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March premiers

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    There have always been teams well known for their ability to sprint out of the blocks but which are not likely to trouble the opposition in September. In fact many years ago Manly had such a reputation.

    Might be interesting to see which teams are flavour of the month from time to time as the season wears on.

    My March premiers are Brisbane in a photo from Cows (for obvious reasons). The rest of the Top 4 is Dogs and Eels.

    Of those I expect the Eels to be first to fade off the pace, regardless of whether they miraculously avoid losing competition points for cap rorts. They have started with a bang but I doubt they can go the distance.

    Would not surprise me if Brisbane are the only ones from that group who end up in the real Top 4.
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Injuries will determine the Top 8 - the reduced interchange, the short turnarounds and the physical size of the next Gen, injury is really the great leveler.

    How many Players are all over the old 6 foot? Even the wingers are 90kg +
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Another reason the Broncos are likely to be there, I doubt they have many 5 day turnarounds.
     
  4. Loobs

    Loobs Scott Fulton’s 5th Cousin Premium Member

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    They don't. Which makes me eye roll at Thaiday saying how tough they are.
     
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    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I think the same way with whomever is leading our tipping comp!

      *wink*
       
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      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        What the ....??
         
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        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          OMG I am still leading, I am on a roll

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          • Rodo

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            Agreed. A team like the Roosters are but a shadow of the team that were minor premiers for the past 3 years. And this has a lot to do with the players they have out (plus their new young halves/fullback). They will go much better if they can field their best team.
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

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            At this stage you'd have to favour the early season favourites, and current betting favourites , Donkeys and Girls to continue their success , however how they recover from SOO will determine that.

            Bulldogs look good but always seem to lack the killer punch in the big games.

            The Squeals, well who knows , injury free and with Uncle Toddy on their side ( plus the refs) may well feature in the top 4.

            Titans are a surprise , especially without Elgey.

            Sharks seem up and down, again who knows with them.

            One things for sure a long long way to go.
             
          • Fluffy

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            Did I miss something?

            Did the Storm get docked points again? That would be great
             
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            • Mark from Brisbane

              Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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              Oh yes I forgot about those cheating grubby bastards!!

              Jeez they had the grubsville stuff on tap last night didn't they.
               
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            • Fluffy

              Fluffy Well-Known Member

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              wouldn't know, was at work until 4am
               
            • The Who

              The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              Of course Brisbane will be the minor premiers. It's written into their Friday Night Football contract with Channel 9.
               
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              • sheridanstand78

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                The donkeys are the cherished by the news limited centric NRL. I expect the dogs to be in the top 4, their form looks great so far. I expect the Cows to be in the mix for the top 4 as well.

                It is early doors but the unfairness of the draw is having a big affect on games, teams with 5 day turn arounds have mostly struggled to back up.

                I think the NRL have to make a call about the whinging worms and whether they will be docked points due to their alleged rorting of the cap, cause can you image the whining coming out of the west of the NRL do what they are supposed to do and enforce the cap rules? Interesting times ahead no doubt.
                 
              • KeithSheldon

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                Considering in 2015 the March premiers were Newcastle, and in 2014 the March premiers were The Dragons being at the top of the ladder by the end of March isn't usually a good thing.
                 
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                • Mark from Brisbane

                  Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                  But don't forget it's Uncle Toddy in charge now, and he doesn't have balls!!
                   
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                  • simon64

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                    It's seriously farcical Mark.

                    The game is already in serious danger of being taken as a joke without Toddy and his idiot mates letting a club break the salary cap right under their noses while they sit on their hands.

                    Sends a clear message that the NRL have literally No Real Leadership.
                     
                  • Mark from Brisbane

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                    And you'd have to be thinking every CEO would be saying " **** it, if those ****s can do it so can we".

                    Which basically is great news for clubs such as the Broncos, and terrible news for the likes of Newcastle.
                     
                  • globaleagle

                    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Todd says they can't rush these things. Investigations take time and well....we have to help parra win a premiership before hitting them with a $500 fine.

                    So patience everyone! - Todd says so.
                     
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                    • HappilyManly

                      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      It took Gallop 3 years to get the Scumos, so patience people.

                      So glad that BoChoc and Sooky Pants contributed to the deParra cause :p
                       
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