Saturday, October 17 at 7:50pm (AEDT) Bench forward Brandon Smith copped a head knock but was cleared of anything serious. The completed their sets at an acceptable 79 per cent, but all that time spent defending hurt them in the second half. However, he scorched 80 metres to score a late try to ease concerns. As for Reynolds, he and Walker are forming a deadly combination that will have Brad Arthur pondering how best to nullify them. Cameron Smith v Api Koroisau. Troy Dargan and Patrick Mago were cut from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off. All eyes are on Storm captain Cameron Smith. Penrith Panthers vs Melbourne Storm: The unstoppable force meets the immovable object, The NRL needs a Panthers grand final win, but Cam Smith will get his fairytale, Jack Wighton wins 2020 Dally M Medal after surprise victory was revealed too early, Dally M Medal 2020 live updates, blog: NRL votes, team of the year, awards. Hooker Api Koroisau insisted his shoulder was fine after Saturday's win over South Sydney despite having to leave the field in the second half. The Green Machine go into this match off the back of an upset win over the Roosters in the semi-final at the SCG, which not only avenged last October’s heartbreaking grand final defeat but also put to an end the Chooks’ hopes of a hat-trick of premierships. But if they are to make it 17 in a row, which would match the Bulldogs for the longest winning streak this century, they’ll have to do it without backrower Viliame Kikau, who copped a one-match suspension for a lifting tackle in the win over the Chooks. The late season resurgence of South Sydney has continued this evening at Bankwest Stadium and the Rabbitohs have firmed from $7 to $5.75 at TAB to win the 2020 NRL … Here is your preview to the two preliminary finals. Winger Blake Ferguson has succumbed to a knee injury and will miss the sudden-death clash with Souths. He returned late in the match. The ground has been a second home to the Storm skipper given what he has achieved in State of Origin, leading Queensland to countless victories, as well as leading Australia to the World Cup in 2017. Further, because the NRL’s finals contract requires them to play second-or-third week venues at ANZ Stadium, they’ll actually be playing in the Bunnies’ backyard. Anyone can contribute to The Roar and have their work NRL.com Tue 13 Oct 2020, 04:01 PM Canberra went some way to vanquishing last year's grand final pain by exacting playoff revenge on the Roosters, … 10/20/2020 6:06:01 AM. Last updated: They scored 106 points in recent wins over the Roosters and Newcastle and the likes of Cody Walker, Damien Cook and Adam Reynolds are at the top of their games. Melbourne and Penrith will meet in the 2020 Telstra Premiership decider having been the two best teams all year, finishing second and first respectively. Oregon Kaufusi and Daniel Alvaro are the final match-day cuts. Ivan Cleary’s side have been the best team all year, having not been beaten for over four months, with their most recent and defeat of the year coming against Parramatta in Round 5. Kick-off times, TV times, team lists, match info and full preview for round 20 match between the Cronulla Sharks and Canberra Raiders Eels: Centre Michael Jennings has been stood down after a positive test, announced by the NRL on Saturday morning. Brad Takairangi comes into the starting side. George Jennings has come in on the other wing for Maika Sivo (knee). Dragons. This season: Raiders won 22-6 at AAMI Park in Round 3; Storm won 20-14 at GIO Stadium in Round 9. Avatar Roar Guru . … Koroisau's return to Penrith this year has been a key reason for their form and he was immense in the preliminary final, creating constant havoc by jumping from dummy-half. It's a saying as old as time, but you can't win matches if you don't have the ball. Melbourne and Penrith will meet in the 2020 Telstra Premiership decider having been the two best teams all year, finishing second and first respectively. The other sees the Panthers face the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, which will expose a quirk in the finals system as Penrith will actually be playing on the Bunnies’ home turf, which will swing the pendulum the way of the men from Redfern. The club has been granted an exemption to bring Haze Dunster back into the squad to replace Jennings in the back line. The stakes will be higher for the Storm to reach the grand final, which would be their ninth in the past 15 years and tenth overall, because it is expected that Cameron Smith will announce his imminent retirement, with Friday night’s game to be his last at Suncorp Stadium. A try to Jack Wighton ten minutes from time saw Ricky Stuart’s side take the chocolates.