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Agree, Souths main problem is injuries and lack of depth to fill them with apt replacements.
Most of the backline is out for one reason or another and same with forwards.

Tatola, Shaq, Arrow’s still not well, and the club captain.

Can Benny get Lemulemu , Averillo’s sniffing around the exits.. Kodi…

If anyone can bring their main men’s swagger back .

Wayne’s Redfern rebuild won’t be easy: Long laundry list awaits Bennett to clean up Rabbitohs’ mess

They’ve got some exciting players but gee whiz how has the comfort of their draw not been picked up and scrutinized by the media the way the Sharks’ have..

Yesterday was the 2nd time in 6 weeks they’ve played the shambolic of a club the Tigers who played with less than 13 for 17 minutes.

Broncos being the only Top 8 side they’ve drawn in 12 weeks of football.

Next week it’s the 13th placed Warriors… pretty lucky.

NRL Magic Round Talking Points: Sharks do it again, surface holds up and hip drop lotto leaves some teams shorthanded

Absolutely, if the tackler can’t get back onside, stand in front of the closest first receiver and take him out with you.

Ivan and Belly will start running with that this week.

NRL Magic Round Talking Points: Sharks do it again, surface holds up and hip drop lotto leaves some teams shorthanded

I like Bostock a lot, copped some terrible passes over the linesman’s head yesterday, but really suits the Dolphins.

NRL Magic Round Talking Points: Sharks do it again, surface holds up and hip drop lotto leaves some teams shorthanded

Never seen Ivan spit it out like that after a loss before.

Yeo had to be the adult, answer the questions and take the fall.

NRL Magic Round Talking Points: Sharks do it again, surface holds up and hip drop lotto leaves some teams shorthanded

Fuller, Talagi, Armstrong,Chevy, the Storm bloke, there are some exceptional fullbacks who’ll be playing reserves by the end of the year… and in new clubs by the start of next year.

NRL Magic Round Talking Points: Sharks do it again, surface holds up and hip drop lotto leaves some teams shorthanded

There were initially 3 points to satisfy on them but now it’s evolved into once the defender loses his legs and drops with force on the runner’s lower legs it’s deemed dangerous contact.. and the ‘force’ seems the determining factor in penalty severity.

NRL Magic Round Talking Points: Sharks do it again, surface holds up and hip drop lotto leaves some teams shorthanded

On the Harry G. ruck penalty, defenders should not be allowed to be standing in the play the ball and obscure receivers from the ball like Offa did.

Accepting the fact that the Tigers are skill-less knuckle heads, doesn’t give the bunker the right to ignore their opponents’ blatant errors like the JMK knock on off his bicep in the Hammer try…

NRL Magic Round Talking Points: Sharks do it again, surface holds up and hip drop lotto leaves some teams shorthanded

Did my nana when Sione throws to Kennedy to go the linebreak 15 seconds from the interval and 30 meters from our own line which cost the side 6.

But I need to get on board with what they’ve been trained to do.

No matter the time, no matter the place, no matter the opponent, no matter the scoreboard these lads are schooled to hunt for points.

Darn fool kids… smiley emotive here.

Sharks announce themselves as major contenders after downing Roosters in high-scoring Magic Round epic

I’d bring more zip into the too predictable slo-mo Dogs team, dump Xerri bring Connor T. up to the front line and give Taafe another shot at the back.

No way would I have Burton ahead of Hynes for the Blues, but Kiraz, absolutely give him a shot.

Raiders reduced to 11 but rally to run down Dogs to celebrate Ricky's contract extension in style

Nothing irked me with their bumbling second half than Reed not getting into dummy half in crucial attacking moments.

Raiders reduced to 11 but rally to run down Dogs to celebrate Ricky's contract extension in style

Big leap of faith naming Billy Smith as Joey’s ready made replacement.

This is his 5th year of NRL and he’s got a total of 27 appearances.

Any more no takers and it’s Michael Jennings and Fetalaiga Pauga.

