2009 NRL season results

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The 2009 National Rugby League season consisted of 26 weekly regular season rounds, starting on 13 March and ending on 6 September, followed by four weeks of play-offs which culminated in the grand final on 4 October.

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

  • Steve Price (New Zealand Warriors) played his 300th game in top grade rugby league in Australia.[1]
  • Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs) overtook Andrew Johns as the highest-scoring player in top grade rugby league in Australia.[2]
  • The Rabbitohs scored 50 or more for the first time since Round 17 1992 ending a 332 game drought, it was also the highest Round 1 score since 2002.
  • Golden Point was used for the first time in the Dragons-Melbourne game with a Greg Inglis field goal proving the difference.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 17–16 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 13 March 2009, 7:35 pm Olympic Park Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gavin Badger
14,870
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 19–18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 13 March 2009, 7:35 pm Suncorp Stadium Jared Maxwell
Tony De Las Heras
45,022
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 26–18 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 14 March 2009, 7:30 pm Mt Smart Stadium Ashley Klein
Alan Shortall
17,447
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 18–10 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 14 March 2009, 7:30 pm Toyota Stadium Jason Robinson
Phil Haines
10,617
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 34–12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14 March 2009, 7:30 pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
19,791
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 34–20 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 15 March 2009, 1:00 pm Skilled Park M Cecchin
Chris James
16,203
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 12–52 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 15 March 2009, 3:00 pm Sydney Football Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Steve Lyons
24,486
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 34–26 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 16 March 2009, 7:00 pm Campbelltown Stadium Jared Maxwell
Gerard Sutton
17,392
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 1". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 

Round 2[edit]

  • The Bulldogs had their two competition points stripped as they breached NRL match rules by fielding 14 players during the scoring of the match-winning try.[3]
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 8–14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 20 March 2009, 7:35 pm ANZ Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gavin Badger
20,871
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 16–14 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 20 March 2009, 7:35 pm Suncorp Stadium Ben Cummins
Tony De Las Heras
36,647
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 16–10 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 21 March 2009, 5:30 pm WIN Stadium Ashley Klien
Alan Shortall
13,329
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 26–28 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 21 March 2009, 7:30 pm CUA Stadium Matt Cecchin
Chris James
16,846
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 42–14 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 21 March 2009, 8:30 pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Jason Robinson
Phil Haines
19,879
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 4–28 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 22 March 2009, 2:00 pm Canberra Stadium Jared Maxwell
Gerard Sutton
13,100
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24–26 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 22 March 2009, 3:00 pm Brookvale Oval Shayne Hayne
Gavin Badger
16,307
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 12–24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 23 March 2009, 7:00 pm Toyota Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
11,148
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 2". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 

Round 3[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 40–24 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 27 March 2009, 7:35 pm Sydney Football Stadium Tony Archer
Gavin Badger
14,426
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 20–12 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 27 March 2009, 7:35 pm Skilled Park Jared Maxwell
Alan Shortall
19,854
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 10–26 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 28 March 2009, 7:30 pm Mt Smart Stadium Jason Robinson
Matt Cecchin
24,538
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 18–16 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 28 March 2009, 7:30 pm Parramatta Stadium Steve Lyons
Chris James
11,110
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 12–26 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 28 March 2009, 8:30 pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gerard Sutton
21,489
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 22–12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 29 March 2009, 2:00 pm Bluetongue Stadium Ashley Klien
Brett Suttor
15,227
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 10–6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 29 March 2009, 3:00 pm WIN Jubilee Oval Gavin Badger
Tony De Las Heras
20,847
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10–12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 30 March 2009, 7:00 pm Brookvale Oval Ben Cummins
Phil Hains
8,667
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 3". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 

Round 4[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 12–25 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 3 April 2009, 6:35 pm Suncorp Stadium Matt Cecchin
Shayne Hayne
42,435
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24–6 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 3 April 2009, 7:35 pm Sydney Football Stadium Tony Archer
Steve Lyons
11,231
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 42–22 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 4 April 2009, 5:30 pm CUA Stadium Ben Cummins
Phil Haines
15,813
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 6–18 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 4 April 2009, 7:30 pm Olympic Park Stadium Ashley Klein
Brett Suttor
11,698
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 16–22 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 5 April 2009, 2:00 pm Mt Smart Stadium Gavin Badger
Tony De Las Heras
19,386
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24–12 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 5 April 2009, 2:00 pm ANZ Stadium Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
15,520
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 26–12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 5 April 2009, 3:00 pm Energy Australia Stadium Jared Maxwell
Alan Shortall
15,324
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 23–18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 6 April 2009, 7:00 pm Canberra Stadium Tony Archer
Steve Lyons
12,193
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 4". Rugby League Project. Archived from the original on 20 May 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 

