NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: James Graham of the Bulldogs leads his team out onto the ground during the round 22 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Hunter Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Three weeks ago we looked at the final six rounds of the NRL Telstra Premiership season, and tried our hand at the ladder predictor to see which eight teams would battle it out in the finals.

Three rounds on from our last predictions and with just three games to go, we’ve decided to update our predictions and form a new final top 8.

Surprisingly just the Cowboys stayed in the same position from the last ladder, with the Titans dropping out to make way for the Warriors.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 02: Shaun Johnson of the Warriors scores a try during the round 17 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on July 2, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JULY 02: Shaun Johnson of the Warriors scores a try during the round 17 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on July 2, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

8th – New Zealand Warriors, 28pts

  • Cowboys (A) – L
  • Tigers (H) – W
  • Eels (H) – W

A huge win in Round 25 against the Tigers will propel the Warriors into eighth position. When New Zealand play their best football they’re hard to stop, and if they’re able to do that over the next three weeks then a finals berth awaits the Warriors.

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