2012 NRL season results

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The 2012 NRL season consisted of 26 weekly regular season rounds starting on 1 March, followed by four weeks of play-offs that culminated in the grand final on 30 September.[1] The finals format for 2012 was also changed, with the new ARL Commission dispensing with the McIntyre Final Eight System and replacing it with the finals system employed previously by the ARL in the 1990s.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 14 – 15 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 1 March 2012, 7:30pm Hunter Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ashley Klein
29,189
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 6 – 18 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 2 March 2012, 7:30pm Parramatta Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gavin Morris
11,399
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 19 – 24 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 3 March 2012, 5:30pm Canberra Stadium Gavin Badger
Brett Suttor
7,862
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 14 – 22 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 3 March 2012, 7:30pm Centrebet Stadium Jason Robinson
Phil Haines
9,585
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 0 – 18 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 3 March 2012, 8:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
16,311
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 20 – 26 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4 March 2012, 2:00pm Eden Park Tony Archer
Ben Cummins
37,502
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 17 – 16 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4 March 2012, 2:00pm Leichhardt Oval Jarred Maxwell
Chris James
19,762
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 – 24 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 5 March 2012, 7:00pm ANZ Stadium Gerard Sutton
Adam Devcich
18,278

Source: NRL 2012 Round 1 – RL Project

  • After five previous unsuccessful attempts, the St George Illawarra Dragons became the last club to win a match in golden point extra time.
  • The North Queensland Cowboys were held scoreless for the first time since 2006, and at home since 2003.
  • This round saw the NRL premiership coaching debuts of the Dragons' Steve Price, the Sea Eagles' Geoff Toovey, the Warriors' Brian McClennan and the Rabbitohs' Michael Maguire.
  • 2012's Round 1 set a new record in television ratings for an opening round, up 9% on the previous season's.[3]
  • This Round was the 9th (and as of Round 15 2014, last) time since Golden Point's inception in 2003 that there were 2 Golden Point games in the same week.

Round 2[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 – 18 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 9 March 2012, 7:30pm Bluetongue Stadium Ben Cummins
Gerard Sutton
17,532
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 26 – 28 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 9 March 2012, 7:30pm Suncorp Stadium Jason Robinson
Gavin Reynolds
43,171
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 12 – 24 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 10 March 2012, 4:30pm Skilled Park Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
11,378
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 30 – 4 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 10 March 2012, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ashley Klein
29,641
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6 – 18 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 11 March 2012, 2:00pm Toyota Stadium Tony Archer
Phil Haines
15,564
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 0 – 18 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 11 March 2012, 3:00pm Allianz Stadium Adam Devcich
Chris James
12,746[4]
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 – 10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 11 March 2012, 7:00pm AAMI Park Shayne Hayne
Gavin Morris
15,872
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 20 – 36 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 12 March 2012, 7:00pm Parramatta Stadium Gavin Badger
Brett Suttor
12,102

Source: NRL 2012 Round 2 – RL Project

  • The Gold Coast lost at home to Canberra for the first time.
  • Canterbury defeated St. George Illawarra for the first time since Round 6, 2008.
  • Penrith prevented their opposition scoring a try for the first time since Round 17, 2003, breaking an alltime record streak of 208 games[5]
  • The Round 2 attendance total of 158,006 set a new record for Round 2, exceeding the previous high of 148,127 in 2009.
  • The Round 2 attendance total exceeded the Round 1 total for the first time since 1996.

Round 3[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 36 – 12 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 16 March 2012, 7:30pm WIN Jubilee Oval Tony Archer
Phil Haines
18,726
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 10 – 24 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 16 March 2012, 8:30pm Hunter Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gavin Morris
23,894
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 6 – 30 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 17 March 2012, 4:30pm Skilled Park Jason Robinson
Gavin Reynolds
11,254
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 42 – 6 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 17 March 2012, 6:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Adam Devcich
Chris James
8,239
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 18 – 32 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18 March 2012, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ashley Klein
17,067[6]
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 14 – 8 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 18 March 2012, 2:00pm Allianz Stadium Steve Lyons
Alan Shortall
10,343[7]
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 – 40 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 18 March 2012, 3:00pm Centrebet Stadium Gavin Badger
Bernard Sutton
13,876
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 17 – 14 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 19 March 2012, 7:00pm Toyota Stadium Ben Cummins
Chris Sutton
8,652