Round 5[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24–28 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 10 April 2009, 7:35 pm Sydney Football Stadium Gavin Badger
Matt Cecchin
18,464
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 8–22 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 10 April 2009, 7:35 pm Parramatta Stadium Ashley Klein
Brett Suttor
19,017
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 14–24 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 11 April 2009, 5:30 pm Toyota Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
8,561
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 16–14 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 11 April 2009, 7:30 pm Olympic Park Stadium Tony Archer
Chris James
10,110
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 10–14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 11 April 2009, 7:30 pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Phil Haines
Jared Maxwell
18,123
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24–22 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 12 April 2009, 2:00 pm Energy Australia Stadium Gavin Badger
Steve Lyons
13,626
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 23–10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 12 April 2009, 3:00 pm Brookvale Oval Tony De Las Heras
Shayne Hayne
17,942
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 14–12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 13 April 2009, 7:00 pm ANZ Stadium Ashley Klein
Brett Suttor
22,775
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 5". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 

Round 6[edit]

  • Golden Point was used again in the Warriors-Roosters game, with a Stacey Jones field goal proving the difference.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 18–38 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 17 April 2009, 7:35pm CUA Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Shayne Hayne
14,332
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 16–10 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 17 April 2009, 7:35pm Skilled Park Tony Archer
Steve Lyons
18,510
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 18–24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 18 April 2009, 5:30pm WIN Jubilee Oval Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
14,477
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 8–24 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18 April 2009, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Matt Cecchin
Jared Maxwell
14,225
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 17–16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 19 April 2009, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
16,309
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 10–34 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 19 April 2009, 1:30pm Hindmarsh Stadium Chris James
Ashley Klein
8,547
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 18–48 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 19 April 2009, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Gavin Badger
Tony De Las Heras
18,223
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 16–6 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 20 April 2009, 7:00pm Leichhardt Oval Tony Archer
Shayne Hayne
12,646
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 6". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 

Round 7[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 40–8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 April 2009, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Jarred Maxwell
Brett Suttor
30,887
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 32–26 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 24 April 2009, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
11,208
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 0–29 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 25 April 2009, 3:00pm Sydney Football Stadium Shayne Hayne
Tony De Las Haras
28,926
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 1414 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 25 April 2009, 5:30pm Olympic Park Stadium Tony Archer
Matt Cecchin
15,200
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 26–12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 25 April 2009, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Gavin Badger
Steve Lyons
16,153
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 20–30 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 26 April 2009, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Chris James
Ashley Klein
10,241
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 26–24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 26 April 2009, 3:00pm Campbelltown Stadium Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
17,898
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 34–20 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 27 April 2009, 7:00pm CUA Stadium Ben Cummins
Jared Maxwell
9,760
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 7". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 8[edit]

  • Darren Lockyer (Brisbane Broncos) played his 300th game in top grade rugby league in Australia.[4]
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 8–22 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 1 May 2009, 7:35pm Brookvale Oval Tony De Las Heras
Shayne Hayne
10,752
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 28–18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 1 May 2009, 7:35pm Parramatta Stadium Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
8,104
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 22–14 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 2 May 2009, 3:00pm Skilled Park Chris James
Ashley Klein
19,833
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 12–19 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 2 May 2009, 5:30pm Toyota Stadium Gavin Badger
Matt Cecchin
9,879
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 28–12 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 2 May 2009, 7:30pm Energy Australia Stadium Tony Archer
Phil Haines
18,154
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 10–18 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 2 May 2009, 7:30pm Canberra Stadium Steve Lyons
Brett Suttor
8,850
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 12–11 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 3 May 2009, 2:00pm WIN Stadium Ben Cummins
Jason Robinson
14,562
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 22–20 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 3 May 2009, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Jared Maxwell
25,622
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 8". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 9[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Crowd
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24–20 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 9 May 2009, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Ashley Klein
Brett Suttor
16,031
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 23–18 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 10 May 2009, 2:00pm Energy Australia Stadium Ben Cummins
Steve Lyons
11,258
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 20–22 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10 May 2009, 3:00pm Suncorp Stadium Tony Archer
Matt Cecchin
27,527
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 12-28 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 11 May 2009, 7:00pm Bluetongue Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Jason Robinson
8,412
BYE Round for: 8 teams - Bulldogs, Canberra Raiders, Cronulla Sharks, New Zealand Warriors, Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers.
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 9". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 

