Footy Fever is gripping the country as finals week continues in both the NRL and AFL.

This weekend, the Cowboys are up against last year’s premiers, the Sea Eagles in a sudden death semi-final in Sydney, while Collingwood and West Coast face off at the MCG.

Melissa Yeo reports.


The winner of tonight’s NRL elimination final in Sydney will advance to a preliminary final against Melbourne next week.

Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon remains in doubt with a calf injury but is expected to play, while centre partner Steve Matai is serving a one-week suspension for a high tackle.

The Cowboys are hoping to continue their momentum as they come off a 5-game-winning-streak.

Johnathan Thurston, Cowboys Co-Captain: “The forward pack have flown under the radar a bit this season but tomorrow they’ll have targets on their heads.”

In the other NRL match, South Sydney are hoping to score their first finals victory in 25 years tomorrow night.

They are up against the Raiders who hope to reach their 7th straight win on home soil.

The winner will face the bulldogs in the preliminary finals.

To AFL and Collingwood are set to play West Coast tomorrow night at the MCG.

Daniel Kerr, Midfielder: “We’re a very confident team, we don’t look back on our past results for our confidence. We work hard, we train hard, that’s where our confidence comes from.”

And Adelaide hope to avoid becoming the first top two teams to lose in consecutive finals matches since 1994 when they play Fremantle tomorrow night.

Melissa Yeo, QUT News.