The final round of the NRL regular season is done and dusted. The teams produced some shockers right up to the end. Fans and punters across the nation are celebrating victory or commiserating over loss as the NRL Ladder positions have finally been determined.
Finally, the saga of the Brisbane Broncos has come to an end. They went into the final round of the season needing a 15-point win, but they ended up with a three-point loss. The Canberra Raiders became the first team in nearly 20 years to deny the Broncos passage into the NRL Finals. It comes as a hard hit for fans and punters who were backing the Broncos all the way through the Finals.
Queensland NRL fans will now turn to the Titans who had a fantastic finish to their standard season. They capped things off with a win on the home grounds over the Wests Tigers in a game that came down to the very last minute before the Titans’ Scott Prince kicked a penalty goal to secure the 21-18 win. The Titans’ victory not only means a home final for the Gold Coast team, but it also knocked the Tigers out of their coveted number two position on the ladder. This puts the pressure on the Tigers to do well in round one of the NRL Finals.
The lower ranked Canterbury Bulldogs also shook things up with a big win over the Manly Sea Eagles on Sunday. It was a great send off for two veteran players. Brett Kimmorley and Luke Patten will be leaving now that the season is finished. Unfortunately, the win couldn’t salvage the Bulldogs’ season as they finished number 13 on the ladder. The Sea Eagles just made it into the NRL Finals as they finished on the eighth rung.
It was a great wrap-up to a great standard season, but now we look forward to the Finals! It’s every footy fan’s favourite time of the year as the Top 8 face off in a battle to the Grand Final. Stay tuned to FootyBet.com.au as we bring you full previews of the upcoming games along with all of the best Ladbrokes.com.au odds.
NRL Round 26 Results:
|03/09/10||Brisbane Broncos – 16||Canberra Raiders – 18|
|03/09/10||Gold Coast Titans – 21||Wests Tigers – 18|
|04/09/10||Parramatta Eels – 12||New Zealand Warriors – 26|
|04/09/10||Nrth Queensland Cowboys – 8||Sydney Roosters – 18|
|04/09/10||Penrith Panthers – 50||Cronulla Sharks – 12|
|05/09/10||Melbourne Storm – 34||Newcastle Knights – 4|
|05/09/10||Manly Sea Eagles – 24||Canterbury Bulldogs – 30|
|05/09/10||St George Dragons – 38||South Sydney Rabbitohs – 24|