Round 10: Heritage Round[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
Brisbane Broncos 32–18 Gold Coast Titans 15 May 2009, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Gavin Badger
Shane Hayne
43,079
St George Illawarra Dragons 20–18 Canterbury home jersey 1935.svg Bulldogs 15 May 2009, 7:35pm WIN Jubilee Oval Tony Archer
Ashley Klein
18,415
Sydney Roosters 6–38 Newcastle Knights home jersey 1988.svg Newcastle Knights 16 May 2009, 5:30pm Sydney Football Stadium Chris James
Steve Lyons
8,611
Penrith Panthers 26–22 Cronulla Sharks 16 May 2009, 7:30pm CUA Stadium Jared Maxwell
Gerard Sutton
11,750
New Zealand Warriors heritage jersey 2009.svgNew Zealand Warriors 12–34 North Queensland Cowboys 17 May 2009, 12:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
16,345
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 34–10 Parramatta Eels 17 May 2009, 2:00pm Brookvale Oval Gavin Badger
Tony De Las Heras
15,916
Wests Tigers 22–23 South Sydney Rabbitohs 17 May 2009, 3:00pm Sydney Cricket Ground Ashley Klein
Jason Robinson
29,970
Melbourne Storm 46–6 Canberra Raiders 18 May 2009, 7:00pm Olympic Park Stadium Tony Archer
Brett Suttor
10,112
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 10". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 11[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 16-16 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 May 2009, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Gavin Badger
Brett Suttor
10,670
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 18-20 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22 May 2009, 7:35pm Campbelltown Stadium Ben Cummins
Jared Maxwell
9,675
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 4-26 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 23 May 2009, 5:30pm Toyota Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Jason Robinson
15,201
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 26-10 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 23 May 2009, 7:30pm Bluetongue Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gerard Sutton
10,923
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 48-6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 23 May 2009, 7:30pm CUA Stadium Ashley Klein
Steve Lyons
8,515
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 38-12 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 May 2009, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Jared Maxell
Bernard Sutton
8,383
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 18-17 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 May 2009, 3:00pm Skilled Park Tony Archer
Matt Cecchin
16,126
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 36-10 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 25 May 2009, 7:00pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
11,892
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 11". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 12[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 38-10 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 29 May 2009, 7;35pm WIN Stadium Steve Lyons
Jason Robinson
10,623
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 10-13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 30 May 2009, 7:30pm Parramatta Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
7,014
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 14-0 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 31 May 2009, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Gavin Badger
Brett Suttor
15,365
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 22-14 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 31 May 2009, 3:00pm Energy Australia Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Jason Robinson
18,322
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-34 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 1 June 2009, 7:00pm ANZ Stadium Ashley Klein
Steve Lyons
9,805
BYE Round for: 6 teams - Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Titans, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboys and Sydney Roosters.
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 12". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 13[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 10-26 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 5 June 2009, 7:35pm Leichhardt Oval Jason Robinson
Bernard Sutton
14,100
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 48-4 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 5 June 2009, 7:35pm Olympic Park Stadium Gavin Badger
Ben Cummins
15,318
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 38-18 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 6 June 2009, 5:30pm Brookvale Oval Steve Lyons
Ashley Klein
10,549
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 46-12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 6 June 2009, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gerard Sutton
16,568
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 18-10 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 7 June 2009, 2:00pm Toyota Stadium Tony Archer
Matt Cecchin
14,082
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 18-20 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 7 June 2009, 3:00pm Energy Australia Stadium Gavin Badger
Brett Suttor
18,085
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 28-24 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 8 June 2009, 7:00pm Skilled Park Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
24,106
BYE Round for: 2 teams - Bulldogs & Canberra Raiders.
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 13". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 14[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22-44 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 12 June 2009, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Tony Archer
Shayne Hayne
26,353
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 13-0 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 12 June 2009, 8:35pm Mt Smart Stadium Steve Lyons
Bernard Sutton
14,255
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 20-24 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 13 June 2009, 5:30pm Bluetongue Stadium Ben Cummins
Ben Shortall
6,232
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 6-20 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 13 June 2009, 7:30pm CUA Stadium Jason Robinson
Tony De Las Heras
15,806
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-28 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 13 June 2009, 7:30pm Members Equity Stadium Ashley Klein
Chris James
15,197
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 22-24 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 14 June 2009, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gerard Sutton
10,104
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 32-18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 14 June 2009, 3:00pm WIN Stadium Tony Archer
Matt Cecchin
11,374
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 6-23 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 15 June 2009, 7:00pm Parramatta Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
12,003
