NRL.com predicts: Where your team will finish
With seven rounds remaining in the 2015 Telstra Premiership season, it's make-or-break time for each team's chances of making the finals – or at least finishing the campaign on a high. Will your team make the top eight?
The NRL.com team have made predictions via the NRL Ladder Predictor, combining our final standings to come up with the following rankings – with Brisbane set to pip fellow Queensland powerhouses the Cowboys to the minor premiership on for-and-against.
1st - Broncos
The current league leaders have surpassed all expectations in Wayne Bennett's first year back at the club and should hold on to claim the minor premiership.
2nd - Cowboys
With a sensational away winning streak, North Queensland's woes on the road are a thing of the past and we predict they'll come within a whisker of finishing on top.
3rd - Roosters
The Tricolours are the bookies' favourites for the premiership and are hitting top form at the right time, with no injury worries and a team packed with stars.
4th - Storm
They've lost Billy Slater for the season but Melbourne have a favourable schedule in the run home and could sneak into the top four, earning a second chance in the finals series.
5th - Rabbitohs
The reigning premiers have come back to the pack after a sensational start to the year, and despite a tough last stretch of the season they should be strong enough to earn a home final even if they miss out on a top-four finish.
6th - Warriors
The Warriors have more line breaks – and errors – than any other team in the competition, and will need to find some consistency to match their attacking threat if they are to be a genuine contender come finals time.
7th - Bulldogs
Canterbury have a tricky run to the finals but have overcome most of their injury problems and should sneak into the top eight – and they showed last season they are capable of playing their way into the grand final from anywhere.
8th - Dragons
A superb start to the season has been followed by six straight defeats for the Red V, but we're backing the Dragons to grab the last spot in the top eight – just.
9th - Sharks
Opinions vary greatly in the NRL.com office about where the Sharks will finish – some rate Cronulla as a genuine premiership dark horse and others feel they'll just miss the eight. They have four tough games in the next month but if they can jag a win or two they'll be in with a genuine finals chance.
10th - Raiders
Canberra have already surpassed the critics' expectations this season and with six of their last seven games coming against bottom-eight teams they could finish 2015 with a bang.
11th - Panthers
Penrith have been hit hard by injuries for a second straight season, but this time around they look unlikely to repeat last year's run to the finals.
12th - Sea Eagles
Manly are a more talented team than their ladder position suggests but after Monday's loss to North Queensland their finals chances appear to be dead and buried.
13th - Eels
Chris Sandow's suspension and season-ending injuries to Anthony Watmough and Danny Wicks are just the latest blows to hit Parramatta this year. They should be safe from the wooden spoon but are long odds to play finals football.
14th - Knights
One of three genuine contenders for the wooden spoon, Newcastle will be boosted by a confident win over the Titans last round and the return to form of key playmaker Jarrod Mullen.
15th - Wests Tigers
Robbie Farah remains sidelined for now with a broken hand and the Tigers' young guns will be up against it to climb off the foot of the ladder without him.
16th - Titans
The return of Aidan Sezer this week could spark a revival for the Titans, but they badly need it after a run of four losses. They finish last in our rankings on for-and-against but any win in the run home could save them from the wooden spoon.