The SCG has proven to be a happy hunting ground for Sydney Roosters.
The reigning champions will face a team that has caused them problems though, with New Zealand Warriors their opponents.
Melbourne Storm, six points clear of the Roosters at the top of the table, could potentially wrap up the minor premiership this weekend and they face Canberra Raiders.
We take a look at the key statistics, courtesy of Opta, ahead of round 22.
Manly Sea Eagles (12-8) v Wests Tigers (9-11)
– Wests are on a four-game winning streak against Manly, even though they have only led once at half-time across those victories.
– Manly have missed just 27 tackles per game in this season’s NRL, the fewest of any team in the competition.
— Wests Tigers (@WestsTigers) August 14, 2019
Gold Coast Titans (4-16) v Parramatta Eels (12-8)
– The Titans have not lost a home game to the Eels since 2014, with each of the past half a dozen matches between the two won by the team hosting the fixture.
– No team has gained more metres per restart than the Eels, who have accrued 12.3m.
Brisbane Broncos (9-1-10) v Penrith Panthers (10-10)
– Brisbane wing Corey Oates has made five successful interceptions in 2019, two more than any other player.
– The Broncos have only suffered only two regular-time defeats to Penrith in their previous 13 meetings.
— Brisbane Broncos (@brisbanebroncos) August 12, 2019
Newcastle Knights (8-12) v North Queensland Cowboys (7-13)
– The Cowboys are on their longest winning streak against the Knights having won four in a row.
– They will need to be mindful of Shaun Kenny-Dowall, though, given he has scored five tries in his past seven NRL appearances.
Melbourne Storm (17-3) v Canberra Raiders (13-7)
– Melbourne will win the minor premiership if they beat Canberra and the Roosters lose to the Warriors on Sunday.
– The Storm have won their last five successive NRL games against the Raiders, conceding an average of just 10 points per match in that span.
— NRL (@NRL) August 13, 2019
South Sydney Rabbitohs (13-7) v Canterbury Bulldogs (7-13)
– Souths are on a four-game winning streak against the Bulldogs, their longest sequence since an eight-match run between 1967 and 1969.
– After scoring a hat-trick for the Rabbitohs last time out, Campbell Graham took his tally to six scores in his previous five appearances.
Sydney Roosters (14-6) v New Zealand Warriors (8-1-11)
– The Warriors have lost only three of their past 10 NRL games against the Roosters in New South Wales, yet they have lost nine of their previous 10 contests played on a Sunday.
– Trent Robinson’s Roosters have won six on the bounce at the SCG, scoring an average of 40 points per game in that span.
Cronulla Sharks (9-11) v St George-Illawarra Dragons (7-13)
– Only the Raiders (16) have scored more tries from kicks this year than the Sharks (14).
– Cronulla’s Shaun Johnson needs 11 more points to reach 1,000 in NRL, a milestone that only six active players have reached.