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 14". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 15[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 19–12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 19 June 2009, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Gavin Badger
Matt Cecchin
13,992
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24–22 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 20 June 2009, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Jason Robinson
Tony De Las Heras
13,486
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 14–12 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 21 June 2009, 2:00pm Olympic Park Stadium Steve Lyons
Ashley Klien
10,417
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20–14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 21 June 2009, 3:00pm Brookvale Oval Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
8,182
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 46–12 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22 June 2009, 7:00pm Toyota Stadium Gavin Badger
Brett Suttor
8,117
BYE Round for: 6 teams - Gold Coast Titans, Newcastle Knights, New Zealand Warriors, Parramatta Eels, St George Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 15". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 16[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 30–18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 26 June 2009, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
13,461
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 10–21 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 26 June 2009, 7:35pm Sydney Football Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Jason Robinson
15,211
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 28–12 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 27 June 2009, 5:30pm Skilled Park Alan Shortall
Ben Cummins
20,031
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 19–12 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 27 June 2009, 7:30pm Sydney Football Stadium Chris James
Ashley Klein
7,472
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 26–16 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 28 June 2009, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Gavin Badger
Brett Suttor
9,551
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 21–14 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 28 June 2009, 3:00pm Parramatta Stadium Tony Archer
Matt Cecchin
10,030
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 25–20 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 29 June 2009, 7:00pm Energy Australia Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gerard Sutton
14,204
BYE Round for: 2 Teams - Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Penrith Panthers.
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 16". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 17[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 28-14 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 3 July 2009, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
32,456
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 34-12 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 3 July 2009, 7:35pm WIN Jubilee Oval Tony Archer
Tony De Las Heras
12,472
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-54 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 4 July 2009, 5:30pm ANZ Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
14,856
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 18-14 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 4 July 2009, 7:30pm Olympic Park Stadium Matt Cecchin
Shayne Hayne
9,041
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24-4 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 4 July 2009, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
17,283
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 34-28 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 5 July 2009, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Gavin Badger
Chris James
9,800
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 38-34 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 5 July 2009, 3:00pm CUA Stadium Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
16,845
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 19-12 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 6 July 2009, 7:00pm Brookvale Oval Tony Archer
Jared Maxwell
15,501
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 17". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 18[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 36-12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 10 July 2009, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Tony De Las Heras
9,017
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 23-4 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 11 July 2009, 7:30pm Energy Australia Stadium Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
15,355
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 48-18 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12 July 2009, 3:00pm WIN Stadium Ashley Klein
Gavin Badger
16,792
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 14-18 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 12 July 2009, 4:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
11,802
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 18-12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 13 July 2009, 7:00pm Skilled Park Matt Cecchin
Steve Lyons
14,840
BYE Round for: 6 teams - Brisbane Broncos, Cronulla Sharks, Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboys, Sydney Roosters & Wests Tigers.
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 18". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 19[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 12–44 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 17 July 2009, 6:40pm Suncorp Stadium Gavin Badger
Tony De Las Heras, Phil Haines.[6]
50,109
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 23–16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 17 July 2009, 8:30pm Ben Cuummins
Jared Maxwell
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 27–14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 18 July 2009, 5:30pm CUA Stadium Json Robinson
Gerard Sutton
8,074
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 26–32 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18 July 2009, 7:30pm Toyota Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
10,114
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24–30 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 19 July 2009, 2:00pm Sydney Football Stadium Brett Suttor
Ben Cummins
8,021
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 34–14 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 19 July 2009, 3:00pm Leichhardt Oval Shane Hayne
Matt Cecchin
18,804
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 18–16 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 20 July 2009, 7:00pm Parramatta Stadium Ashley Klein
Bernard Sutton
10,804
BYE Round for: 2 teams - Newcastle Knights & St George Illawarra Dragons.
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 19". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Parramatta forward Nathan Hindmarsh played his 250th First Grade game for the club.

