcome a catastrophic injury toll and start taking down some big opponents away from home.
Newcastle second-rower Clint Newton has told teammates he will retire at the end of the 2015 NRL season.
Inglis and Cronk get their groove back, JT fires again, Johnson flops, and DCE picks up an untimely injury for Fantasy coaches.