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Sydney Roosters face rocky road to grand final, with North Queensland being the first challenge

Michael Chammas Penrith's fairytale finals charge has shattered hopes of a dream finale between South Sydney and the Sydney Roosters, forcing the reigning premiers down a long and arduous road to the grand final.

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Juniors realise grand final dreams in local rugby league deciders

SPORT: Junior rugby league grand finals at Canberra Stadium in Bruce. Under 16s Zone 1 grand final between West Belconnen Gold and Queanbeyan United Blues. From left, Gold players Dustin Lister and Harry Brown celebrate a try.14th September 2014 . Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Stadium may not have been a successful hunting ground for the Canberra Raiders this year, but the region's best juniors were able to live out their dreams when the Canberra junior rugby...

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Queanbeyan Blues reverse last year's extra-time heartache with grand final win over Goulburn

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford played 262 NRL games, but his last premiership as a player was as a 17-year-old. 

Ultimate League: looking forward to grand final week

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Chris Boulous It's grand final week in Ultimate League, and there are plenty of things to consider heading into the big dance.

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NRL stars headline Canberra Raiders Cup grand final

Queanbeyan Blues captain Marc Herbert, left, with friend, now foe, Goulburn Bulldogs captain/coach Mick Picker.

Jon Tuxworth Marc Herbert won an SG Ball premiership and Mick Picker an under-20 title for Canberra Raiders, but only one will add a local premiership to their trophy cabinet on Sunday. 

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David Pangai hopes brothers learn from his mistakes after guiding Queanbeyan Blues to grand final

SPORT:  The Canberra Raiders Cup first grade major semi final at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan Blues v Queanbeyan Kangaroos: centre: Blues player Dave Pangai celebrates his try ..  24th August 2014 .  Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues forward David Pangai kicks himself reguarly over squandering his chance at the big time.

Sam Burgess warns South Sydney teammates to keep a lid on grand final talk

Keeping a lid on things: South Sydney star Sam Burgess has warned his teammates to not look too far ahead.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney's Sam Burgess has urged his teammates to not get carried away despite their best performance of the season when they beat competition leaders Manly 23-4 on Friday night.

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NRL accused of cash grab with grand final tickets

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Adrian Proszenko Rugby league has long been the working class game but there are concerns the NRL has made it unaffordable for the common fan after increasing grand final prices by up to 10 per cent since last year.

Sea Eagles avenge grand final loss to Sydney Roosters

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Michael Carayannis Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves long list of suspensions could again grow.

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Jason King set to miss grand-final rematch

Michael Carayannis After injury denied Manly’s Jason King of a grand-final appearance last year, he is in danger of missing the title rematch against the Roosters after being slapped with a grade-one shoulder charge.

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History on Manly's side in grand final rematch

Roosters players celebrate during last year's grand final win over Manly.

Michael Chammas Since the introduction of the NRL in 1998, most of the reigning premiers have lost against the runners-up in the grand final rematch the following year.

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Kieran Foran in doubt for Sea Eagles' grand final rematch with the Roosters

Injury worry: Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran makes a charge during last year's grand final loss to the Roosters. The star pivot is in doubt for the rematch on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran remains in extreme doubt for Friday night's showdown with the Roosters as he battles an ongoing calf strain.

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Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce not treating Manly clash as grand final rematch

Blockbuster: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce is eyeing a fifth consecutive win against Manly.

Michael Carayannis Grand final rematch? Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce doesn’t think so as his team prepares to play Manly for the first time since last year’s grand final victory.

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Canberra Raiders slash ticket prices for grand final reunion clash against Canterbury Bulldogs

Friends and foes: Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga are returning to Canberra for the reunion of the 1994 grand final win after Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra rugby league royalty will be on hand for the Raiders next home game against Canterbury, but ticket prices have been slashed to commemorate the club's last premiership in 1994. 

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Knockout victory: Sydney Roosters qualify for NRL grand final after ending Newcastle Knights' season

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Michael Carayannis Roosters coach Trent Robinson wanted to see how resilient his side were.

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NRL Power Rankings - Grand final edition

Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon

Paul Suttor The only ranking that truly counts will be determined at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night - the champions of the NRL for 2013.

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The A-Z of the grand final

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes an alphabetical look at rugby league's biggest game of the year.

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Grand final grandson in the wrong colours

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Glenn Jackson Blood might be thicker than water, but not if you've got a view of the water off Bondi.

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Grand final assistants locked in race to take charge at Eels

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Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson One of the grand finalists is likely to lose a coach in the coming days.

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Grand final gain after Sydney Roosters' Daniel Mortimer pushed through pain

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Daniel Lane Daniel Mortimer had been ostracised by Parramatta's coaching staff but his actions made it clear they hadn't broken him by being the first to training and remaining to work on his game long after...

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