2017 Predictions Thread...

@gallagher:

Canberra, canterbury and the riff to drop out of the 8.
Us, NZ and Parra to replace them.

I can’t see Canberra falling away. The Dogs for sure though. I think they will miss out and Manly and Souths will continue to struggle.

@Geo.:

If Booze Rothy can do it so can I…

Ladder
1. Melbourne Storm
2. Penrith Panthers
3. Wests Tigers
4. Sydney Roosters
5. North Queensland Cowboys
6. Cronulla Sharks
7. Parramatta Eels
8. Canberra Raiders
9. Brisbane Broncos
10. Gold Coast Titans
11. NZ Warriors
12. Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
13. South Sydney Rabbitohs
14. Newcastle Knights
15. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
!6. St George Illawarra Dragons

Minor Premiers : Storm
Spoon : Dragons
Grand Final : WESTS Tigers v Sydney Roosters
Premiers : WESTS Tigers
Dally M POY : James Tedesco/Mitchell Moses - Joint
Dally M Rookie : Jacob Liddle
Dally M Point Scorer : Mitchell Moses
Dally M Try Scorer : Tim Simona
Dally M Coach : Taylor
Debut for Wests Tigers : Jamal Idris Esan Marsters Watson Heleta…
Origin : NSW 2-1
Origin Debut : NSW Jake Trbojevic QLD Jordan Rankin…

happy_tiger to make a goose of himself at some point in the season…

I thought that was a given that he would make a goose of himself on a weekly basis…he is after all a Qlder with absolutely no idea…having said that,we love his input on the forum,it takes all kinds to make the world go round,that includes the great Flip and old mate GCT…

Storm
Canberra
Panthers
Warriors
Sharks
Broncos
Souths
Tigers

Cowboys shock miss 8
Roosters have points stripped after drug culture exposed on 60 minutes

@GNR4LIFE:

@gallagher:

Canberra, canterbury and the riff to drop out of the 8.
Us, NZ and Parra to replace them.

I can’t see Canberra falling away. The Dogs for sure though. I think they will miss out and Manly and Souths will continue to struggle.

I just think they had a heap of players like BJ and Rapana that over achieved. They’ve been in the NRL for quite a few years but have only had one good year. Add that to the Stuart factor that his methods seem to wear thin on the players after a couple of years.
Manly are a big chance for the spoon and souffs have been crap since mid '15. I agree, no change there.

Minor Premiers = Brisbane
Major Premiers = Canberra

Top 8
Brisbane
Canberra
Cowboys
Melbourne
Sharks
Warriors
Penrith
Wests Tigers

SOO winners = QLD 2-1
World Cup winners = Australia over the Kiwis
Dally M winner = James Tedesco

@Geo.:

If Booze Rothy can do it so can I…

Ladder
1. Melbourne Storm
2. Penrith Panthers
3. Wests Tigers
4. Sydney Roosters
5. North Queensland Cowboys
6. Cronulla Sharks
7. Parramatta Eels
8. Canberra Raiders
9. Brisbane Broncos
10. Gold Coast Titans
11. NZ Warriors
12. Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
13. South Sydney Rabbitohs
14. Newcastle Knights
15. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
!6. St George Illawarra Dragons

Minor Premiers : Storm
Spoon : Dragons
Grand Final : WESTS Tigers v Sydney Roosters
Premiers : WESTS Tigers
Dally M POY : James Tedesco/Mitchell Moses - Joint
Dally M Rookie : Jacob Liddle
Dally M Point Scorer : Mitchell Moses
Dally M Try Scorer : Tim Simona
Dally M Coach : Taylor
Debut for Wests Tigers : Jamal Idris Esan Marsters Watson Heleta…
Origin : NSW 2-1
Origin Debut : NSW Jake Trbojevic QLD Jordan Rankin…

happy_tiger to make a goose of himself at some point in the season…

Your last sentence is probably the only thing that will actually come true 😆

@gallagher:

@GNR4LIFE:

@gallagher:

Canberra, canterbury and the riff to drop out of the 8.
Us, NZ and Parra to replace them.

I can’t see Canberra falling away. The Dogs for sure though. I think they will miss out and Manly and Souths will continue to struggle.

