NRL NRL 2022 Season - Finals Week 1

Who Wins This Week?


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Given the storm lost a first choice rep level fullback, first choice rep level winger and first choice rep level prop for essentially the year it’s a minor miracle they got where they did.

Shows you how brain silky it is moving the best 5/8 in the game to FB though
 
Sharks are done. They had to win that.

The prelim final now between Penrith and Roosters/Souths is the real Grand Final.

IMO The winner of that stomps whoever.
 
Well I thought the Sharks/Cowboys would be close... But what a terrific contest, and some wonderful scores by both sides. But what I kept wondering, and they didn't mention, was what would have happened if golden point time expired, and was still a draw? Play on until there's a score? Surely there would be no time to schedule a replay.

I fancy the Roosters tomorrow, but I'm certainly not writing off Souths.

GP is rubbish anyway. Why not have the 5 mins extra time in all games, then if it's still a draw, it's draw.
 

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Well I thought the Sharks/Cowboys would be close... But what a terrific contest, and some wonderful scores by both sides. But what I kept wondering, and they didn't mention, was what would have happened if golden point time expired, and was still a draw? Play on until there's a score? Surely there would be no time to schedule a replay.

I fancy the Roosters tomorrow, but I'm certainly not writing off Souths.

GP is rubbish anyway. Why not have the 5 mins extra time in all games, then if it's still a draw, it's draw.
I’m pretty sure they just play GP until someone scores, they made a point to say we absolutely have a result tonight no matter how long it takes.

When it becomes GP you’re really one line break (or a couple of line bending runs) from field goal range anyway.
 
Weird to be in on the Cowboys and lions but then be from NSW…

Real weird.

I grew up in NSW barracking for the Blues. I've lived in Queensland for over ten years now. (Twenty years in Melbourne in between). I've taken a liking to the Queensland teams but NSW is still my state of origin team.
 
I grew up in NSW barracking for the Blues. I've lived in Queensland for over ten years now. (Twenty years in Melbourne in between). I've taken a liking to the Queensland teams but NSW is still my state of origin team.
No judgement, I’m a supplant myself (born in QLD. Live in Melb).

Queensland SOO, Broncos league, Saints AFL but I do have a soft spot for the lions and the storm.

You’ve just got three states and complete opposition in some instances.
 
No judgement, I’m a supplant myself (born in QLD. Live in Melb).

Queensland SOO, Broncos league, Saints AFL but I do have a soft spot for the lions and the storm.

You’ve just got three states and complete opposition in some instances.
Not really though. The Queensland SOO team is for those who were born here. I wasn't. But as a Queensland resident now (and don't see myself moving again) I get behind the Queensland teams unless they're in opposition to my teams. I can't stand the Broncos though. Probably because of the Wally Lewis, Alfie Langer, Gene Miles, Steve Renouf etc factor who were NSW's opposition back when I lived in NSW.
 
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Well I thought the Sharks/Cowboys would be close... But what a terrific contest, and some wonderful scores by both sides. But what I kept wondering, and they didn't mention, was what would have happened if golden point time expired, and was still a draw? Play on until there's a score? Surely there would be no time to schedule a replay.

I fancy the Roosters tomorrow, but I'm certainly not writing off Souths.

GP is rubbish anyway. Why not have the 5 mins extra time in all games, then if it's still a draw, it's draw.

They had extra time last night 5 mins each way. Golden Point which I hate is after that.

I do believe you should get right of reply though so a team kicks a FG you have a set to equal that score so last night Cronulla would have had to score a try or kick a 2 point FG to win/equal.
 

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Penrith rested their entire side basically in the last round, then another week off now before the PF. I wonder if that's not the ideal prep? Too little match time?

Nup perfect prep few bodies are banged up. The week off is massive in NRL
 
I grew up in NSW barracking for the Blues. I've lived in Queensland for over ten years now. (Twenty years in Melbourne in between). I've taken a liking to the Queensland teams but NSW is still my state of origin team.
I'm in the same boat. Sydney born and grew up barracking for the Blues and despite being a Queenslander for several years I couldn't call myself a Maroon (nor a Bronco). I've always been keen on the Lions and Cowboys too. I can't really picture myself getting behind a QLD state side, and as you said the Maroons/Broncos are tied up with too many memories.
 
I'm in the same boat. Sydney born and grew up barracking for the Blues and despite being a Queenslander for several years I couldn't call myself a Maroon (nor a Bronco). I've always been keen on the Lions and Cowboys too. I can't really picture myself getting behind a QLD state side, and as you said the Maroons/Broncos are tied up with too many memories.
Cowboys are similar to Freo in the AFL. Both brought into the comp in 1995 and struggled early on for any success despite massive fan support while the Eagles in AFL and Broncos in NRL continued to dominate.

They are considered the little brothers in there football mad state.

League in QLD and AFL in WA.

Titans are an irrelevant cousin in QLD
 
Well I thought the Sharks/Cowboys would be close... But what a terrific contest, and some wonderful scores by both sides. But what I kept wondering, and they didn't mention, was what would have happened if golden point time expired, and was still a draw? Play on until there's a score? Surely there would be no time to schedule a replay.

I fancy the Roosters tomorrow, but I'm certainly not writing off Souths.

GP is rubbish anyway. Why not have the 5 mins extra time in all games, then if it's still a draw, it's draw.
I like GP to be honest, not sure why it is so hated.

Love watching halves try to execute late in games in 'clutch time' and you get the odd game where someone has the balls to go wide late in the set against the rushing line.
 
People are way too quick to write off finals teams after week 1 of finals.

Both in AFL and NRL it happens every year, people have a reason for why 'x' team in the bottom half of the 8 is a huge chance and why the losing team from week 1 is doomed. Penrith for example last week were a great example, people were writing them off big time after the Bunnies game.
 
I like GP to be honest, not sure why it is so hated.

Love watching halves try to execute late in games in 'clutch time' and you get the odd game where someone has the balls to go wide late in the set against the rushing line.

It’s a cheap way to end it. Normal games should be a draw. Extra time for finals
 
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