Source: NRL 2012 Round 3 – RL Project

Round 4[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 6 – 39 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 23 March 2012, 7:30pm Parramatta Stadium Matt Cecchin
Gavin Reynolds
13,788
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 – 20 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 23 March 2012, 6:00pm nib Stadium Ashley Klein
Chris James
15,599
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 26 – 6 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 March 2012, 7:30pm Mt Smart Stadium Jarred Maxwell
Gavin Morris
12,915
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 17 – 6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 March 2012, 7:30pm WIN Jubilee Oval Shayne Hayne
Adam Devcich
17,893
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 14 – 20 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 March 2012, 8:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Gerard Sutton
Tony De Las Heras
11,364
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 44 – 4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 25 March 2012, 2:00pm AAMI Park Tony Archer
Gavin Badger
11,897
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 – 20 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 25 March 2012, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Phil Haines
21,701
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 16 – 30 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 26 March 2012, 7:00pm Campbelltown Sports Stadium Jason Robinson
Brett Suttor
14,388

Source: NRL 2012 Round 4 – RL Project

  • Parramatta's four losses to begin a season is the first time it has done so since 1991.
  • Canberra defeated the Wests Tigers for the first time since Round 5, 2008, and at Campbelltown for the first time since Round 23, 2006. This loss was also the first for Benji Marshall against Canberra.

Round 5 - Heritage Round[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 34 – 22 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 30 March 2012, 7:30pm AAMI Park Matt Cecchin
Adam Devcich
11,369
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 28 – 20 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 30 March 2012, 7:30pm Suncorp Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
38,012
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 14 – 15 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 31 March 2012, 5:30pm Centrebet Stadium Ashley Klein
Henry Perenara
13,920
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 29 – 20 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 31 March 2012, 7:30pm Parramatta Stadium Grant Maxwell
Gavin Reynolds
13,158
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 26 – 8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 31 March 2012, 7:30pm Allianz Stadium Tony Archer
Tony De Las Heras
13,201
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 20 – 30 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 1 April 2012, 2:00pm Skilled Park Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
14,344
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 16 – 17 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 1 April 2012, 3:00pm Allianz Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gavin Morris
25,608
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 6 – 22 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 2 April 2012, 7:00pm Canberra Stadium Steve Lyons
Chris James
12,135

Source: NRL 2012 Round 5 – RL Project

Round 6[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 – 10 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 April 2012, 4:00pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Gavin Badger
35,221
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 14 – 18 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 6 April 2012, 7:35pm Allianz Stadium Ashley Klein
Steve Lyons
17,556
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 12 – 18 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 7 April 2012, 5:30pm Skilled Park Brett Suttor
Chris James
11,478
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12 – 0 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 7 April 2012, 7:30pm Toyota Stadium Matt Cecchin
Adam Devcich
21,380
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 32 – 12 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 8 April 2012, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
10,800
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 14 – 6 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 8 April 2012, 3:00pm Hunter Stadium Tony Archer
Tony De Las Heras
24,158
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 18 – 42 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 8 April 2012, 7:00pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Jared Maxwell
Gavin Reynolds
20,206
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 30 – 0 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 9 April 2012, 7:00pm Brookvale Oval Gerard Sutton
Henry Perenara
14,255

Source: NRL 2012 Round 6 – RL Project

  • The Round 6 attendance total of 155,054 set a new record for Round 6, exceeding the previous high of 152,371 in 1995 (10 games).

Round 7[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 12 – 4 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 13 April 2012, 7:35pm WIN Jubilee Oval Jarred Maxwell
Gavin Reynolds
15,291
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 30 – 6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 13 April 2012, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Ben Cummins
Gavin Badger
30,017
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 12 – 6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14 April 2012, 5:30pm AAMI Park Matt Cecchin
Adam Devcich
14,912
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 12 – 50 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 14 April 2012, 7:00pm TIO Stadium Ashley Klein
Gavin Morris
10,758[8]
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14 – 26 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 14 April 2012, 7:30pm Brookvale Oval Jason Robinson
Tony De Las Heras
11,619
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 44 – 22 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 15 April 2012, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
15,378
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 – 18 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 15 April 2012, 2:00pm Toyota Stadium Steve Lyons
Henry Perenara
14,327
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 0 – 30 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 15 April 2012, 3:00pm Centrebet Stadium Tony Archer
Chris James
15,759