Fifita is first class, but second row - that's why his u-turn might have saved the Roosters' salary cap

Joey’s a huge out, replaced by a nuff, it should also shut down Dom Young (hopefully), who’ll additionally have Talakai replicating Kikau charges at him.

3 weeks ago that same Storm middle towelled up those Rooster boys you’ve listed as stronger.

The belief is strong Shark fans will stick.

The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions, Magic Round: Injuries cast a spell over festival of footy

Superstitions ignored, you’d probably go the Dogs and most punters have, on their past couple.
But there was tons of heart in the Raiders last game coming back from 0-20 to get Manly and 10 from 11 is a significant hoodoo.

Both sides just about full strength, looking forward to this one.

The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions, Magic Round: Injuries cast a spell over festival of footy

Co-incidentally if/ when a Qld side doesn’t win the premiership this year they will have just one(tragically at the expense of another) in the past 18 years.
18 more years of haunting.

NSW humiliated Queensland for 18 years - no wonder the Blues can't match their special breed of hatred

‘The Raiders have won their past eight games against the Bulldogs.
Canterbury have lost all four Magic Round games.’ NRL preview

Don’t know if you can confidently ignore that.

The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions, Magic Round: Injuries cast a spell over festival of footy

After the Gags rejection Nick was quoted as saying ‘We won’t miss the next one !’

He’d be stinging right now for sure.

Roosters chief stunned by HUGE Fifita backflip but Gus says they've 'dodged a bullet'

Once your fullback refuses to get in and compete for bombs, or do any kind of rugged defending, it won’t end well.

A Letter to Todd Payten: If you want to avoid the fans' call for you to get sacked, please do these simple things

Over on the Knights Fan page after the game supporters were apoplectic regarding the state of their play.

But AOB seems to have seen enough Dirty Harry movies to problem solve around limitations.

He’s got a team that doesn’t have kickers of any decided skill, neither long or short.
Halfs that pose no perceived threat to the line (hence Jackson gets the occasional show and go).
And a brittle middle vulnerable to a quick play the ball by any true no. 9.

That said, the table position and F/A are virtually the same as this time last year when Ponga had just returned from 5 weeks out.

Realistically AOP doesn’t have the troops to allow any change up till KP comes back.
5W and 5L’s in that time is probably best case scenario to set their W1 finals exit chances up.

Knight and day: Newcastle were one of the best sides to watch in 2023, but their attack has disappeared in 2024

Storm lost it in the forwards, which were pretty much full strength then got beaten up by a spine with a hooker playing 7 and a rookie Storm reject playing 6.

NRL Round 10 Talking Points: Sharks' statement win - and can we stop it with the North Sydney Bears talk?

This is the first time in 4 years that Penrith haven’t been top of the ladder for defence at R10.

Don’t know if there’s a truer sign of competitive power.

NRL Power Rankings: Round 10 - We have a new leader with Panthers hamstrung, Eels getting desperate, Storm lack oomph

Gee you’ve been following the game too long to need me to tell you what a defender can and can’t do to put pressure on the kicker and whose responsibility it is to prevent injury.

Baffling sin bin sends Storm spiralling as Sharks overcome Hynes' absence to silence critics ... somewhat

Referees wording was precise,’ you went through the leg… duty of care..’

I’m not overly emotive here other saving myself from ulcers and accepting where the game’s at in discouraging avoidable, haphazard, potentially dangerous play.

Baffling sin bin sends Storm spiralling as Sharks overcome Hynes' absence to silence critics ... somewhat

Well, we learnt on Thursday night with the Turbo ‘high’ shot that any careless touch to the head is forbidden and now so is any contact with the leg of a kicker.

Priority is clearly about protecting the players by killing the roots.

Baffling sin bin sends Storm spiralling as Sharks overcome Hynes' absence to silence critics ... somewhat

If the referees don’t fully understand it, which seems apparent from their frustrating use of it, terminate it.

More onus needs to be on the skill and courage of catching the high ball under attacking pressure.

Baffling sin bin sends Storm spiralling as Sharks overcome Hynes' absence to silence critics ... somewhat

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