Shaun Kenny-Dowall fends off a Panthers defender.

NRL.com's writers make their predictions for the first week of the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.

This weekend's games: Sea Eagles v Rabbitohs (Allianz Stadium), Roosters v Panthers (Allianz Stadium), Cowboys v Broncos (1300 Smiles Stadium), Storm v Bulldogs (AAMI Park).

Nigel Wall (Editor – success rate 63.8%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Broncos, Storm

Dominic Brock (Production Editor – 66.9%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

Tony Webeck (Chief Queensland Correspondent – 65.6%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

Chris Kennedy (National Correspondent – 62.5%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

Matt Encarnacion (Western Sydney Correspondent – 60.5%): Rabbitohs, Panthers, Cowboys, Storm

Dan Walsh (Staff Writer – 61.8%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Broncos, Storm

Jack Brady (Staff Writer – 58.3%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

Adrian McMurray (Producer – 60.9%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

Matt Harris (Queensland Correspondent – 63.9%) Rabbitohs, Roosters, Broncos, Storm

Corey Rosser (NZ Correspondent – 60.6%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

Steven Ross (North Queensland Correspondent – 63.3%): Sea Eagles, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

Top picks (65.9%): Rabbitohs, Roosters, Cowboys, Storm

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