Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders
CommBank Stadium, 7:50pm, Friday 16 September.
There are no more second chances as the Parramatta Eels and Canberra Raiders meet in a final for the first time in rugby league history. The Eels were below their best against the Penrith Panthers and despite sweating on Mitchell Moses’ fitness, the star halfback has been cleared of his concussion and will line up for his side.
The Raiders were underdogs against the Melbourne Storm and they were nothing short of exceptional with the usual suspects in Jack Wighton, Jamal Fogarty and Joseph Tapine stepping up. Two of the most famous clubs in the NRL will write their first chapter of finals football and this match could go either way.
Last five meetings:
Raiders def by Eels 20-28
Eels def by Raiders 10-12
Raiders def by Eels 10-35
Eels def Raiders 25-24