REIGNING world champions New Zealand have survived a spirited second half from Samoa to run out 42-24 victors in front of 14,965 fans at Halliwell Jones Stadium.
FRANCE have opened their World Cup account with a gutsy 9-8 victory over the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in front of 7,481 people in Craven Park.
THIS is it - the big day! ANZ Stadium hosts three bumper Grand Finals to decide our 2013 Premiers in NRL, Holden Cup and VB NSW Cup.
SIX down to four... preliminary finals time! Here are the teams for Week 3 finals of NRL and NYC across Tuesday afternoon!
EIGHT became six - here are the teams for Week 2 finals of NRL and NYC across Tuesday afternoon!
WELCOME to the finals! Teamlist Tuesday is here for NRL & NYC Finals Week One! Check in here for all your Telstra Premiership and Holden Cup teamlists.
CRONULLA will be confident going into their elimination final against North Queensland after dealing with the Raiders 38-18 in front of 7,615 fans at Canberra.
PENRITH have finished 2013 on a high with a 38-26 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
NORTH Queensland have gone into the finals series in style putting on attacking show for retiring custodian Matthew Bowen in defeating the Wests Tigers 50-22 in front of 19,519 fans at 1300 Smiles Stadium.
TEAMLIST Tuesday is here for Holden Cup Round 26 as we look ahead to the final round of the National Youth Competition before it's finals time!