Source: NRL 2012 Round 7 – RL Project

  • For the first time since Round 26, 2005, St. George Illawarra defeated Newcastle on any of its home grounds.
  • For the first time since Round 13 2005, the Cowboys scored 50 or more points against an opponent.
  • For the first time in the Panthers history and the 10th time in NRL history, they were held to nil in 2 consecutive games, becoming the first team since West Tigers in Rounds 15 & 16 2004 to do this, it was also the first time the West Tigers held a team to nil in the joint venture's history, and the first time since Round 18 1998 either team in the merger held a team to nil.

Round 8[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 28 – 24 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 25 April 2012, 4:00pm Allianz Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ben Cummins
40,164
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 32 – 14 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 25 April 2012, 7:00pm AAMI Park Tony Archer
Chris James
20,333
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 26 – 6 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 27 April 2012, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Jarred Maxwell
Adam Devcich
30,083
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 10 – 12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 27 April 2012, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Shayne Hayne
Brett Suttor
24,743
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 – 16 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 28 April 2012, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Steve Lyons
Henry Perenara
12,213
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 22 – 44 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 29 April 2012, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Jason Robinson
Tony De Las Heras
12,227
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 30 – 31 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 29 April 2012, 3:00pm Parramatta Stadium Ashley Klein
Gavin Morris
19,654
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 34 – 14 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 30 April 2012, 7:00pm Hunter Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
16,892

Source: NRL 2012 Round 8 – RL Project

  • The Melbourne Storm became the first team since the Sydney Roosters in 1996 to open a season with eight successive wins.
  • The South Sydney Rabbitohs won their 1,000th ever premiership match.
  • Parramatta scored 30 points in 13 minutes, as they fell short of what would have been the greatest ever comeback in NRL history.[9]

Round 9[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 12 – 46 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4 May 2012, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Ashley Klein
Brett Suttor
28,214
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 30 – 6 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 4 May 2012, 7:35pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Tony Archer
Gavin Badger
15,006
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 30 – 20 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 5 May 2012, 7:30pm Mt Smart Stadium Ben Cummins
Jason Robinson
19,012
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 14 – 15 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 5 May 2012, 7:30pm Skilled Park Gerard Sutton
Alan Shortall
14,254
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 10 – 44 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 5 May 2012, 7:30pm Centrebet Stadium Steve Lyons
Henry Perenara
9,517
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18 – 12 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 6 May 2012, 2:00pm Brookvale Oval Jarred Maxwell
Tony De Las Heras
15,033
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 – 6 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 6 May 2012, 3:00pm Allianz Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gavin Morris
12,728
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 – 28 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 7 May 2012, 7:00pm ANZ Stadium Matt Cecchin
Chris James
13,281

Source: NRL 2012 Round 9 – RL Project

Round 10[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22 – 24 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 11 May 2012, 7:00pm Suncorp Stadium Tony Archer
Shayne Hayne
41,273
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14 – 25 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 11 May 2012, 8:30pm Jarred Maxwell
Brett Suttor
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 30 – 26 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 12 May 2012, 7:30pm Mt Smart Stadium Steve Lyons
Henry Perenara
16,220
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 12 – 32 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 12 May 2012, 7:30pm Hunter Stadium Matt Cecchin
Gavin Morris
18,191
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 40 – 34 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 13 May 2012, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Gavin Badger
Adam Devcich
9,210
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12 – 10 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 13 May 2012, 3:00pm Toyota Stadium Ben Cummins
Jason Robinson
14,595
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 13 – 12 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 14 May 2012, 7:00pm Centrebet Stadium Gerard Sutton
Tony De Las Heras
10,367
Bye: South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs & Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers

Source: NRL 2012 Round 10 – RL Project

Round 11[edit]

Players selected for Game I of the 2012 State of Origin series were not available for this round.

