NRL NRL 2021 Grand Final - Penrith vs South Sydney

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moto748

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I'm really looking forward to it too. I really hope Penrith win it, they have played some great rugby all seasons (with a few forgivable blips), and I never expected them to get past the Storm, who looked nailed on, as I guess most people thought. But they did, and fair play to them. And it would be a nice moment for my mate, and his dad, who played for Penrith.
 

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Even though I have to admit that my dislike of the Rabbitohs is diminishing a bit, because it would be churlish to deny that they've been playing some great footy recently, there's still Latrell and his cheap shots, and God know, I cannot warm to that miserable sod Bennett. But, OTOH, they have Benji. If the Bunnies win, I wouldn't be unhappy to see him get another ring. For me, a guy who is everything that is great about our sport.
 

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I dislike both the panthers and rabbitohs. As a neutral, theres usually a team in a GF to root for. Easy to root for....like Cronulla to beat Melbourne, Cowboys to beat Broncos, and such. I guess if i had to find one itd be Panthers only because of the GF winning tallies. A team with less titles to catch up than teams with so many to keep pulling away.

On this point...the NRL tally is really blown out, theres just two teams now way ahead of everyone else, and due to the mergers, the dragons and tigers tallies frozen forever there.
 

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This is actually a really fascinating fixture - in terms of match-ups and drama.

More fuel to the fire between the NSW Origin halves matchups - Luai/Cleary vs Walker/Reynolds but also starting NSW hooker Cook vs back-up hooker Api. Then the lock battle between Yeo and Murray.

Souths forwards are getting the steam engine rolling and it's now full steam ahead.
 
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I think penrith defence will get them home. Their attack is off but they have won finals scoring 8 and 10 points. I think souths will miss latrell.

I know souths got them in week one but can they beat them twice in a month.

Penrith also lost a GF last year and generally teams dont lose B2B GF's. I think the roosters 2003-04 were the last team to do so
 

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This is why it’s stupid for injuries to be taken into account. How on earth can Aloiai get 3-4 weeks and Cleary get none. He really is a protected species
It’s not really stupid for injuries to be taken into account. Especially when you set the system up like a psuedo court.

It does mean that you get lucky/unlucky sometimes but if the system goes offence first (is it a suspendable action) then determines the severity of the penalty based on the outcome, it makes perfect sense.
 

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The Grand Final between Penrith and South Sydney is scheduled to take place at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium for the first time ever on Sunday night and while the Premier didn’t specifically mention the game at her press conference on Thursday, the new restrictions mean crowd capacity will be cut to 75 per cent.

Suncorp Stadium has a capacity of 52,500 and more than 50,000 tickets have already been sold for the match, meaning roughly 12,000 fans will need to hand back their tickets.

Eeeeeeesh, id say they got a lucky break with it being 2 NSW teams, imagine an all QLD final and asking people to hand back tickets
 

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