I'm doubting we can finish any higher than 3rd on the ladder. Assuming it's Dogs 1, Scum 2, what's better in the finals? Finish 4th, and we play the Dogs in Sydney. Beat them, and we remain in Sydney for the whole finals. Lose, and assuming Melb win (I can't see Souths beating them down there) that puts us on track to have to play them in the qualifying final in week 3. Finish 3rd, and we play Melb in Melb.........and then no matter what will play the rest of the games in Syd - win and of course we stay in Syd, lose and then be on track for a game with the Dogs (or Souths) in week 3. Not that I think it matters either way as we won't lose week 1 (or any week for that matter), but which is better is the unthinkable happens?