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Who plays who in NRL finals week two

NRL FINALS WEEK-TWO SCHEDULE (all times AEST):

Friday, September 20

Semi-final: South Sydney v Manly at ANZ Stadium, 750pm

The Rabbitohs have a week to recover from the 26-point hiding they copped from the Sydney Roosters in their qualifying final defeat. However they will get some troops back, led by inspirational skipper Sam Burgess' return from suspension, and possibly Dane Gagai and Kyle Turner back from injury. The Sea Eagles enter the clash buoyed by their courageous ambush of Cronulla, and they'll get key front-rower Martin Taupau back from suspension, too. The two teams split their two contests this year, both decided by one-point.

Saturday, September 21

Semi-final: Melbourne v Parramatta at AAMI Park, 750pm

Melbourne will also be licking their wounds following their upset loss to Canberra, but get a second crack on their home ground against the surging Eels. Parramatta arrive with plenty of momentum after putting on an unanswered 58 points in their carve-up of Brisbane in their elimination final. Both teams are at full strength, although the Eels will be sweating on a possible dangerous contact charge on rookie five-eighth Dylan Brown.