There is plenty of nervousness and excitement brewing over the NRL results this weekend as eight scintillating showdowns for Round 25 of the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership play out.
With only one more week after this round left of the standard season before the finals begin, the games of Round 25 could likely decide who is in and who is out of the Top 8 and the Top 4, with Broncos and Raiders fans looking especially anxious!
Brisbane and Canberra are currently fighting it out over the last spot in the Top 8, tied on 26 competition points with the Broncos just winning the fight thanks to points differential.
The Broncos face a really tough test Friday night when playing the inform Warriors in New Zealand and could find themselves in big trouble as the Raiders have a much easier home game against the lowly Cowboys.
Next week in the final round the Broncos and the Raiders then face off, so there will be plenty of fans keeping a really close eye on these two.
Other highlight matches of Round 25 including the Rabbitohs v Eels Friday night fight at ANZ Stadium and the Roosters v Sea Eagles clash on Sunday arvo which will be a real top eight treat and perhaps an early preview of one of the first semi games we will see this year.
Now is also the time of year where upsets happen as teams out of September footy seek revenge on their high flying rivals.
Left with nothing to play for teams like the Bulldogs, Storm and even the Sharks could sneak in with shock wins this weekend as they play the Panthers, Tigers and Titans respectively.
Make sure you check out the NRL betting markets online and look for value underdog bets on these matches!
To read detailed match previews, team lists, Ladbrokes.com.au odds and our footy tips for Round 25 click on the links below.
NRL Round 25 – Match 1 Preview: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels
NRL Round 25 – Match 2 Preview: New Zealand Warriors v Brisbane Broncos
NRL Round 25 – Match 3 Preview: Cronulla Sharks v Gold Coast Titans
NRL Round 25 – Match 4 Preview: Newcastle Knights v St George Illawarra Dragons
NRL Round 25 – Match 5 Preview: Canberra Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys
NRL Round 25 – Match 6 Preview: Wests Tigers v Melbourne Storm
NRL Round 25 – Match 7 Preview: Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles
NRL Round 25 – Match 8 Preview: Canterbury Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers
NRL Round 25 Fixtures
|Day||Date||Time (local)||Venue||Home Team||Away Team|
|Fri||Aug 27||7:35pm||ANZ Stadium||Rabbitohs||Eels|
|Fri||Aug 27||8:05pm||Mt Smart Stadium||Warriors||Broncos|
|Sat||Aug 28||5:30pm||Toyota Stadium||Sharks||Titans|
|Sat||Aug 28||7:30pm||Energy Australia Stadium||Kights||Dragons|
|Sat||Aug 28||7:30pm||Canberra Stadium||Raiders||Cowboys|
|Sun||Aug 29||2:00pm||Leichardt Oval||Tigers||Storm|
|Sun||Aug 29||3:00pm||Sydney Football Stadium||Roosters||Sea Eagles|
|Mon||Aug 30||7:00pm||ANZ Stadium||Bulldogs||Panthers|