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Good article Joe. I agree, the problem is not the referring but the commentators who continually and publicly criticise the refs, which then gets the public all riled up. Channel 9 in particular has to show some responsibility to promote the game in a positive manner – not continually looking for and focusing on referee calls.

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Good article Tim – and I must say, all those points are really doable and in a short space of time. I’d love to see the “tribalism” brought back. More players that play for the area that they grew up in and bring back the suburban ground.

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What a great opportunity to expand the game! This has much more potential than a one off SOS in the States. The Wolfpack should be every Aussie’s second team to support! Somebody give them some marketing nous!!!

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It was an error, no doubt about it. Refs will make mistakes, so will players and coaches. I think the media, especially TV commentators, keep replaying the mistake and being way too critical. Go back to one referee and just stop replaying everything in slow motion looking for a mistake.

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Yeah, I’m over the NRL. No more for me.

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That’s the first Kangaroo team I’ve seen in a while that hasn’t been dominated by QLDers.

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It should have been a scrum with the feed to the Raiders. For me, put the trainers on the sideline and let the players run over and get water and instructions on which direction to run. Sure, if a player is injured, come on the field. But otherwise, keep them off the playing area!

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I think this game will be determined by the centres. Latrell and Joey can be so hot or so cold – nothing in between. Both can have dumb plays and brilliant plays. Both can go missing in games. Both will roll the dice and take risks. Both can give away dumb penalties. Both can do match winning plays. Both get angry!

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It seems to me all QLD teams (excluding Storm) are struggling with internal culture issues. I think it is the first time QLD don’t have a real leader in their QLD based playing group. No JT, Lockyer, Tallis, Walters, Lewis, etc. I think it is starting to show on and off the field.

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I like both of them – I just think Channel 9 has got the mix and format wrong. Erin is from the Thursday night Footy Show format of cheap comedy, laughs and giggles – same as Darryl Brohman. They are entertaining but I don’t take them seriously. And Joey can’t handle not being the centre of attention.

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Thanks Sherlock

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Gallen is probably fitter. Will come down to who has the thicker skull.

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Agree. The concept of having a one off game in the States is waste of time and money. I’ve lived in Asia in the past, plenty of expats, and so hard to find a venue to watch NRL games. Plenty of baseball, soccer and US football. Get the expats involved and build a international supporter base.

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Billy Slater will win.

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This is a real David versus Goliath game. Roosters must be red hot favourites but the Raiders have shown so much grit to get to the GF. I don’t follow either, but I love Stuart’s heart on the sleeve attitude – would love to see him have a win.

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Souths should be pleased with their year. Losing Inglis was a big out for them and the game against the Raiders was a couple of lucky tries. For me, Souths need a hard working prop and a better organised backline. The centres, wingers and fullbacks all look out of place.

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Keary and Papalli should buy Sam Burgess a beer. His public comments last week must have had an impact. If that was a competition game, Keary would get 2 weeks and Papalli one – based on earlier rulings.

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Raiders looked like they wanted it more. Souths looked rudderless and error ridden.

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I think Pearce is the better option. For me, a captain needs to be on the field as much as possible and in the players and refs ear. I would expect Ponga to be getting groomed as the next captain?

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I think the forward packs are about even. It’s the outside backs that Raiders have over Souths in size, skill and experience.

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I see The Rabbits winning the big dance. Why? I think the Raiders played their GF already (against The Storm), and The Roosters and Storm will play theirs this weekend. They’ll bash each other and whoever wins, will have trouble lifting the following week.

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Just when we thought Tonga could be an international contender. Short term publicity here for long term pain. This guy is driven by $$. Reminds me of Titans signing Hayne – just trying to get bums on seats rather than win a game ( I think that rhymed).

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I like Latrell and he could be absolutely anything in the game and life. He just needs someone to help and guide him. He looks so angry all the time. When you score a try, be happy and celebrate! Smile, laugh, enjoy the moment – there seems to be a need within him to show aggression all the time. Maybe because of the comments he receives – be yourself mate, don’t let them get the better of you!

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I’m kinda glad it won’t be a Roosters & Storm GF.

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I think Souths played poorly and probably didn’t deserve to win. Gee they seem to drop a lot of ball, particularly Gagai. For Manly, what a improvement from last year. DCE easily the best half in the NRL this year.

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