You have to give credit to the NRL schedulers this season, with lots of key matchups occurring in the final rounds and culminating with the last round being full of critically important matches and only 3 dead rubbers.
Every team has their preferences then the NRL does the main draw, and they totally nailed it 2019. Amazing that half the matches are teams next to each other on the ladder, and 1 more match with just 2 spots separating.
Tigers v Sharks - 8 v 9, critical to decide 8th spot
Broncos v Dogs - to confirm 7th, but with Dogs having recent good form
Souths v Roosters - 2 v 4, old favourite match up, pre-finals and impacts Top 4 with teams trying to avoid Rd 1 away to Storm
Manly v Parra - 5 v 6, and Manly can enter Top 4 with bigger results
Knights v Penrith - 10 v 11, despite being technically dead now, a slightly different set of events could have had this as the Top 8 decider
Storm v Cows - Storm can’t be topped and wouldn’t surprise if they rest
Dragons v Titans - 15 v 16, would have been interesting had the Titans managed a few more wins