@bythebeardofzeus 8 more wins from the final 15 games will almost definitely get us there this year. There is one less round/bye this year so 28 will almost definitely be enough (ie 13 wins from 25 games).
We are on 10 points already, plus a bye to come (12), plus 16 points from 8 wins gives us the 28.
What would be helpful is if the top 3 or 4 teams keep beating the mid-table teams which are challenging us for a spot in the 8 like the Dragons, Knights, Manly, Raiders etc. If that happens, the cutoff for the 8 would likely be 25 or 26 ladder points.