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The key talking points, match highlights, injury and judiciary news to come out of the opening week of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.

Roosters v Broncos

The Sydney Roosters have earned a week off with a thrilling 24-22 win over the Broncos in an amazing first game of the 2017 Telstra Premiership Finals Series.

Injuries: Daniel Tupou (groin).
Judiciary: Adam Blair (tripping).

Match report: Roosters edge Broncos in finals epic
Roosters v Broncos: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights 

Storm v Eels

The Storm overturned a half-time deficit to beat the Eels and earn a home preliminary final, in Cameron Smith's record-breaking 356th NRL appearance.

Injuries: Tepai Moeroa (concussion).
Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Storm edge Eels to book home prelim
Storm v Eels: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights 

Sea Eagles v Panthers

The Panthers left it late but two tries in the final six minutes knocked the Sea Eagles out of the finals and saw Penrith advance to a semi-final against Brisbane next week. 

Injuries: Curtis Sironen (hamstring).
Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Panthers eliminate Sea Eagles in finals upset
Sea Eagles v Panthers: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights 

Sharks v Cowboys

The Cronulla Sharks' premiership defence is over, knocked out in the first week of the finals by a gritty Cowboys side 15-14 in extra-time at Allianz Stadium.

Injuries: No major injuries.
Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Cowboys send Sharks packing in extra time
Sharks v Cowboys: Five key points
Watch: Match highlights