SYDNEY (AP) The highest 4 playoff groups in Australia’s Nationwide Rugby League have been decided Saturday when the Sydney Roosters got here from 10 factors behind with 20 minutes remaining to beat the Gold Coast Titans 20-sixteen on the ultimate weekend of normal-season play.
Michael Gordon’s seventieth-minute attempt led the comeback because the Roosters completed in second place and gained residence-area benefit subsequent weekend towards Brisbane within the first spherical of the playoffs.
Melbourne, which clinched first place and the minor premiership two weeks in the past, will host fourth-place Parramatta within the first spherical.
Underneath the league’s second-probability playoff system, the highest 4 groups play one another within the first spherical. The profitable groups advance direct to the semifinals two weeks later, the losers to a second-spherical match towards the profitable groups from elimination video games involving the fifth via eighth-place finishers.
Forward of later matches this weekend, the groups fifth by means of eighth have been defending champions Cronulla, Penrith, North Queensland and Manly.
St. George Illawarra, presently in ninth place, might have an opportunity to maneuver into the highest eight and pressure Penrith, North Queensland or Manly out of the playoffs when the Dragons play the Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday.
In earlier twenty sixth-spherical weekend matches, Parramatta defeated South Sydney 22-sixteen and Brisbane scored three unanswered first-half tries to beat North Queensland 20-10.
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