I just think they had a heap of players like BJ and Rapana that over achieved. They’ve been in the NRL for quite a few years but have only had one good year. Add that to the Stuart factor that his methods seem to wear thin on the players after a couple of years.
Manly are a big chance for the spoon and souffs have been crap since mid '15. I agree, no change there.

Souths backline is absolute garbage. All they’ve got is Inglis and even he’s starting to show signs of age.

Melbourne
Canberra
Cowboys
Sharks
Broncos
Penrith
Tigers
Roosters

Parra
WT
Panthers
Warriors
Cowboys
Broncos
Raiders
Sharks

@gallagher:

@GNR4LIFE:

@gallagher:

Canberra, canterbury and the riff to drop out of the 8.
Us, NZ and Parra to replace them.

I can’t see Canberra falling away. The Dogs for sure though. I think they will miss out and Manly and Souths will continue to struggle.

I just think they had a heap of players like BJ and Rapana that over achieved. They’ve been in the NRL for quite a few years but have only had one good year. Add that to the Stuart factor that his methods seem to wear thin on the players after a couple of years.
Manly are a big chance for the spoon and souffs have been crap since mid '15. I agree, no change there.

Penrith are specials to make the 8 IMO, they had plenty of injuries last year and still nearly made the GF……Whare, DWZ and Te Maire will give them plenty of added strikepower. Cleary will go from strength to strength and Tamou will add more depth to their pack. They also don’t lose many games at home.

1. Panthers
2. Canberra
3. Cowboys
4. Storm
5. Titans
6. Broncos
7. Sharks
8. Warriors
9. Tigers
10. Roosters
11. Bulldogs
12. Souths
13. Eels
14. Manly
15. Dragons
16. Knights

Penrith should push the top 2-4 with their squad. Everything a rebuild should be rather than the half hearted effort at our club. Not sure if Griffin is the man to lead them there though.
I think Canberra will drop off some as per gallagher’s post above. As good as BJ and Rapana were last year, they were effectively journeymen at this stage last year. There’ll be some mean reversion IMO.
Roosters will very much bounce back, Sharks will have a bit of a hangover, Warriors will continue to be the Warriors, though kick on a little bit more this year.
My stab in the dark -

Storm
Roosters
Panthers
Cowboys
Broncos
Warriors
Titans
Sharks

Tigers 12th sadly.
I think we have the potential to be ~top 6, but I can’t see our defence suddenly flipping a switch and becoming mildly competent.
Hope I’m wrong, as I usually am.

My top four: Raiders, Panthers, Storm, Titans
My 5-8: Cowboys, Sharks, Broncos, Souths

Knights for the spoon again, but only just below the Dragons.

Tigers 13th.

I’m tempted to go nuts on a grand final prediction because I can see decline potential in both last year’s finalists and the Cowboys. The Raiders will be a popular pick, though I wonder if the smarter teams will have developed game plans to use against them. But what the hell, I’ll go for a Raiders v Titans grand final.

NSW will win Origin.

@ricksen:

Penrith should push the top 2-4 with their squad. Everything a rebuild should be rather than the half hearted effort at our club. Not sure if Griffin is the man to lead them there though.
I think Canberra will drop off some as per gallagher’s post above. As good as BJ and Rapana were last year, they were effectively journeymen at this stage last year. There’ll be some mean reversion IMO.
Roosters will very much bounce back, Sharks will have a bit of a hangover, Warriors will continue to be the Warriors, though kick on a little bit more this year.
My stab in the dark -

Storm
Roosters
Panthers
Cowboys
Broncos
Warriors
Titans
Sharks

Tigers 12th sadly.
I think we have the potential to be ~top 6, but I can’t see our defence suddenly flipping a switch and becoming mildly competent.
Hope I’m wrong, as I usually am.

I think that you have made a decent assessment not sure about the titans though, souths will push for that spot.Unfortunately i have to agree on the tigers because lets face it our defence is shoddy and we have a poor backrow however as always i hope for better.

Bring in one new first grade standard back rower and the team’s chances rise somewhat. The Farah saga however appears to have tied up CAP money.

wests tigers defence improves a heap.
top 8 or better finish, otherwise the coach will not have his contract renewed.
as for other teams, greg inglis finally succumbs to the persistent knee injury and misses majority of the season.

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