Operation three-peat live on SKY Sport
Friday 7 September 2012 8:43 AM
SKY Sport 2 will have live coverage of the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ week one NYC finals clash tomorrow (Sunday) as they begin their bid to win a third straight premiership.
The John Ackland-coach 2010-2011 premiers finished the regular season level at the top of the table with Canterbury-Bankstown – but second on points for and against – after beating Canberra 26-12 yesterday.
The Vodafone Junior Warriors are pitted against the Raiders again this weekend as they set their sights on a three-eat. The match, being played at Canberra Stadium, will be shown live on SKY Sport 2 at 3.30pm (NZ time).
In week one under the McIntyre system the Vodafone Junior Warriors, as the second-placed side, would have played the seventh-ranked team but the new format introduced this year sees first against fourth, second playing third, fifth against eighth and sixth facing seventh.
When the two teams met in Canberra in April, the Vodafone Junior Warriors led 28-18 with only 12 minutes to go but conceded three late tries to lose 28-32.
The full schedule for this week’s NRL and NYC finals is (local times listed):
Friday, September 7
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Toyota Cup Elimination Final 1:
Penrith Panthers (5) v St George Illawarra Dragons (8)
Dragons won 44-20
Dragons meet Bulldogs in week two
Toyota Cup Qualifying Final 1:
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (1) v Wests Tigers (4)
Wests Tigers won 24-20
Tigers to week three
Bulldogs meet Dragons iin week two
Telstra Premiership Qualifying Final 1:
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (1) v Manly Sea Eagles (4)
Canterbury-Bankstown won 16-10
Bulldogs to week three
Sea Eagles meet winner of North Queensland v Brisbane elimination final
Saturday, September 8
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Toyota Cup Elimination Final 2:
3.15pm: South Sydney Rabbitohs (6) v Sydney Roosters (7)
Telstra Premiership Qualifying Final 2:
5.45pm: Melbourne Storm (2) v South Sydney Rabbitohs (3)
Saturday, September 8
Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Telstra Premiership Elimination Final 1:
7.45pm: North Queensland Cowboys (5) v Brisbane Broncos (8)
Sunday, September 9
Toyota Cup Qualifying Final 2:
1.30pm: Vodafone Warriors (2) v Canberra Raiders (3)
Telstra Premiership Elimination Final 2:
4pm: Canberra Raiders (6) v Cronulla Sharks (7)