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“The Bunnies have been a revelation this season under super coach Wayne Bennett”. Did they not make the prelim final last season? In my opinion they were a better side in 2018.

2019 NRL finals series: Semi-finals preview

So I read that Sam Burgess pulled Smiths hair to square up for the face time incident last year! So he is playing a contact sport against someone 20kgs lighter than himself and he gets square by pulling his hair!! Maybe he should have given him a Chinese burn or a good old fashioned nipple grip as well.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves banned for Sydney Roosters' preliminary final

If you had said to a Gold Coast player he was suspended for round 25 I’m pretty sure the word “disappointed” would not have been used to describe the reaction.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves banned for Sydney Roosters' preliminary final

It’s the same story as Fergo and Duges getting on it in Origin camp. If you do that and win the no questions asked but if you lose especially if you lose by 58…

Reports: Broncos players were at the pub prior to historic Eels loss

It’s the result of repeat offending. The same type of thing works in all types of judicial systems. The rule that should be changed is the grading of the games. To say a preliminary final is the same as a round 12 game against the Gold Coast is the ridiculous part.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves banned for Sydney Roosters' preliminary final

I think the truth is a little bit of both. If coaches were appointed long term and knew that their positions were safe they would recruit with a longer term view rather than looking for immediate success. However sometimes the reality is that coaches do not fit a clubs or in some cases have no idea. The decision to cut your losses needs to be made sooner rather than later.

Ricky Stuart's success highlights the absurdity of disposable coaches

On the final kickoff the Melbourne player to the left of the ball was a meter over the halfway line when the ball was kicked. So never mind the touchie getting the sideline call wrong. Should have been a penalty to Canberra on halfway.

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?

The only people who ever refer to them as the pride of the league are Souths supporters.

Six talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs qualifying final

Yeah I like the history channel too.

Six talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs qualifying final

I said this in another post but I actually think the game last night was similar to last week’s. The Roosters could easily have posted another couple of tries in the first half last week except for a few last minute breakdowns. Last night game is a fair indication of the difference between the teams.

Six talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs qualifying final

The only game Souths and Brisbane can meet in is the grand final.

Six talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs qualifying final

To be totally honest last week’s game could easily have gone the same way. With a little bit of execution the Roosters could’ve led 24 nil at halftime last week. Last night’s score and game is a fair indication of the difference between the teams.

Roosters rout Rabbitohs to book in prelim final

Away crowds are definitely relevant.

By 1998's standards, which NRL teams should face the axe today?

NO RED ZONE ON FOX!!! NOOOOO! :crying:

Dallas Cowboys season preview

Good article and good comparison. There are a few more similarities in relation to some questionable tactics employed by both.

The Melbourne Patriots, or the New England Storm? The unknown twins in today’s sport

To put their success down to this and this alone would be a massive oversimplification. Just about every player they have signed have either been still green on the tree or over ripe at other clubs. I can’t think of a genuine star signed from another club. What could definitely be argued is that they are able to keep players they have developed where other clubs have to let them go.

The Melbourne Patriots, or the New England Storm? The unknown twins in today’s sport

Similar story to last year for Ponga Close to best player in the game for the first half of the season but a non factor after origin. Not sure if it’s physical or mental fatigue but he will need to fix it if he wants to get paid.

The numbers that prove the Knights' improvement

Mate he has conceded 7 penalties in 571 minutes. That’s 1 every 82 minutes. If he is as bad as you say he must be a genius at slowing the play the ball and getting away with it. Perfect.

The Roosters' best 17 is the best 17 in the comp

6 penalties??

The Roosters' best 17 is the best 17 in the comp

Many of us made ladder predictions at the start of the season. Are they still on file somewhere for us to re visit? I’ll put my hand up for severely over estimating Dragons, Cowboys and Penrith. And under estimating Canberra, Manly and Parra

Which non-finalist has been 2019's most disappointing side?

Penrith under achievement is not a new problem. In 1966 when they were accepted into the NSWRL competition I am sure that the administration at the time would be thinking the area would develop into a league powerhouse. 2 premierships in 50 years is not the worst but their win percentage of 44 is ahead of only Wests Tigers, Gold Coast and North QLD. Throughout there existence they have had gun lower grade teams but little of that success has flowed through to first grade. Been happening for 50 years.

Do Penrith have a potential problem?

I know the McIntyre system had it’s faults but one thing it did do was give minor premiers a fair reward by having a softer game to get to the prelim.

Just how important is ladder position, anyway?

I didn’t say I was tipping them. I just said there’s an argument for picking them.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 24

I know what you are saying Albo. Panthers could win, Roosters are going to finish 2nd no matter what so maybe not 100% but I think in terms of tipping this is the most one sided.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 24

3 behind. It’s time for a few all or nothing plays and this weekend is a good one for it. Apart from the Roosters Panthers game all games have arguments both ways.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 24