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 – 22 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 18 May 2012, 7:45pm Leichhardt Oval Tony Archer
Jason Robinson
16,406
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 30 – 28 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 19 May 2012, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Steve Lyons
Chris James
11,648
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 18 – 10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 20 May 2012, 2:00pm Brookvale Oval Ashley Klein
Jarred Maxwell
12,633
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 18 – 19 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 May 2012, 3:00pm WIN Jubilee Oval Shayne Hayne
Brett Suttor
14,894
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 26 – 6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 21 May 2012, 7:00pm ANZ Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
12,012
Bye: Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos, Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders, Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans, Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm, Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights & Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels

Source: NRL 2012 Round 11 – RL Project

  • The Dragons became the 5th team to play Golden Point in consecutive weeks.

Round 12[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 34 – 10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 25 May 2012, 7:35pm AAMI Park Tony Archer
Gerard Sutton
10,054
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 36 – 18 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 25 May 2012, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Ashley Klein
Chris James
13,200
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 14 – 24 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 26 May 2012, 5:30pm Hunter Stadium Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
15,792
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 14 – 12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 26 May 2012, 7:30pm WIN Jubilee Oval Jarred Maxwell
Tony De Las Heras
12,756
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 22 – 4 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 27 May 2012, 2:00pm Centrebet Stadium Matt Cecchin
Gavin Reynolds
11,844
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 26 – 18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 27 May 2012, 3:00pm Campbelltown Sports Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
13,059
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 12 – 30 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28 May 2012, 7:00pm Allianz Stadium Adam Devcich
Jason Robinson
11,343
Bye: Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks & New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors

Source: NRL 2012 Round 12 – RL Project

Round 13[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 28 – 12 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 1 June 2012, 7:35pm Skilled Park Shane Hayne
Alan Shortall
12,092
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20 – 8 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 1 June 2012, 7:35pm Brookvale Oval Tony Archer
Chris James
11,855
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 0 – 40 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 2 June 2012, 5:30pm Canberra Stadium Gavin Badger
Phil Haines
9,210
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 23 – 18 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 2 June 2012, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Gavin Morris
19,409
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 50 – 24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 3 June 2012, 3:00pm Suncorp Stadium Ashley Klein
Gavin Reynolds
26,683
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 12 – 22 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 3 June 2012, 4:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Matt Cecchin
Adam Devcich
20,487
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 29 – 20 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4 June 2012, 7:00pm Parramatta Stadium Steve Lyons
Henry Perenara
10,009
Bye: Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers & Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters

Source: NRL 2012 Round 13 – RL Project

Round 14[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 6 – 10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 8 June 2012, 7:45pm AAMI Park Shane Hayne
Gerard Sutton
11,274
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 16 – 32 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 9 June 2012, 7:30pm Hunter Stadium Ashley Klein
Jared Maxwell
15,114
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22 – 12 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 10 June 2012, 2:00pm Toyota Stadium Gavin Badger
Jason Robinson
8,635
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 22 – 40 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 10 June 2012, 3:00pm Allianz Stadium Adam Devcich
Matt Cecchin
9,738
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 16 – 30 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 11 June 2012, 5:30pm Centrebet Stadium Steve Lyons
Brett Suttor
5,778
Bye: Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys, Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels, South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs & St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons

Source: NRL 2012 Round 14 – RL Project

Round 15[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 20 – 28 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 15 June 2012, 7:35pm WIN Stadium Shane Hayne
Chris James
16,928
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 12 – 0 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 15 June 2012, 7:35pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Gavin Morris
Jason Robinson
20,367
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20 – 19 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 16 June 2012, 5:30pm Toyota Stadium Ashley Klein
Steve Lyons
9,271
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 6 – 24 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 16 June 2012, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Alan Shortall
Brett Suttor
14,212
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 36 – 18 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 17 June 2012, 2:00pm Skilled Park Gerard Sutton
Phil Haines
11,591
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 28 – 42 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 17 June 2012, 3:00pm Leichhardt Oval Gavin Badger
Ben Cummins
20,327
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 – 26 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 18 June 2012, 7:00pm Brookvale Oval Tony Archer
Jared Maxwell
12,106
Bye: Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders & Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights

Source: NRL 2012 Round 15 – RL Project

  • For only the second time in the club's history, the Brisbane Broncos were held scoreless in Queensland, it was also the first time the Cowboys have held a team scoreless since the 2005 Preliminary Final.

