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Rugby league is much more than the eighty minutes on the clock. It is more than a match between two grand final teams. This isn’t just about Melbourne versus Cronulla.
In the words of an angel, Mr. Doc Neeson: “This is it folks, over the top!” Oh rugby league, you dirty old shagger. You’re ugly, nasty and often brutal but you’re still the most beautiful thing in the world.
There is nothing better than semi-final time in rugby league. 12 teams are already gone and by Sunday morning, two more will join them. Any closer to the business end and you’d be drinking a latte with Richard Branson and Tim Cook.
When you think back to some classic movie sequels through history you immediately take yourself to Speed 2: Cruise Control, Blues Brothers 2000 and Weekend at Bernie’s II – or is that just me?
When Canterbury-Bankstown spruiked Will Hopoate’s signing from Parramatta at the end of 2015, Bulldogs coach Des Hasler boasted, “Will will be a valuable and experienced acquisition for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and I look forward to him joining the club.”
“When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.” Yes it has finally come to an end – The Roar’s NRL Expert tips for 2016, that is.