Round 20[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 44–20 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 July 2009, 7:35pm Bluetongue Stadium Tony Archer
Jason Robinson
15,857
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 34–18 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 July 2009, 7:35pm Skilled Park Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
26,336
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 8–27 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 25 July 2009, 5:30pm ANZ Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
31,664
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 20–28 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 25 July 2009, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Shane Hayne
Matt Cecchin
14,274
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 30–10 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 25 July 2009, 7:30pm Olympic Park Stadium Ben Cummins
Bernard Sutton
10,533
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 4–25 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 26 July 2009, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Tony Archer
Phil Haines
11,150
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 4–29 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 26 July 2009, 4:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Gavin Badger
Ashley Klien
13,507
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 40–20 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 27 July 2009, 7:00pm ANZ Stadium Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
11,031
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 20". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 21[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 18–34 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 31 July 2009, 7:35pm Skilled Park Tony Archer
Ashley Klein
20,315
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 26–12 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 31 July 2009, 7:35pm WIN Jubilee Oval Matt Cecchin
Jared Maxwell
16,474
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 56–0 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 1 August 2009, 5:30pm Canberra Stadium Jason Robinson
Gerard Sutton
10,200
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 18–30 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 1 August 2009, 7:30pm Energy Australia Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
15,112
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 3232 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 1 August 2009, 7:30pm CUA Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
12,677
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 0–30 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 2 August 2009, 2:00pm Toyota Stadium Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
12,246
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 18–26 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 2 August 2009, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Gavin Badger
Asley Klein
24,217
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 19–18 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 3 August 2009, 7:00pm Sydney Football Stadium Matt Cecchin
Shayne Hayne
13,531
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 21". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 22[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 6–25 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 7 August 2009, 7:35pm CUA Stadium Gavin Badger
Ashley Klein
19,987
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 20–8 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 7 August 2009, 7:35pm Olympic Park Stadium Tony Archer
Gerard Sutton
10,510
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22–36 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 August 2009, 5:30pm Brookvale Oval Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
15,702
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 23–20 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 8 August 2009, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
13,310
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 10–30 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 9 August 2009, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
10,205
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 10–17 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 9 August 2009, 2:00pm Sydney Football Stadium Gavin Badger
Tony De Las Heras
16,427
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 40–8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 9 August 2009, 3:00pm Parramatta Stadium Shayne Hayne
Matt Cecchin
17,669
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 30–10 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 10 August 2009, 7:00pm Suncorp Stadium Ben Cummins
Phil Haines
20,114
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 22". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 23[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 14–22 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 14 August 2009, 7;35pm ANZ Stadium Shayne Hayne
Jason Robinson
11,977
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 12–22 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 14 August 2009, 7:35pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Tony Archer
Gerard Sutton
18,199
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 12–44 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 15 August 2009, 5:30pm Sydney Football Stadium Jared Maxwell
Bernard Sutton
9,968
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24–12 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 15 August 2009, 7:30pm Canberra Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
19,350
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 40–4 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 15 August 2009, 7:30pm Parramatta Stadium Gavin Badger
Ashley Klein
12,627
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 10–56 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 16 August 2009, 2:00pm Toyota Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
12,982
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 58–24 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 16 August 2009, 3:00pm Suncorp Stadium Matt Cecchin
Shayne Hayne
25,305
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 26–14 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 17 August 2009, 7:00pm Energy Australia Stadium Phil Haines
Jason Robinson
13,580
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 23". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 24[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 18–26 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 21 August 2009, 7:35pm Sydney Football Stadium Tony Archer
Jared Maxwell
34,272
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 2–12 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 21 August 2009, 7:35pm WIN Stadium Ben Cummins
Shayne Hayne
17,044
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 32–26 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 22 August 2009, 5:30pm Energy Australia Stadium Ashley Klein
Jason Robinson
15,408
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 40–10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 August 2009, 7:30pm CUA Stadium Gavin Badger
Bernard Sutton
14,214
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 34–20 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 23 August 2009, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Matt Cecchin
Adam Devcich
8,812
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 20–10 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 23 August 2009, 2:00pm Skilled Park Steve Lyons
Gerard Sutton
14,714
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 16–20 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 23 August 2009, 3:00pm Olympic Park Stadium Tony Archer
Shayne Hayne
12,601
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 28–4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 August 2009, 7:00pm ANZ Stadium Chris James
Jared Maxwell
12,298
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 24". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 25[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Crowd
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 48–6 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 28 August 2009, 7:35pm Parramatta Stadium Shane Hayne
Jason Robinson
20,237
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 10–16 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 28 August 2009, 7:35pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ben Cummins
24,332
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 36–24 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 29 August 2009, 5:30pm Skilled Park Tony Archer
Bernard Sutton
20,102
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 41–6 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 29 August 2009, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Ashley Klein
Steve Lyons
19,918
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 38–4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 29 August 2009, 7:30pm Olympic Park Stadium Jared Maxwell
Brett Suttor
13,332
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18–16 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 30 August 2009, 2:00pm Brookvale Oval Jason Robinson
Phil Haines
15,844
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 40–20 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 30 August 2009, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Gavin Badger
Alan Shortall
41,835
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 30–14 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 31 August 2009, 7:00pm Canberra Stadium Ashley Klein
Matt Cecchin
9,400
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 25". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Round 26[edit]

