THE FINAL WORD
BIG WEEK FOR ... Ashley Taylor. Making his NRL debut up against Cooper Cronk is as great a baptism as it gets.
FEELING THE PINCH The Cowboys have lost three of their past four and need a good showing on the eve of the finals.
SURE THING The Roosters to win the minor premiership. The Rabbitohs are struggling with injury and suspension.
BIG WEEK FOR ... Hopefully Cowboys prop James Tamou showsh there’s no mental hangover from his neck scare two weeks ago.
FEELING THE PINCH St George Illawarra. The Titans were good last week but, gees, the Dragons were poor. This team needs to gain confidence and fast.
SURE THING Canterbury to end the Warriors’ dreadful season.
BIG WEEK FOR ... Cronulla hold their finals destiny in their hands. If they are focused and get the job done, the top four is theirs.
FEELING THE PINCH Newcastle and Penrith in the battle of the wooden spoon. No one wants to start next year with the title of worst team in the comp.
SURE THING Sadly for the Titans, I expect the Cowboys to click back into gear this week.