NRL footy fever is sweeping across Australia as the end of the 26-round regular season has left us with eight elite teams ready to face off in the sudden-death September finals.
In the first week of the NRL Telstra Premiership finals four matches, decided according to the McIntyre Final Eight System, will play out giving punters a top range of thrilling betting opportunities to heat up the weekend!
After the Top 8 was determined last week things now step up a notch as the countdown begins to the NRL Grand Final on Sunday October 3 where the Premiership shield will be on the line.
Will the Minor Premiership winning Dragons choke in the finals arena?
Can the Warriors continue their stunning late season form and get through the qualifying final against the Titans into the semis?
Is there a chance the 2009 Wooden Spoon Roosters can make the ultimate turn around and win the Premiership this year?
All of these questions and more will be answered over the next three weeks starting on Friday night, so don’t wait any longer to get your footy bets down on your favourites!
Below we have a good look at the first four NRL qualifying finals including team lists, match odds and betting tips so you can head to Ladbrokes.com.au and place the winning wagers.
NRL Week 1 Qualifying Finals – Match 1 Preview: Gold Coast Titans v New Zealand Warriors
NRL Week 1 Qualifying Finals – Match 2 Preview: Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters
NRL Week 1 Qualifying Finals – Match 3 Preview: Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders
NRL Week 1 Qualifying Finals – Match 4 Preview: St George Illawarra Dragons v Manly Sea Eagles
NRL Week 1 Qualifying Finals Fixtures
|Day||Date||Time (local)||Venue||Home Team||Away Team|
|Fri||Sept 10||7:45pm||Skilled Park||Titans||Warriors|
|Sat||Sept 11||6:30pm||Sydney Football Stadium||Tigers||Roosters|
|Sat||Sept 11||8:30pm||CUA Stadium||Panthers||Raiders|
|Sun||Sept 11||4:00pm||WIN Jubilee Stadium||Dragons||Sea Eagles|