The season is on the line this weekend for the top two teams during the NRL's regular season.

The Sydney Roosters took out the minor premiership while the Manly Sea Eagles finished second but both stumbled at the first finals hurdle last week.

The Sea Eagles slumped to a comprehensive 24-40 loss against South Sydney while the Roosters were edged 19-18 by the gallant Penrith in a stunning contest.

To stay alive the Roosters have to account for North Queensland tonight while the battered Sea Eagles will have to quell the resurgent Canterbury-Bankstown.

Tomorrow the Vodafone Junior Warriors take aim at a spot in the final four teams when they face the NYC's minor premier Newcastle. 

 

NRL PREVIEWS

SYDNEY ROOSTERS v NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

MANLY SEA EAGLES v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

 

NYC PREVIEWS

BRISBANE BRONCOS v WESTS TIGERS

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

 

NSW CUP PREVIEWS

PENRITH v WENTWORTHVILLE | NEWCASTLE v ILLAWARRA

 

FINAL PROGRAMME

 

FRIDAY

Allianz Stadium, Sydney

NRL | Semi-final: (1) Sydney Roosters v (5) North Queensland Cowboys, 7.55pm

NYC | Semi-final: (2) Brisbane Broncos v (6) Wests Tigers, 5.15pm

 

SATURDAY

Allianz Stadium, Sydney

NRL | Semi-final: (2) Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v (7) Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 7.45pm

NYC | Semi-final: (1) Newcastle Knights v (8) Vodafone Warriors, 5.15pm

 

SUNDAY

Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

NEW SOUTH WALES CUP | (1) Penrith Panthers v (3) Wentworthville Magpies, 1.10pm

      (2) Newcastle Knights v Illawarra Cutters, 3.10pm