Channel Nine had its biggest Friday night TV ratings of the year for the Eels-Dragons game with the audience peaking at 580,000.[8]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 37–0 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 4 September 2009, 7:45pm WIN Jubilee Oval Tony Archer
Gavin Badger
17,974
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 34–12 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 4 September 2009, 7:45pm Sydney Football Stadium Steve Lyons
Jared Maxwell
17,375
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 38–4 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 5 September 2009, 7:30pm Brookvale Oval Shayne Hayne
Bernard Sutton
14,165
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 24–26 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 5 September 2009, 7:30pm Toyota Stadium Matt Cecchin
Gerard Sutton
14,879
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 0–30 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 5 September 2009, 7:30pm Mt Smart Stadium Ashley Klein
Alan Shortall
14,734
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 16–32 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 6 September 2009, 2:00pm Sydney Football Stadium Chris James
Steve Lyons
10,277
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 35–0 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 6 September 2009, 3:00pm Energy Australia Stadium Gavin Badger
Ben Cummins
22,152
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22–10 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 6 September 2009, 7:00pm Suncorp Stadium Jason Robinson
Brett Suttor
35,112
Source: "NRL 2009 Round 26". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

Finals series[edit]

Qualifying finals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referees Crowd
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 40 – 12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 11 September, 7:45pm Etihad Stadium Gavin Badger
Shayne Hayne
21,155
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 32 – 40 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 12 September, 6:30pm Skilled Park Ben Cummins
Ashley Klein
27,227
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 26 – 12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 12 September, 8:30pm ANZ Stadium Tony Archer
Jason Robinson
21,369
St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 12 – 25 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 13 September, 4:00pm WIN Jubilee Oval Jarred Maxwell
Matt Cecchin
18,174
Eliminated: Newcastle Knights, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Semi finals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referees Crowd
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 27 – 2 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 18 September, 7:45pm Sydney Football Stadium Shayne Hayne
Jared Maxwell
28,524
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 – 10 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 19 September, 7:45pm Suncorp Stadium Tony Archer
Ben Cummins
50,225
Eliminated: Gold Coast Titans, St. George Illawarra Dragons

Preliminary finals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referees Crowd
Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 12 – 22 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 25 September, 7:45pm ANZ Stadium Tony Archer
Ben Cummins
74,549
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 40 – 10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 26 September, 7:45pm Etihad Stadium Shayne Hayne
Jared Maxwell
27,687
Eliminated: Bulldogs, Brisbane Broncos

Grand final[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referees Crowd
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 23 – 16 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 4 October, 5:00pm ANZ Stadium Tony Archer
Shayne Hayne
82,538

Again, a Finals match up between the 2 clubs provided controversy. With just under 10 minutes remaining the Melbourne Storm fullback, Billy Slater was bringing the ball off his own line. Whilst playing the ball he appeared to drop the ball. However, referees Archer and Hayne gave a penalty saying that Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne had knocked the ball out of Slater's hand. From the subsequent penalty Storm centre Greg Inglis kicked a field goal to prevent a Parramatta comeback. In 2010 it was found that the Melbourne Storm had cheated the salary cap and as a result both this Premiership and the 2007 Premiership were wiped from the club as well as the 3 Minor Premierships it had gained and the World Club Challenge.

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