Are the Panthers unstoppable?
Half way through the season, I would of said no, not so sure now, next week will be the acid test, Cleary and Leui haven’t played much footy lately and the side has looked a little less invincible over the back half of the season, the slime have bagged them twice this year, but that means FA come next weekend, it’s a 50/50 game for mine.
If they lose I think they may struggle and if they win, they will go forward having played 2 games of footy in a month, not sure if that will be good or could see them underdone.
I think the Chooks are the ones to look out for even without Manu, I’d say Sualii moves in and they just get on with business, it’s their forwards that sway my thinking, there halves are firing and with Teddy out back and a strong bench, they may well be the first side to win from outside the 4.
I think the Raiders and the Rabbits bow out this weekend and any of the remaining 6 could get the job done, injuries and suspensions will have a massive influence, should be an excellent finals series, sad that we’re not involved, I hate it and I hate it even more thinking the Chooks will come away grinners.