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NRL 2018 NRL Grand Final - Storm vs Roosters

Discussion in 'Rugby League - NRL - Super League' started by AuckMel, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. AuckMel

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    My apologies for not getting to this earlier, but it's been a hectic week. Time to get into the finals and a top 8 which is probably the most even ever with two points and % separating the 8 sides. I think anyone can win it, but obviously the top 4 have a decided advantage.

    We kick it all off on Friday night as the Melbourne Storm host South Sydney. Melbourne started the game well last week, but then seemed to lose a bit of interest. Souths were awesome and they'll be primed for a big one. I can't see much in this one and despite last weeks loss the Storm will go in warm favourites. Melbourne by 6

    Super duper Saturday and it's welcome back the Warriors to finals footy. Up against a Panthers side that have mostly been cold, they heated things up with a comfortable win over Melbourne. The Warriors tuned up with a tough win over Canberra. Much will depend not on RTS or Shaun Johnson, but for me it's Tohu Harris. Of all this years recruits for me he has been the difference. If the Warriors are to win he'll play a major part. For the Panthers it's all about Cleary and Maloney. Two proven match winners who are without a doubt the keys to Penrith winning. I have a feeling this will either be a blowout or a golden pointer. Panthers by 4.

    Game 2 and it's the Minor Premiers up against Cronulla. Probably the closest game of the finals. Both sides have strike power, while the Roosters have the best defense in the comp. It's really hard to seperate the two sides as they both look very even. Quality in the halves, potent backlines and two tough packs. Incredibly hard to pick, but the Roosters deserve to go in favourites and I'm picking them by 2.

    On Sunday the Broncos host Saint George. The Dragons have been faltering lately and I believe this game will have the biggest winning margin. Saints have lots of support around the country so they'll have loads of support. I just can't see them having enough to get over the line. Broncos by 16.
     
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    Penrith v warriors too hard
     
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    Rabbitohs
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    Panthers
     
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    What a bump :D
     
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    Not many can do that to GI
     
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    I agree, but aren't shoulder charges illegal these days? Because that's what it was.
     
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    Very fine line, think so long as it looks like the tackler is making some sort of attempt to also extend arms as if to wrap around the ball carrier
     
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    Sam having a mare. Too many dropped balls.
     
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    Can't complain about that one too much. That's pretty dangerous.
     
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    A shocking case of not playing to the whistle there. I thought he was tackled for all money, but definitely kept the arm/ball up
     

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    What was Vunivalu complaining about?
     
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    Did well with 12 players on the field to wear them down.
     
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    Enjoying this game. Still have no idea who will win it.
     
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    Wow what's with Smith's goalkicking tonight? lol
     
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    That was an outstanding kick back inside.
     
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    Foward pass my ass.
     
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    Munster lifts Storm to thrilling win over Rabbitohs

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    Reynolds, Inglis expected to play next week

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    Storm 30 from 33 completion rate. That is impressive. Munster's price keeps going up.
     
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    Warriors ready for a return to the big time in finals footy

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    I backed the Bunnies and it looked like they were going to get over the line, but they didn't manage it.

    Come on the Warriors!
     
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    RTS out of the game with a medial. Good start, then back to old habits.
     
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    What. A. Tackle.
     
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    **** me these campaigners are annoying.
     
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