NRL NRL Round 1 Discussion

Discussion in 'Rugby League - NRL - Super League' started by AuckMel, Mar 5, 2018.

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  1. AuckMel

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    An absolutely massive round 1 with a double header in that magnificent looking stadium they have in Perth.

    1st game up and it's the Dragons hosting the Broncos. Should bee a very close game to kick off the round and I'm inclined to go with the Dragons at home.

    Friday night kicks off with the Knights v Sea Eagles. Expecting a decent crowd here and the Knights to open the season with a win. Game 2 has the Cowboys up against the Sharks and it's the Cowboys for me by 8-10.

    What a super Saturday we will have. The Tigers v Roosters I'm picking to be one of the games of the round with Ivan Cleary's side more than capable of an upset.

    That game is followed up the the double header in Perth with Souths up against the new look Warriors. Unfortunately the Warriors don't have a great record in Perth and I'm picking that to continue. The latr game should be a ripper with the Storm playing the Bulldogs who will want to put on a special one for Steve Folks.

    Big western derby kicks us off on Sunday as Penrith host early NRL favourites Parramatta. Another bumper crowd should ensue and I'm going for the Panthers in an upst.

    The Titans and Raiders wrap up the round in an intriguing game. Haven't seen a lot of either side and I'd only be guessing a winner.

    Great to be back, so lets hope for some terrific footy to get us going.
     
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  2. Jatz

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    The Knights officials are expecting a crowd of 25k or more. Would be a huge effort for a 6pm Friday game!

    Would absolutely love to do Manly first round. That shocking trial is still fresh in my mind though.
     
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    We're very much looking at life post the big 3 in round 1. Although Smith will still be there.
     
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    Will be good to see how Croft goes.
     
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    We have 3 spots open in ours.

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    edit - ummmm , there's only me and 1 other team....
     
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    1 day to go. Basically Christmas Eve for me! Haha.
     
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    It's game day!

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    Best day of the year!!!changing my SuperCoach team every 5 mins.
    Makes me stay sane.
     
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    I'll never be happy with mine. Doesn't matter what I do...
     
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    I nearly got to a stage of starting Cook at hooker lol
     
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    Hahaha that would have been outstanding.

    Got Cook as my sub. Think that works ok for now.
     
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    That's a fair effort, hopefully turns out to be spot on. There even seemed to be a reasonable crowd tonight, what's going on! The Knights supporters have been starved of hope recently so I'd like to see the new look team come out firing, especially Ponga.
     
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    We've already sold 23k tickets so it will depend on how many walk ups arrive.

    Can't wait for tonight!
     
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    As for the game last night, the Broncos were absolutely horrendous. I can easily see them missing the 8 - they're spending some serious money on some average players.
     
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    The biggest problem is that the halves are overvalued atm. Hunt was taken from us for $1.2m/year. The Broncs would have been mad to even go close to matching that. Melbourne offered Milf around $900k/year. Bird cost $700k/year.
    Boyd should have never been given a new four year deal worth about $2.4m.
     
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    Just on the PTB, the refs went nuts in the trials and then the Dragons 1st try came from a ptb where the player barely got a foot anywhere near the ball. Consistency please guys.

    Bloody good win for the Dragons and the Broncos do look unlikely.
     
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    They are to an extent but if you don't have 1 mil to throw at Hunt, you're likely overspending elsewhere. I don't think Hunt was worth 1 mil but Pearce/Cronk (hypothetically - I know he only wanted Sydney) would have been had you had the cap room. Having Milford and Nikorima as your starting halves is very poor list management imo.

    Totally agree on Boyd. I would have offered just over half that.
     
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    Looks like the broncos have gone down the tigers road of overvaluing their youngsters and investing big in some ordinary players who don’t fit their system.
     
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    Just over 2 hours until kickoff.

    Absolutely buzzing! Hoping for a win, expecting a loss. Don't think the combinations will all work straight off the bat.
     
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