NRL Rd 18 - Panthers v Eels
PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Nathan Cleary of the Panthers is tackled during the round 18 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium on September 11, 2020 in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

It will be the battle of the birds and a west Sydney shootout in the second week of the 2021 NRL finals series, with the Storm and Rabbitohs earning a break following their qualifying final wins.

The opening match of the semi-final round will see the Sea Eagles and Roosters clash in Mackay under the Friday night lights, with Manly looking to bounce back from their disappointing outing against Melbourne.

Following their thrilling win to end Newcastle's campaign, the Eels will face close rivals Penrith the following night in a battle of the west, with the Panthers now looking to avoid a straight sets exit.

NRL Rd 6 - Raiders v Eels
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Mitchell Moses of the Eels offloads the ball during the round six NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Parramatta Eels at GIO Stadium on April 17, 2021, in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

That semi-final will also be held at BB Print Stadium and will commence at 7:50pm, with the winner set to face the Storm in a preliminary final.

The Bunnies await the victor of Sea Eagles and the Chooks for the second preliminary final.

NRL Finals Week 2 Draw:

Semi-final 1

Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters

Friday, September 17: 7.50pm at BB Print Stadium, Mackay

Semi-final 2

Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels

Saturday, September 18: 7.50pm at BB Print Stadium, Mackay