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Scott is one of The Roar's assistant editors and live bloggers. He has written over 2200 articles covering everything from rugby league to basketball, from tennis to cricket.

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Thanks Keith.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Thanks James, JB. Really appreciate the words guys!

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Rory – I think if Slater is there, the Storm win. If not… Well, who knows.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

It will form part of his defence, but the bigger part of his defence will be ‘hey look at all these shoulder charges which have gone unnoticed during the year.’

Friend cops a Grade 1 and not enough points. Wow our judiciary system needs changing.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Cheers Con, thanks a lot.

Yeah, you saw the advantage of the week off. The debate about whether it’s better to have a week off or not is now gone. In this era, the physicality, no easy games – you need it.

Robbo is a very good coach absolutely, but can he out-coach Bellamy next week?

Absolutely. Souths have finished well above expectations this year. Very similar to my Dragons in a lot of ways. You’re disappointed, but bloody happy at the same time with how things actually finished up.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

That’s a really good call James. Dean Britt for example… Not sure if he has played a minute in their last three games. Cook having a breather could also be helpful.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Yeah – he will get more of a working over than from Melbourne than any medical person JB.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Ha, I love this!

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Cheers Baz, and well thought out comment as well,

I really like Aubusson. Wasn’t sure he would get the job done last night, but he rose to the occasion as he has done before.

Agree re Cook – and that’s why he is in another class compared to Cameron Smith, who can make the game work for him even if the forwards aren’t rolling up the middle. You’ve seen whenever Souths forwards go quiet, so does Cook.

Sounds like Cronk won’t be playing at all next week.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Yeah I skipped over that, but the tackle was far more dangerous than Slater’s, so yeah, we need to look into the rules.

The initial diagnosis is that Cronk has done a similar injury to JT. No chance he will be playing next week if that’s the case.

Seven talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final

Except from writing the Sharks off after a month this season, which I was wrong to do obviously, I never spoke too badly of their chances this year Rene. I’ll cop last year though and as I mentioned in the piece, I was wrong.

I do think their window closes here though. Lewis is very important, Gallen is what… 38 next year?

The Sharks will probably prove me wrong again and if there is a club that can do it, it’s the Sharks. But bringing up the young talent is going to take time. I admire Cronulla for what they are able to do season after season. I’m just calling it as I see it, which, yep, is going to buy me my critics.

Seven talking points from Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks NRL preliminary final

He is at the top of his game. Im in the process of putting tohether and end of season top 50 and lets just say I don’t think a retiring player has ever ranked so highly.

Seven talking points from Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks NRL preliminary final

Bloody good comment TB.

Seven talking points from Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks NRL preliminary final

Absolutely. Champion bloke, champion player. Game will be poorer without him.

Storm smash Sharks to gain grand final berth, but is Slater in trouble?

It was a ridiculously commanding display and I’ll stand by my wording. Cronulla were never in the contest, no matter what excuses you want to give about the referees.

Please, stop being so sour about things.

Storm smash Sharks to gain grand final berth, but is Slater in trouble?

THE CROWD’S TIPS ARE IN
Storm (74.6%)
Rabbitohs (53.6%)

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Finals Week 3

Excuses starting early today.

Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL preliminary final preview and prediction

Ha! In that case, you should be easy to spot. The bloke in a Bulldogs jersey stumbling around!

Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL preliminary final preview and prediction

It was a very tough weekend as a Dragons supporter mate.

Good luck Sunday. Looking forward to the match. I might also get out there yet.

Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL preliminary final preview and prediction

Six teams is the ideal number next year. Leave it at that for 2-3 seasons and see how we go.

Avoid expansion or NRLW will suffer, says coach

Think the Bunnies might have used all their lifelines (and field goals) up last week…

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Finals Week 3

I apologise Baz. Sorry Gallen couldn’t have pulled out later than he did so I didn’t have the chance to write about it and ruin your day.

But yeah, without Gallen – Storm. they are going to win aren’t they?

Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL preliminary final preview and prediction

Not sure. It hasn’t been confirmed either way, but I suspect they might…

Fifita, Taumalolo headline Tongan squad to take on Kangaroos

October. Damn it. Thanks Paul.

Fifita, Taumalolo headline Tongan squad to take on Kangaroos

Hey mate,

If Gal is out, I’d say what they will do is move Prior to lock and start Woods up front with Ava coming onto the bench.

And yeah, he will travel. Of course he is a huge part of that, but they play Friday, so there is no chance they won’t take him as cover.

NRL team list Tuesday live blog: Preliminary finals – all teams named