Round 16 - Women in League Round[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 8 – 6 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 22 June 2012, 7:35pm WIN Stadium Gavin Morris
Jason Robinson
10,194
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 26 – 12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 June 2012, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Tony Archer
Chris James
33,602
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 40 – 18 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 23 June 2012, 5:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Alan Shortall
Brett Suttor
14,344
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 18 – 19 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 23 June 2012, 7:30pm Centrebet Stadium Adam Devcich
Jared Maxwell
15,275
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20 – 4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 June 2012, 2:00pm Virgin Australia Stadium Gavin Badger
Ben Cummins
11,876
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 14 – 52 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 June 2012, 3:00pm Allianz Stadium Shayne Hayne
Steve Lyons
13,531
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 38 – 20 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 25 June 2012, 7:00pm Hunter Stadium Phil Haines
Gerard Sutton
18,637
Bye: Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks & New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors

Source: NRL 2012 Round 16 – RL Project

Round 17[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 12 – 26 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 29 June 2012, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Gavin Badger
Jason Robinson
26,268
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 12 – 20 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 30 June 2012, 7:30pm Parramatta Stadium Matt Cecchin
Phil Haines
12,022
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 38 – 12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 1 July 2012, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Steve Lyons
Gerard Sutton
13,096
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 35 – 18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 1 July 2012, 4:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Ashley Klein
Brett Suttor
15,374
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 22 – 18 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 2 July 2012, 7:00pm Canberra Stadium Adam Devcich
Jared Maxwell
10,462
Bye: Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans, Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm, Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters & Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers

Source: NRL 2012 Round 17 – RL Project

Round 18[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 20 – 32 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 July 2012, 7:45pm Allianz Stadium Gavin Morris
Jason Robinson
19,034
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 12 – 40 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 7 July 2012, 5:30pm AAMI Park Adam Devcich
Gerard Sutton
12,214
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 14 – 32 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 7 July 2012, 7:30pm Skilled Park Matt Cecchin
Phil Haines
17,134
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 – 14 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 8 July 2012, 2:00pm ANZ Stadium Ashley Klein
Brett Suttor
16,104
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 40 – 24 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 8 July 2012, 3:00pm Brookvale Oval Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
16,065
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14 – 14 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 9 July 2012, 7:00pm Toyota Stadium Chris James
Jared Maxwell
13,139
Bye: Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys, Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers & St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons

Source:

Round 19 - Rivalry Round #1[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 10 – 8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 13 July 2012, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Ben Cummins
Chris James
32,148
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 32 – 12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 13 July 2012, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Matt Cecchin
Phil Haines
31,102
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 32 – 6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14 July 2012, 5:30pm Hunter Stadium Jason Robinson
Tony De Las Heras
20,154
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 16 – 20 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 14 July 2012, 5:30pm AAMI Park Tony Archer
Gavin Morris
10,688
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 26 – 18 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 14 July 2012, 7:30pm Campbelltown Sports Stadium Gavin Badger
Henry Perenara
12,384
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 26 – 38 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 15 July 2012, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Steve Lyons
Gavin Reynolds
8,240
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 18 – 10 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 15 July 2012, 3:00pm WIN Stadium Ashley Klein
Adam Devcich
18,282
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 22 – 24 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 16 July 2012, 7:00pm Allianz Stadium Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
19,934

Source:

Round 20 - Rivalry Round #2[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12 – 20 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20 July 2012, 7:35pm Brookvale Oval Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
16,820
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 14 – 10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 20 July 2012, 7:35pm Skilled Park Jared Maxwell
Alan Shortall
20,067
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 19 – 24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 21 July 2012, 7:30pm Mt Smart Stadium Adam Devcich
Gerard Sutton
15,112
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 36 – 14 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 21 July 2012, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Tony Archer
Gavin Morris
21,019
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 16 – 10 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 21 July 2012, 7:30pm Parramatta Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Steve Lyons
9,029
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4 – 36 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 22 July 2012, 2:00pm Toyota Stadium Shayne Hayne
Henry Perenara
12,139
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 28 – 16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 22 July 2012, 3:00pm Centrebet Stadium Ashley Klein
Gavin Reynolds
9,646
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 29 – 16 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 23 July 2012, 7:00pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Gavin Badger
Matt Cecchin
12,357

