NRL NRL 2021 Season - Round 1

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DeadlyAkkuret

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So Roosters V Storm grand final then? This is tongue in cheek so relax, but at their peak those two teams really do stand out. It’s like the Hawthorn and Geelong of the last 10 years.


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raptalia

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I reckon the top six is pretty well set with Storm, Chooks, Bunnies, Panthers, Eels and Raiders all looking pretty strong. The other two spots will probably be fought out between Newcastle, Titans, Warriors and Bulldogs. I would like to put the Sharks in the mix but I do not think we have recruited well enough and our draw over the next few weeks is pretty tough particularly without our no1 play maker in Shaun Johnson missing until the second half of the season.

Rather strange first round fixture with six of last year's top eight pitted against six of last season's bottom eight. Net result not a really close game among the lot. You would have thought the NRL would have kick started the new season with a couple of nail biters. It all started with plenty of FOXTEL hype around the Storm v Bunnies season opener but then fizzled out with some one sided contests.
 

Jatz

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Not sure the Bulldogs will be anywhere near the 8 based on the game I watched against us. Started ok but were pretty disappointing all in all.

Was a good win for us but my god I’d love to go a game without a member of our spine getting injured 🤦🏼‍♂️
 

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moto748

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raptalia I think you're a tad down on your own team there. I would still fancy them to finish higher than the four clubs you mention.
 

Gigantic

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He probably won't break into the Roosters side until SOO if even that. And he turns 18 in 5 months anyway.

They did it just to flex some muscle so Uncle Nick can keep showing everyone who's in charge.
 

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