NRL 2017 NRL Finals Series Discussion

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Which pairing will be the likely Grand Final match up?

Poll closed Thursday at 10:22 PM.
  1. Storm vs Roosters

    60.0%
  2. Storm vs Cowboys

    30.0%
  3. Broncos vs Roosters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Broncos vs Cowboys

    10.0%
  1. robbieando

    robbieando Moderator

    Sydney
    Oct 9, 2001
    15,119
    Week One Finals Schedule

    Friday, September 8
    Sydney Roosters (2) v Brisbane Broncos (3), Allianz Stadium at 7.55pm

    Saturday, September 9
    Melbourne Storm (1) v Parramatta Eels (4), AAMI Park at 4.10pm
    Manly Sea Eagles (6) v Penrith Panthers (7), Allianz Stadium at 7.55pm

    Sunday, September 10
    Cronulla Sharks v (5) v North Queensland Cowboys (8), Allianz Stadium at 4.10pm

    So the Eels wrap up a Top 4 finish and the Cowboys somehow manage to find themselves in the Top 8 when the music finally stopped. 3 finals at Allianz Stadium to start the finals off, which with the Swans playing at the SCG at 4.20pm on the Saturday meant the NRL had no other option but to put the Storm at 4.10pm up against it.

    This thread will be home to all finals related discussion up until the Grand Final.

    Enjoy.
     

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  2. Oscarman

    Oscarman Premium Platinum

    Melbourne
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    Sep 30, 2004
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    Hobart
    Anyone give Parra a chance?
     
  3. Klim

    Klim Brownlow Medallist

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    Anything can happen in finals footy.
     
  4. Gigantic

    Gigantic Premiership Player

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    Honestly, I just can't see the Storm not being able to win it.

    I'll probably be silently cheering for the Eels. Anyone but the Roosters will be fine with me though.
     
  5. DEVO

    DEVO Norm Smith Medallist

    North Melbourne
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    If Semi continues on his try scoring run perhaps we are chance. It would definitely throw a cat amongst the pigeons if we can pull it off. And it would put the Storm and Roosters on the same side of the draw and they are the two teams I think are favourites for the title.
     
  6. Great8

    Great8 Norm Smith Medallist

    Essendon
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    They had to put the Eels on at the same time I'm at the SCG watching the Bombers :(
    Reckon I might duck next door afterwards and catch the Manly v Panthers game
     
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  7. AuckMel

    AuckMel Kiwi_Power

    Collingwood
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    NZ Warriors, Wallan FNC
    May 3, 2003
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    Warriorville
    4:10 works perfect for me. Finish work then head straight down to AAMI.
     
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  8. Aussie_boy

    Aussie_boy Norm Smith Medallist

    Adelaide
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    Nope, sadly I agree with the hype around the Storm. Can't see them not winning the comp.

    As for the other games Broncos to win as well as Manly and Cronulla.
     
  9. NSWCROW

    NSWCROW Hall of Famer

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  10. BStaff17

    BStaff17 Senior List

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    Aug 1, 2016
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    Sydney
    I think we will be competitive. Its a free shot at the storm with a 2nd chance. But can't see us winning. Storm are just too good.

    The absence of french and king gutho could be the difference. As will smith is a fill in at fullback.
     
  11. SloaneysDanger

    SloaneysDanger Brownlow Medallist

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    Don't think we'll win this week. No Boyd, MCullough, Sims and TPJ is too many outs. If the Roosters side of last week turns up then we are definitely a chance but unfortunately I think we might fall short.

    It's such a huge game for us because if we lose then we get the Storm away in week 3 if we get that far so whoever loses is pretty much screwed.
     

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  12. Greenstar5

    Greenstar5 Debutant

    Sydney
    Jun 21, 2017
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    Brisbane
    I reckon Roosters to beat an under strength Broncos. Melbourne to get past Parra. Just. Manly to end the Panthers season and Cronulla will defeat the Cowboys, who have basically fallen in.

    Crowd wise im hoping 20k min to each of the SFS games and 25k to MRS.
     
  13. imadodgyumpire

    imadodgyumpire Brownlow Medallist

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    Boooooooo!!!!!!!!! Panthers to smack Manly.
     
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  14. Jatz

    Jatz Moderator

    Carlton
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    LCFC, Mets, Eagles, Bulls!
    Sep 7, 2008
    38,775
    Surely Melbourne crush it.
     
  15. Great8

    Great8 Norm Smith Medallist

    Essendon
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    Manchester United, Juventus,
    Apr 19, 2015
    8,235
    Come on you Chooks, finish them!
     
  16. Great8

    Great8 Norm Smith Medallist

    Essendon
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    Sucked in Broncos, hopefully out in straight sets
     
  17. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Senior List

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    May 1, 2015
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    Canada
    I hate to knock the NRL, but the crowd attendance seemed pathetic considering it was a finals game.
     
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  18. Greenstar5

    Greenstar5 Debutant

    Sydney
    Jun 21, 2017
    105
    Brisbane
    It was light on. But it seems to be Sydney people not turning up. It is was in Brisbane we would be talking about 35k plus at Suncorp.

    But the game itself was awesome. I was flicking between both AFL and NRL. I think i watched most of the NRL game.
     
  19. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Senior List

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    May 1, 2015
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    Canada
    Obviously being a Richmond fan I preferred the AFL game. Queensland seems to be into sports more than New South Wales.
     
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  20. imadodgyumpire

    imadodgyumpire Brownlow Medallist

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    Eels first final since the 09 GF?

    Time flies...
     
  21. Aussie_boy

    Aussie_boy Norm Smith Medallist

    Adelaide
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    Chelsea, Redbacks, Adelaide United
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    4,000 tickets sold for the Sharks game tomorrow :eek:, they had to drop all prices to $15 just to avoid embarrassment.
     
  22. Aussie_boy

    Aussie_boy Norm Smith Medallist

    Adelaide
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    Chelsea, Redbacks, Adelaide United
    Dec 21, 2012
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    As much as I have a soft spot for Parrmatta I hope the Storm win. Keep the Sharks run to the grand final a bit easier, although wouldn't surprise me if they didn't win tomorrow the way they're playing.
     
  23. imadodgyumpire

    imadodgyumpire Brownlow Medallist

    Carlton
    Aug 10, 2011
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    #23 imadodgyumpire, Sep 9, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017
    I didn't see the game in full last night. But looking at the pre match coverage now. Did I see what I thought end up being Brisbane's lead taking try? :eek:

    Penrif will beat Melbourne in the GF.
     
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  24. NSWCROW

    NSWCROW Hall of Famer

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    The **** is a " Lead taint try " ??

    I didn't see a lot of it last night , was on the AFL.
     
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  25. imadodgyumpire

    imadodgyumpire Brownlow Medallist

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    ******* autocorrect without noticing.
     

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