Source:

Round 21[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 26 – 18 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 27 July 2012, 7:35pm WIN Stadium Ben Cummins
Chris James
11,477
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 16 – 36 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 27 July 2012, 7:35pm Allianz Stadium Phil Haines
Jason Robinson
8,134
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 32 – 18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 28 July 2012, 5:30pm ANZ Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gerard Sutton
15,650
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 – 22 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 28 July 2012, 5:30pm Patersons Stadium Henry Perenara
Luke Potter
20,095
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20 – 21 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 28 July 2012, 7:30pm Toyota Stadium Gavin Badger
Steve Lyons
7,848
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 6 – 36 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 29 July 2012, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Matt Cecchin
Gavin Reynolds
10,260
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 32 – 6 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 29 July 2012, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Tony Archer
Brett Suttor
29,863
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22 – 42 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 30 July 2012, 7:00pm Suncorp Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Ashley Klein
22,626

Source:

  • The Warriors became the first team in history to surrender an 18-point lead 2 weeks in a row.

Round 22 - Close the Gap Round[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 26 – 10 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 3 August 2012, 7:35pm Allianz Stadium Matt Cecchin
Gavin Morris
12,528
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 46 – 6 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 4 August 2012, 3:30pm AAMI Park Adam Devcich
Ashley Klein
9,223
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 10 – 26 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4 August 2012, 5:30pm Hunter Stadium Jason Robinson
Brett Suttor
29,482
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 6 – 8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4 August 2012, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Shayne Hayne
Gerard Sutton
14,401
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 4 – 45 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 5 August 2012, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Tony Archer
Alan Shortall
13,812
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 28 – 12 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 5 August 2012, 2:00pm Canberra Stadium Gavin Badger
Chris James
9,850
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 18 – 22 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 5 August 2012, 3:00pm Skilled Park Ben Cummins
Phil Haines
20,187
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 51 – 26 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 6 August 2012, 7:00pm Campbelltown Sports Stadium Tony De Las Heras
Jared Maxwell
14,822

Source:

  • The Sharks win over the Warriors was the biggest winning margin in the entire 2012 NRL Season.

Round 23[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 6 – 23 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10 August 2012, 7:35pm Bluetongue Stadium Ben Cummins
Phil Haines
17,947
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 – 16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 10 August 2012, 7:35pm AAMI Park Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
9,108
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 36 – 22 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 11 August 2012, 5:30pm Parramatta Stadium Jared Maxwell
David Munro
12,193
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 22 – 12 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 11 August 2012, 7:30pm Allianz Stadium Adam Devcich
Gerard Sutton
10,546
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 52 – 12 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 11 August 2012, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Chris James
Ashley Klein
13,616
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 10 – 20 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 12 August 2012, 2:00pm Centrebet Stadium Jason Robinson
Brett Suttor
7,437
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22 – 14 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 12 August 2012, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Tony Archer
Gavin Badger
19,870
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 26 – 4 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 13 August 2012, 7:00pm Hunter Stadium Matt Cecchin
Gavin Morris
15,394

Source: NRL 2012 Round 23 – RL Project

Round 24[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 18 – 19 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 17 August 2012, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Matt Cecchin
Chris James
41,467
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 23 – 22 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 17 August 2012, 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Jarred Maxwell
29,194
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 – 20 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 18 August 2012, 5:30pm Canberra Stadium Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
8,860
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 20 – 7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 18 August 2012, 7:30pm Toyota Stadium Tony Archer
Brett Suttor
16,463
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 16 – 18 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 19 August 2012, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Gavin Badger
David Munro
11,014
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 – 16 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 19 August 2012, 2:00pm Skilled Park Gerard Sutton
Steve Lyons
14,159
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 42 – 20 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 19 August 2012, 3:00pm Brookvale Oval Jason Robinson
Phil Haines
14,191
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 22 – 32 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 20 August 2012, 7:00pm WIN Stadium Adam Devcich
Ashley Klein
9,245

Source:

  • This Dragons and Knights both had their finals hopes killed off this week against the Cowboys and Knights respectively.
  • The Tigers played their 4th Golden point game in the season, becoming just the 3rd team to do so.

