There is now just five weeks to go until the Minor Premiers are named and the best footy finals of the year play out as we move into Round 22 of the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership.
The contest for the top four spots is one of the hottest in history, with so many in-form teams pushing the limits week after week in order to rise above their rivals.
The Dragons and the Panthers are still one – two on the ladder, but can they survive this round?
St George especially have a tough game this week, facing off against the Roosters who have been firing on all cylinders in a SCG super showdown on Sunday arvo.
A number of teams that have flown under the radar early season are starting their late assault including the red hot Roosters who have risen to the third position.
Then there are the Broncos who are not out of this in any way, shape or form having shown they can beat the best by defeating the Dragons last week.
This week Brisbane play on Friday night in a Queensland derby against the Cowboys while the other important Friday footy clash has the Titans hosting the Eels at Skilled Park.
Other highlights of Round 22 include the Rabbitohs v Tigers battle at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night and Manly v Melbourne at Brookvale Oval.
Check out a detailed match preview for every game below complete with our footy tips and the latest odds from leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
NRL Round 22 – Match 1 Preview: North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos
NRL Round 22 – Match 2 Preview: Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels
NRL Round 22 – Match 3 Preview: Manly Sea Eagles v Melbourne Storm
NRL Round 22 – Match 4 Preview: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
NRL Round 22 – Match 5 Preview: Cronulla Sharks v New Zealand Warriors
NRL Round 22 – Match 6 Preview: Newcastle Knights v Canterbury Bulldogs
NRL Round 22 – Match 7 Preview: Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons
NRL Round 22 – Match 8 Preview: Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers
NRL Round 22 Fixtures
|Fri||6 Aug||7:35pm||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Cowboys||Broncos|
|Fri||6 Aug||7:35pm||Skilled Park||Titans||Eels|
|Sat||7 Aug||5:30pm||Brookvale Oval||Sea Eagles||Storm|
|Sat||7 Aug||7:30pm||ANZ Stadium||Rabbitohs||Tigers|
|Sat||7 Aug||7:30pm||Toyota Stadium||Sharks||Warriors|
|Sun||8 Aug||2:00pm||Energy Australia Stadium||Knights||Bulldogs|
|Sun||8 Aug||3:00pm||Sydney Cricket Ground||Roosters||Dragons|
|Mon||9 Aug||7:00pm||Canberra Stadium||Raiders||Panthers|