Finals football preview didn’t disappoint

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Antonio Kaufusi says the Raiders will have come out of last week’s loss knowing they are still contenders with the Roosters. Source: raiders.com.au

Bundaberg Now tipster Antonio Kaufusi is geared up for finals football action following last week's electrifying Super Sunday clashes.

We are now just four rounds away from finals football.

Super Sunday last week, where the top four teams faced off against each other did not disappoint.

If that's an early indication of finals footy, bring it on.

Roosters had to work hard for their win, and the Raiders still had the chance to win the game at the back end of the game, but come up short.

Melbourne just kept on rolling missing key players Brandon Smith, Jerome Hughes, Papenhuyzen and Welch last week for the season, they just kept finding a way to win.

Raiders still in contention for finals football

The Raiders will have come out of last week’s loss knowing they are still contenders with the Roosters.

Now they are testing themselves against the Storm.

The Storm were great last week. These two teams will definitely feature in the finals.

That is why this game is my match of the round.

Storm leads the NRL completion rate across 21 rounds at 80 percent, while the Raiders aren't far behind at 79 percent.

With such quality in execution, it probably comes as no surprise that these two clubs are first and third again. Storm to win a close one here.

My key match ups for this round is the G.O.A.T Cameron Smith v the Englishmen Josh Hodgson.

The commanding presence these two have on their sides will go a long way in deciding which team wins this match.

Also, Wighton is playing his 150th NRL game – all for the Raiders.

He has been a revelation for the raiders ever since they have moved him into the Number 6 role.

Look to him and Munster to lock horns and battle this one out.

My upset of the round, is the Doggies to win their third in a row.

Not quite convinced with Souths at the moment. This game might've been a formality for the Rabbitohs a couple of months ago but they aren't the same team that tore through the first half of the season.

The Bulldogs showed once again they can't be taken lightly with last week's come-from-behind win over Wests Tigers and they would love to hurt the top-four prospects of the club that denied them premiership glory in 2014.

Kaufusi's Call Round 22:

Sea Eagles v Tigers
Titans v Eels
Broncos v Panthers
Knights v Cowboys
Storm v Raiders
Rabbitohs v Bulldogs
Roosters v Warriors
Sharks v Dragons

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