Round 25[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16 – 6 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 August 2012, 7:35pm Brookvale Oval Tony Archer
Jason Robinson
12,886
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 34 – 6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 August 2012, 7:35pm Canberra Stadium Matt Cecchin
Chris James
13,158
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 36 – 22 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 25 August 2012, 3:30pm Centrebet Stadium Gavin Badger
Steve Lyons
7,297
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 38 – 6 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 25 August 2012, 5:30pm WIN Stadium Adam Gee
Jared Maxwell
11,261
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 22 – 14 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 25 August 2012, 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Ben Cummins
Brett Suttor
15,119
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 44 – 20 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 26 August 2012, 2:00pm Allianz Stadium Adam Devcich
Ashley Klein
15,736
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 38 – 6 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 26 August 2012, 3:00pm ANZ Stadium Phil Haines
Gerard Sutton
24,121
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 20 – 18 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 27 August 2012, 7:00pm AAMI Park Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
12,847

Source: NRL 2012 Round 25 – RL Project

  • Parramatta's loss made it mathematically impossible for them to avoid their first wooden spoon since 1972, after Penrith had beaten the Titans the day before to go 2 wins clear and kill off the Titans finals aspirations in the process.

Round 26[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Attendance
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 6 – 18 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 31 August 2012, 7:35pm Hunter Stadium Matt Cecchin
Chris James
24,127
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 19 – 12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 31 August 2012, 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Shayne Hayne
Alan Shortall
35,178
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 16 – 24 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1 September 2012, 5:30pm Skilled Park Phil Haines
Gerard Sutton
14,927
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 42 – 10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 1 September 2012, 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Gavin Badger
Jared Maxwell
23,391
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 6 – 26 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 1 September 2012, 7:30pm Leichhardt Oval Tony Archer
Brett Suttor
10,834
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 22 – 42 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 2 September 2012, 2:00pm Mt Smart Stadium Adam Devcich
Jason Robinson
11,455
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22 – 36 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 2 September 2012, 3:00pm Toyota Stadium Ben Cummins
Ashley Klein
16,829
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 8 – 29 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 2 September 2012, 6:30pm ANZ Stadium Grant Atkins
Steve Lyons
45,863

Source:

  • The Final 8 was confirmed after the Tigers-Storm game, which the Tigers lost 26-6, meaning from this point on no other team could make the 8.
  • The Bulldogs won their first Minor Premiership since 1994 with their 42-10 win over the Roosters.

Finals[edit]

Week 1 - Qualifying and Elimination Finals[edit]

1st Qualifying Final

7 September 2012
7:45pm
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Canterbury colours.svg 16 – 10 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Tries:
Wright (8') 1
Keating (47') 1
Barba (56') 1
Goals:
Inu (10', 49') 2/3
Report Tries:
1 (27') Taufua
1 (30') B Stewart
Goals:
1/2 (31') Cherry-Evans
ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 36,420
Referee/s: Ben Cummins, Ashley Klein
  • This was the first Finals meeting between these 2 clubs since the 1995 Grand Final.

2nd Qualifying Final

8 September 2012
5:45pm
Melbourne Storm Melbourne colours.svg 24 – 6 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Tries:
Hoffman (7') 1
Slater (24') 1
Fonua (35') 1
Waqa (46') 1
Goals:
Smith (9', 12' pen, 26', 48') 4/5
Report Tries:
1 (72') Pettybourne
Goals:
1/1 (73') Reynolds
AAMI Park
Attendance: 19,750
Referee/s: Shayne Hayne, Jason Robinson
  • This was the first Finals game between these 2 sides.

1st Elimination Final

8 September 2012
7:45pm
North Queensland Cowboys North Queensland colours.svg 33 – 16 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Tries:
Morgan (17', 34', 76') 3
Bowen (5') 1
Tate (57') 1
Goals:
Thurston (19', 28' pen, 35', 54' pen, 58', 77') 6/7
Field Goals
Bowen (79') 1
Report Tries:
1 (46') Norman
1 (64') Thaiday
1 (71') Copley
Goals:
2/3 (47', 66') Wallace
Dairy Farmers Stadium
Attendance: 21,307
Referee/s: Matt Cecchin, Gerard Sutton
  • This was the first Finals game since 2004 between these 2 sides.

