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The Broncos celebrate their win over the Titans in the opening week of the finals series.

The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the opening weekend of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.

Broncos v Titans

The Gold Coast Titans' impressive 2016 campaign has come to an end at the hands of the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Injuries: Zeb Taia (quad, pre-game), Ashley Taylor (hip)

Judiciary: James Roberts (contrary conduct).

Match report: Titans bow out as Broncos advance
Broncos v Titans: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights


Raiders v Sharks

The Raiders went down to the Sharks with James Maloney kicking a decisive penalty goal, with the home side earlier losing star hooker Josh Hodgson to injury and Cronulla earning a week off and a preliminary finals berth.

Injuries: Paul Gallen (back, pre-game), Wade Graham (concussion), Josh Hodgson (ankle).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Sharks edge Raiders in Canberra
Broncos v Titans: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights


Storm v Cowboys

Melbourne were too strong for North Queensland in a game that featured plenty of determined defence at AAMI Park on Saturday night, with the Storm earning the right to host a preliminary final in two weeks' time.

Injuries: Kane Linnett (calf), Dale Finucane (ankle).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Storm power into preliminary finals
Broncos v Titans: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights


Panthers v Bulldogs

The Penrith Panthers were at their attacking best on Sunday afternoon, ending the Canterbury Bulldogs' season with a 28-12 win at Allianz Stadium. 

Injuries: Michael Lichaa (concussion), Josh Reynolds (concussion), Brett Morris (knee), Waqa Blake (shoulder)

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Stylish Panthers send Dogs packing
Broncos v Titans: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights



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