For those interested I have done an 11 minute podcast below previewing all 4 pools and who I think will advance from each pool to the quarter finals.
Also identified some key players in each team.
Might help you back a winner!
The Nines is good to watch NRL players playing without the shackles of game plans and structures and block plays and channels. The NRL can really suck the life out of some players skills sets.
I think it has a place in the Rugby League Calander although I can totally understand teams not risking their best players. Im glad our best are sitting at home to be fair.
All the QLD sides look very strong. Warriors maybe not as strong as previous years.