2nd Elimination Final

9 September 2012
4:00pm
Canberra Raiders Canberra colours.svg 34 – 16 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Tries:
Earl (19', 22') 2
Ferguson (67', 75') 2
Papalii (36') 1
Buttriss (70') 1
Williams (79') 1
Goals:
Croker (23', 38', 56' pen) 3/4
Dugan 0/3
Ferguson 0/1
Report Tries:
1 (6') Leutele
1 (48') Graham
1 (60') Stapleton
Goals:
1/1 (7') Carney
1/2 (50') Stapleton
Canberra Stadium
Attendance: 24,450
Referee/s: Tony Archer, Chris James

Week 2 - Semi Finals[edit]

1st Semi Final

14 September 2012
7:45pm
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg 22 – 12 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Tries:
Oldfield (5', 63') 2
B Stewart (19') 1
Taufua (52') 1
Goals:
Lyon (18' pen, 21', 64') 3/5
Report Tries:
1 (30') Tamou
1 (45') Winterstein
Goals:
2/2 (32', 47') Thurston
Allianz Stadium
Attendance: 16,678
Referee/s: Shayne Hayne, Ben Cummins

2nd Semi Final

15 September 2012
7:45pm
South Sydney Rabbitohs South Sydney colours.svg 38 – 16 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Tries:
Everingham (23', 68') 2
Reynolds (8') 1
S Burgess (37') 1
Farrell (44') 1
Inglis (64' pen) 1
Goals:
Reynolds (9', 19' pen, 25', 39', 45', 61' pen, 65') 7/8
Report Tries:
1 (29') Williams
1 (32') Earl
1 (53') Ferguson
Goals:
2/3 (30',55') Dugan
ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 35,874
Referee/s: Tony Archer, Matt Cecchin
  • This was the first Final between these 2 clubs since 1989, and Souths first Finals win since 1987.

Week 3 - Preliminary Finals[edit]

1st Preliminary Final

22 September 2012
7:45pm
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Canterbury colours.svg 32 – 8 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Tries:
Perret (36', 54') 2
Inu (3') 1
Wright (40') 1
Pritchard (50') 1
Eastwood (80') 1
Goals:
Inu (38' pen, 40', 61', 80') 4/7
Report Tries:
1 (8') Luke
Goals:
2/2 (9', 22' pen) Reynolds
ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 70,354
Referee/s: Ben Cummins, Shayne Hayne
  • Souths' loss was their 917th in first grade, surpassing the previous record held by Norths
  • This was the first time since 1988 these 2 teams played each other in a Finals match.

[11] 2nd Preliminary Final

21 September 2012
7:45pm
Melbourne Storm Melbourne colours.svg 40 – 12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Tries:
Cronk (5', 44') 2
Slater (9', 66') 2
Chambers (19') 1
Bromwich (60') 1
Proctor (76') 1
Goals:
Smith (45', 51' pen, 62', 67', 73' pen) 5/8
Widdop (78') 1/1
Report Tries:
2 (37', 52') Lyon
Goals:
2/2 (38', 53') Lyon
AAMI Park
Attendance: 25,543
Referee/s: Tony Archer, Matt Cecchin

Week 4 - Grand Final[edit]

Main article: 2012 NRL Grand Final
30 September 2012
5:00pm
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Canterbury colours.svg 4 – 14 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Tries:
Perrett (25') 1
Goals:
Inu 0/1
Report Tries:
1 (7') Hoffman
1 (32') Slater
1 (39') O'Neill
Goals:
1/5 (33') Smith
ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 82,976
Referee/s: Tony Archer, Ben Cummins
Man of the Match: Cooper Cronk (MEL)
  • This was the first Grand Final meeting between these 2 sides.
  • It was the Storm's first Grand Final since 2009 which they won 23-16, although it was stripped the next year after they were found guilty of Salary Cap cheating, for the Bulldogs it was their first decider since 2004 where they defeated the Roosters 16-13, it was the first time since the 2006 Grand Final that both Grand Finalists won their last Grand Final.
  • Melbourne won their first legal title since 1999.
  • For the first time since 2008, the first and second placed teams at the end of the regular season played off in the Grand Final, and like that decider, the 2nd placed team prevailed over the Minor Premiers.

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