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Tallara Bamblett sends the Parramatta eels into attack in round 6. Picture: Steve Montgomery)

NSWRL Junior Reps run home

Author : Sean Teuma News Corp Sport

NSWRL Junior Reps run home

NSWRL Junior Reps: Ladder, run home, finals predictions for Harold Matts, SG Ball, Tarsha Gale Cup

With three rounds left of the NSWRL junior reps season, we take a look at the run home of every finals contender, plus make our predictions on who will make the cut in Matts, Ball and Tarsha Gale.

THE race for the NSWRL junior representatives finals is well and truly on with just three rounds remaining.

HAROLD MATTHEWS

Currently there’s a three-way tie at the top of the standings between Canterbury, Parramatta and Canberra, with the trio dropping just one game so far.

HAROLD MATTS LADDER

NSWRL Harold Matthews Cup Rnd 6 Ladder Ladder : OurFootyTeam.com)

NSWRL Harold Matthews Cup Rnd 6 Ladder Ladder : OurFootyTeam.com)

A number of huge clashes will feature over the remaining weeks, headlined by the Raiders and Sharks this weekend, before Canberra backs up against Illawarra and Balmain the following fortnight.

The Penrith vs Parramatta fixture in round eight is a cracker, with the Roosters also needing to take down Newcastle to keep their slim hopes alive.

Despite sitting in fourth and a bye this round, the Panthers have to face the top two sides in the last rounds, and need to win at least one of those to qualify for the post-season.

Cronulla should advance if it can win its final two games, while a perfect run home for the Knights has them in the box seat to leapfrog a few sides on the road home.

The Tigers are a big smokey to advance with games against the Rabbitohs and Central Coast, followed up by the Raiders in the final round.

Predicted top six: Parramatta, Canterbury, Newcastle, Canberra, Cronulla, Balmain

HAROLD MATTS RUN HOME

TEAM, POINTS RD 7 RD 8 RD 9

Bulldogs 10 Magpies BYE Panthers

Eels 10 Sea Eagles Panthers Central Coast

Raiders 10 Sharks Steelers Tigers

Panthers 9 BYE Eels Bulldogs

Sharks 9 Raiders Dragons Steelers

Knights 8 Dragons Roosters Sea Eagles

Tigers 8 Rabbitohs Central Coast Raiders

Steelers 8 Bears Raiders Sharks

Magpies 6 Bulldogs Bears BYE
Roosters 6 Central Coast Knights Bears
Rabbitohs 6 Tigers Sea Eagles Dragons

SG BALL CUP

Canberra has set the benchmark in the SG Ball so far, winning all six games and looking very impressive in the process.

SG BALL LADDER

NSWRL SG Ball Cup Rnd 6 Ladder Ladder : OurFootyTeam.com)

NSWRL SG Ball Cup Rnd 6 Ladder Ladder : OurFootyTeam.com)

There’s no reason to think their momentum will stop anytime soon.

A real logjam between second and fifth sees them separated by a solitary point, with Penrith and Parramatta to unite in round eight. The winner of this match will almost definitely finish in the top two.

Another fixture that will have a key bearing on the make-up of the final six is Newcastle and the Roosters in the same round.

Wests will fancy their chances of going 3-0 over the final rounds, with the Roosters heavily favoured against Melbourne and North Sydney in their run home.

The Bulldogs, Sharks, Warriors and Steelers are praying on upset results to bring down the Roosters, with all teams trailing fifth by three or more points.

Predicted top six: Canberra, Penrith, Wests, Newcastle, Parramatta, Roosters

SG BALL RUN HOME

TEAM, POINTS RD 7 RD 8 RD 9

Raiders 12 Sharks Steelers Tigers
Panthers 10 Warriors Eels Bulldogs
Eels 10 Sea Eagles Panthers Storm
Knights 9 Dragons Roosters Sea Eagles
Magpies 9 Bulldogs Bears Warriors
Roosters 7 Storm Knights Bears
Bulldogs 6 Magpies Warriors Panthers
Sharks 6 Raiders Dragons Steelers
Warriors 6 Panthers Bulldogs Magpies
Steelers 5 Bears Raiders Sharks

Samuel McCulloc bursts though the Eels defence in round six. Picture: Steve Montgomery

Samuel McCulloc bursts though the Eels defence in round six. Picture: Steve Montgomery

TARSHA GALE

A two-way tie between the undefeated Roosters Indigenous Academy and Canterbury sets up an interesting final three rounds.

TARSHA GALE LADDER

NSWRL Tarsha Gale Cup Rnd 6 Ladder Ladder : OurFootyTeam.com)

NSWRL Tarsha Gale Cup Rnd 6 Ladder Ladder : OurFootyTeam.com)

Both teams have swept through their first five games to rank both one and two in attack and defence.

The pair will be heavily favoured to complete the regular season without loss, although the Roosters Indigenous side will face a heavy test against Newcastle in round eight.

The Knights have a three-point gap to fourth, and look set to lock up that spot with a very favourable run home.

That leaves the final three spots to come down to five teams, all of whom are locked on seven competition points.

A positive for and against leaves the Steelers in the box seat if they can overcome the Bears this weekend.

Canberra’s game against Cronulla this weekend shapes as a must-win for both teams, with the Raiders enjoying the more favourable run home.

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The final spot could well come down to the round eight clash

NSWRL Junior Reps run home

NSWRL Junior Reps run home

between Parramatta and Penrith, with the Panthers hitting form at the right time and the Panthers having to take on the Bulldogs in the last round.

Predicted top six: Roosters Indigenous, Canterbury, Newcastle, Illawarra, Canberra, Penrith

TARSHA GALE RUN HOME

TEAM, POINTS RD 7 RD 8 RD 9

Roosters Indigenous 12 Rabbitohs Knights Dragons
Bulldogs 12 Tigers Sharks Eels
Knights 10 Dragons Roosters Indigenous Sea Eagles
Steelers 7 Bears Raiders Sharks
Panthers 7 BYE Eels Bears
Eels 7 BYE Panthers Bulldogs
Raiders 7 Sharks Steelers Rabbitohs
Sharks 7 Raiders Bulldogs Steelers

Tallara Bamblett sends the Parramatta eels into attack in round 6. Picture: Steve Montgomery)

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