NRL finals - Week 3 (spoilers)

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NRL finals - Week 3 (spoilers)

Post by Byron Bay Fan » Tue 18 Sep, 2018 7:40 pm

NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series – Week 3



First Preliminary Final: Melbourne Storm (2) vs Cronulla Sharks (4), AAMI Park, Friday, September 21, 7.40pm (broadcast on Nine from 7pm)

NRLW: Brisbane Broncos v New Zealand Warriors; 5.15pm


Second Preliminary Final: Sydney Roosters (1) vs South Sydney Rabbitohs (3), Allianz Stadium, Saturday, September 22, 7.40pm (broadcast on Nine from 7pm)

NRLW: Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons; 5.10pm

As Souths seem to be the only team not on the noses for WT fans (except for Russell) they are probably our favourites.

The Sharks first GF win may have been tainted but not proven yet but as Sydneysiders we don't really mind if they win again.

We won't really mind if Teddy advances with Roosters to prove that at least WT did have a great player once recently.

Two more solid games this weekend would be fantastic.
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Post by WT2K » Tue 18 Sep, 2018 7:52 pm

preliminary finals squad lists

Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith, 10 Tim Glasby, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Joe Stimson, 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14 Kenny Bromwich, 15 Christian Welch, 16 Ryan Hoffman, 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves: 18 Brandon Smith, 19 Jahrome Hughes, 20 Sam Kasiano, 21 Cheyse Blair

Sharks: 1 Val Holmes, 2 Sosaia Feki, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Edrick Lee, 6 Matt Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Luke Lewis, 12 Kurt Capewell, 13 Paul Gallen

Interchange: 14 Scott Sorensen, 15 James Segeyaro 16 Aaron Woods 17 Jayson Bukuya

Reserves: 18 Josh Dugan, 19 Ava Seumanufagai, 20 Joseph Paulo, 21 Kyle Flanagan


Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Mitchell Aubusson, 4 Joseph Manu, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11 Boyd Cordner, 12 Isaac Liu, 13 Victor Radley

Interchange: 14 Lindsay Collins, 15 Zane Tetevano 16 Nat Butcher, 17 Ryan Matterson

Reserves: 18 Matt Ikuvalu, 19 Sean O’Sullivan, 20 Paul Momirovski, 21 Sitili Tupounia

Rabbitohs: 1 Alex Johnston, 2 Campbell Graham, 3 Greg Inglis, 4 Dane Gagai, 5 Robert Jennings, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Tom Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 George Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 12 Angus Crichton, 13 Sam Burgess

Interchange: 14 Hymel Hunt, 15 Cameron Murray, 16 Jason Clark, 17 Dean Britt

Reserves: 18 Braidon Burns, 19 Mark Nicholls, 20 Tevita Tatola, 21 Connor Tracey
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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 4:30 pm

If Cronulla had to do funny things to finally win a GF surely it is forgivable. I like the roughy Gallen over pretty-boy Cam - still pretty coz he offloads before he is uplifted.

I doubt that Woodsy will hold up against the giant Melb pack but good luck to him and hope he plays his heart out to finally get into a GF.
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 6:19 pm

Gallen out.

Who is going to overrule the halves and take useless one out hittups now?

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Post by The Patriot » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 6:44 pm

Couldnt happen to a more deserved person. I am surprised they didnt have an injection for that though.
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Post by jadtiger » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 6:50 pm

The sharks chances have improved by Gallen being out

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Post by WT2K » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 7:26 pm

Surprised he didn't get injections for it. As jadtiger said, sharks improved with gal missing.
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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 8:42 pm

Hoping the Sharks can get up but think they have too many forwards out injured.

Souths and Roosters should be a great game - leaning towards Roosters.

So unfortunately a Storm v Roosters grand final is looking likely.

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Post by sheer64 » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 9:18 pm

Prefer a Sharks v Wrabbits GF over the others.
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Post by Fade To Black » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 12:39 pm

What a spewsome prelim finals series. Souths are only marginally more palatable than the Broncos, apart from that it is the 4 most hated teams in the NRL battling it out. There are no winners here. Salary cap cheats, drug cheats and gits who drop their wang out and then get upset for their family because they have been caught out.........this prelim series has the whole gamut covered.

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Post by tsjonathan » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 1:49 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 6:19 pm
Gallen out.

Who is going to overrule the halves and take useless one out hittups now?
PG13 def out?

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 2:47 pm

tsjonathan wrote:
Fri 21 Sep, 2018 1:49 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 6:19 pm
Gallen out.

Who is going to overrule the halves and take useless one out hittups now?
PG13 def out?
Was cut from the squad last night.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 23 Sep, 2018 4:03 pm

I think Souths missed a smart playmaker last night, some shocking passes from DH
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Post by Demps » Sun 23 Sep, 2018 4:24 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 23 Sep, 2018 4:03 pm
I think Souths missed a smart playmaker last night, some shocking passes from DH
They targeted Cook.
Kept him contained.
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Post by WT2K » Sun 23 Sep, 2018 4:57 pm

One things for sure.. If cronk plays the gf.. Strom will definitely try rip his arm off
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Post by Clearyweareone » Sun 23 Sep, 2018 7:00 pm

No surprise Storm verses Easts Grand Final.

I expect Billy Slater to get off his shoulder charge and play in the Grand Final.

I expect Cooper Cronk to miss the Grand Final.

Storm to be too strong for Easts.

Cameron Munster player of the match.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 23 Sep, 2018 7:06 pm

Clearyweareone wrote:
Sun 23 Sep, 2018 7:00 pm
No surprise Storm verses Easts Grand Final.

I expect Billy Slater to get off his shoulder charge and play in the Grand Final.

I expect Cooper Cronk to miss the Grand Final.

Storm to be too strong for Easts.

Cameron Munster player of the match.
All likely outcomes imo. No way Cronk will play. Word is his injury is as severe as JT’s injury that kept him out for the second half of the season last year. If that’s the case, the Roosters are delusional even considering playing him. If he’s out, it’s the Storm’s gf to lose imo. With or without Slater.

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 23 Sep, 2018 7:16 pm

Slater cannot get off...I cant see how he can get off..
It was a shoulder to shoulder contact...classic shoulder charge
The lawyer theyve hired got Wighton & Burgess off SCs
Burgess' was nothing more than a defender bracing for impact:

Wightons was THAT game on Edwards at LO
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