The Newcastle Knights were hoping to secure a home fixture in week one of the finals, as they welcomed the St George Illawarra Dragons to contest the Alex McKinnon Trophy.
With Cronulla Sharks set to play tomorrow, the St George Illawarra Dragons knew they had to beat the Canberra Raiders to keep their finals hopes alive.
The North Queensland Cowboys looked to avoid losing ten games on the bounce as they faced a St George Illawarra Dragons side still looking to get into the finals.
The Dragons looked to move within two points of the top-eight but would face a tough ask against an improving Gold Coast Titans sides.
Embattled Brisbane, fresh off a calamitous second-half collapse against Canberra, face an uphill battle to avoid another six-game losing streak as they faced a St George Illawarra Dragons side under new management.
In Paul McGregor's last game as head coach, the St George Illawarra Dragons face the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium, with the home side just a few wins away to securing a top-four spot.
St George Illawarra and South Sydney battled as top eight outsiders after round 11 defeats delivered significant setbacks to their 2020 finals hopes.
The St George Illawarra Dragons faced the Cronulla Sharks at the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in a derby that would have different final implications depending on the result.