The Canberra Raiders ended the Wests Tigers' season with a 52-10 win at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, securing a home final in the progress.
Melbourne have taken the JJ Giltinan Shield as the minor premiers on the back of a dominant defensive display against the Sharks at AAMI Park on Saturday.
North Queensland have leapfrogged Brisbane to finish fourth on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder with a win over Gold Coast on Saturday night.
The Newcastle Knights have gone agonisingly close to ending their year with a win, falling by two points to the Dragons at UOW Jubilee Oval on Saturday.
The Bulldogs have slumped to their third loss on the trot to put serious question marks on their premiership credentials just a week out from the finals.
Brisbane were forced to come from behind to head into the finals with a win in Corey Parker's final regular season game at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.
Will Wests Tigers' season still be alive by kick-off? Can the Raiders still make the top two? All will be known before kick-off at Leichhardt Oval.
On the ladder the Warriors and Eels have little to play for this week, but Sunday shapes as a crucial test of mental toughness and pride.
This is it. After 184 NRL games across 25 rounds, the minor premiership will be decided on the final weekend of the season. But which team has the most to lose?
Penrith are headed back to the finals and a win over a depleted Manly side could move Anthony Griffin's men to as high as sixth on the ladder.