South Sydney 28 (8-13) d Canterbury 14 (7-14)
Newcastle 29 (5-16) d Parramatta 10 (13-8)
Brisbane 32 (14-7) d Cronulla 10 (13-8)
St George Illawarra 42 (11-10) d Gold Coast 16 (7-14)
Melbourne 16 (16-5) d Sydney City 13 (14-7)
Penrith 24 (12-9) d North Queensland 16 (12-9)
Canberra 36 (10-11) d New Zealand 16 (7-14)
Wests Tigers 30 (6-15) d Manly 26 (12-9)
Now to look ahead to see what the Collated Ladder has predicted for the final standings of the season.
Melbourne are currently sitting on sixteen wins and are projected to take eighteen. With three games to go and playing very well, that might be more like nineteen by the end of the regular season. Brisbane and Sydney City close out the top three spots, just as they do now. Both sides are going to stay at least four points off the pace.
The remaining spots are interesting. Penrith in the top four? They’re currently only two points off Cronulla, who are not playing well. Three wins for the Panthers and two for the Sharks would not be a surprising outcome. The Collated Ladder also has the Cowboys not far off the pace and there’s not much to separate them – Stocky wins and Pythag are very close for all three. Fourth place is very important as almost all of the premiership winners of the last twenty years have finished in the top four.