Tipping guide: Finals Week 1 previews

Get the lowdown on all four of this weekend's massive finals clashes in NRL.com's full match previews.

Don't think for a second either side will have forgotten the Rabbitohs being lapped 30-20 by the Sea Eagles in last year's grand final qualifier.

One team is on track to defy 20 years of rugby league history, while the other is defying logic by over-performing with a stack of stars in the casualty ward.

The Broncos have won 74 per cent of all games they have played in Townsville. The Cowboys? Just 47 per cent. Which augers well for the visitors on Saturday.

The first weekend of the finals wraps up with two teams that are precariously placed given the new finals system.

NRL.com's writers have their say on which teams will prevail in the opening weekend of the 2014 finals series.