A lot has changed for these teams since the Rabbitohs beat the Roosters in Round 2, with one side on track for top spot and the other just hanging on.
The finals have come a week early with a grudge match between two premiership heavyweights to begin Round 26, with history very much with the visitors.
The Raiders have won their final game at home for 2015, getting the better of the Panthers at GIO Stadium on Monday night.
Two tries in a typically enigmatic Dave Taylor performance has seen an injury ravaged Gold Coast Titans stun the Dragons on Sunday afternoon.
Robbie Farah has put an emotional week behind him with a man-of-the-match performance to lead the Wests Tigers to a big win over the Warriors.
A super defensive performance has carried the Melbourne Storm to a 14-6 victory over premiership contenders the Cowboys at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs have held on to a 20-18 win over the Newcastle Knights despite losing halfback Trent Hodkinson midway through the first half with a suspected wrist
A Valentine Holmes field goal and a late Michael Ennis try ended a thrilling contest as the Sharks pipped Parramatta 35-28 at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday.
The Roosters are poised to claim their third consecutive minor premiership after scoring a comfortable win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Friday night.
The Broncos smashed reigning premiers South Sydney to return to the top of the table and sound an ominous warning to the competition ahead of the finals.