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FInals Dates - Who plays Who

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Somatik, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Somatik

    Somatik Member

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    Silvertails - riddle me this

    Does anybody know what days the first round of finals are on?

    Cant seem to find it anywhere online.

    1 v 4 on what night - 2 v 3 on what day ???

    Looking like we finish 4th and smack BullDesg for a week off....

    Do tell
     
  2. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Everyone knows as much as you. Hasn't been announced yet.
     
  3. Somatik

    Somatik Member

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    AH Ok mate - just trying to plan my night off work
     
  4. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Take the whole weekend off
     
  5. Somatik

    Somatik Member

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    think I might if we play Scum in Melb - cant WAIT !
     
  6. lovefooty

    lovefooty Well-Known Member

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    I hope we take on the Dogs first week and give it to them.
    Who gets the home advantage .?
     
  7. 2830 Eagle

    2830 Eagle Aim low, reach your goals, avoid disappointment

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    1 v 4 is friday night
    2 V 3 is Sunday
    5, 6, 7, 8 is saturday
     
  8. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    This is what they were saying in the ST today, but the AFL results could change this, as well as results this week/next week in the NRL.

    For example, if Sydney get a home game by coming first or second in the AFL, and Melbourne lose this week and next week, there is a high likelihood that there will be 3 games on at ANZ Stadium, with another game at SFS for the Sharks.

    If they were smart in this case, I would play it the following:

    - Swans game at ANZ, and Sharks game (which would currently be the 2nd game on Saturday night) at SFS on the Friday night.

    - Bulldogs game on the Saturday night

    - Souths game on the Sunday afternoon.

    If they were to put the Swans on in the middle of this, that would be stupid and logistically a nightmare.

    See why they haven't announced it yet?

    The alternative result is that no AFL is played in Sydney (Sydney come 3rd) and the only other game in Sydney is the Bulldogs game which would be played on the Friday night at ANZ (Canberra go over the top of the Sharks to get 6th).

    So, no idea until Sunday unfortunately.
     
  9. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My understanding was that since most Sydney clubs can no longer have a home semi, if Canterbury played Manly then that game should be at the SFS (if possible) as the dogs should not get a home game.

    I know they have to take other scheduling into account along with potential crowd sizes but if everything else is clear the dogs should not get to play at their home ground if Manly can't play at Brookie (if positions reversed).
     
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  10. Eagles Terrorist

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    I'd have thought ANZ would be the pick - it's as much a home ground advantage to Manly as it is to the Dogs. That's been one benefit of taking games around the place - we seem to be at home at SFS, ANZ, Blue Tongue or Perth.
     
  11. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't raise this because I'm uncomfortable about Manly's chances at ANZ, I just want the Dogs to be less comfortable. In addition, it's fairer for all Sydney clubs then.
     
  12. Eagles Terrorist

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    Fair enough. But don't you think we've got every reason to be just as comforatble playing there? We've had a lot of success there
     
  13. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Dogs run first then they play at ANZ in week 1.The only Sydney teams that dont get actual home ground advantage are those without adeqauate stadiums like ourselves,cronulla etc.Souths will also be playing at anz in the second week even if they lose in week 1.The top 4 sides maintain the advantage in week 2 regardless of results.
     
  14. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So you're saying Parramatta stadium is inadequate!? It's not just about the quality it is also about the capacity. In that case, no Sydney team should get to play at their home ground unless there is no sensible alternative. SFS is a sensible alternative for a Dogs v Manly semi.

    And no, I don't really care where we play and think we can win anywhere, including Melb. This is about an equitable application of a ruling.
     
  15. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would prefer us to play the Dogs at the SFS on the Saturday. Won't happen though.
    Friday night at ANZ will be a nightmare to get to.
    Anyway we need to focus our collective will power on Manly beating the Titans this Saturday.
     
  16. The Insomniac

    The Insomniac Active Member

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    Has anyone considered that the Dogs might not be minor Premiers ? If Melbourne beat Cronulla tonight and then The Tigers next week, Bulldogs have to beat The Roosters. From what I saw yesterday that might not be that easy.
     
  17. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Still do not understand why the NRL deem AAMI too small for a Final :huh:

    http://www.nrl.com/NRLHQ/ReferenceCentre/FinalsSystemExplained/tabid/10635/Default.aspx
    Victoria:
    Melbourne: Etihad Stadium, MCG

    Has AAMI ever been sold out?
    Watching at an AFL ground is even worse than ANZ :mad:
     
  18. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So this fromn the NRL site

    Week One: Qualifying Finals & Elimination Finals
    The highest qualifying teams after 26 Rounds will host each match at their normal home venue, with exception to any Sydney based NRL club which will play their 'home game' at either the SFS or ANZ Stadium.

    * Home venues subject to NRL approval as suitable to host a Final

    That does not say to me that the Bulldogs are guareteed to play at the Olympic Stadium. I am with Brazda on this. The game shoudl be played at the most neutral venue applicable and that surely is the SFS.
     
  19. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    As if a ground like ANZ actually brings home ground advantage. We've won two finals there recently - im sure we like it.
     
  20. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    We've done pretty well at ANZ lately. People just need to get off their arses and get out there to support the boys. I know it's a long way from the Spit Bridge but your heads won't explode
     

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