You have to make it to the grand final before you can win the darn thing, and while a mere 80 minutes on the field will decide the fate of our four semi-finalists this weekend, each club’s journey to this point has been immense.
Players pushing their bodies to the limit across 26 grinding rounds of regular season footy and overcoming opponents, injury, and the pressure of a do-or-die finals series. For clubs like the Rabbitohs, the path to this penultimate game has been even more precarious, the expectation even heavier. Better yet, our four finalists are also keen rivals – teams with an intense passion for beating each other, especially on the big stage.
NRL.com is the home of NRL video so we’ve decided to shortlist and show you some of the best recent match ups between the Storm, Sea Eagles, Bulldogs and Rabbitohs to get you pumped for the semi final showdowns between four of the best teams left in the Telstra Premiership race.
Check out the NRL.com homepage today between 10:00am and 11:00am as we take a look at Round 7, 2011, when a young Ben Barba scored a double to kick the Bulldogs to a 36-24 victory over the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
This afternoon between 2:00pm and 3:00pm we’ll feature the Storm and the Sea Eagles at AAMI Park in the opening round of 2011. The Storm won 18-6 and celebrated claiming their first competition points since Round 4, 2010 when the team was stripped of its premiership points due to salary cap breaches.
Want to see more? Simply check out the schedule below and come back to the NRL.com homepage at the following times to enjoy a feast of finals match highlights for Melbourne, Manly, Canterbury-Bankstown and South Sydney.
Round 7, 2011 Bulldogs v Rabbitohs
Round 1, 2011 Storm v Sea Eagles
Round 6, 2012 Bulldogs v Rabbitohs
Round 25, 2011 Storm v Sea Eagles
Round 15, 2012 Storm v Sea Eagles
Round 13, 2012 Bulldogs v Rabbitohs