Big factor you have missed.
Storm are coached by a genius and the Cowboys were coached by a guy who has little idea about structure and defence.
JT is up there with Joey as the best I have seen.
I dont follow any team, state or country and I NEVER let my judgment be influenced by anything but my persoanl stats, my reviews and my network mail.
You are entitled to your opinion and I have a massive Cam Smith fan but I think he reached his peak 2 years ago. he is still better than anyone else but Farah has been amazing for NSW over the last 2 years and outpointed cam IMO.
Luke went gr8 in the WC Final considering his team were never in it. He and JT were the best in the WC.
If you were a subscriber you would have known that I tipped Australia by 8.5 points. I backed NZ early at 6.2 and had some back at the shorter odds. Sadly not enough.
I didnt count on both pritchard and Roger not being in the team.