Edited by Fried, 06 March 2012 - 12:44 AM.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:38 AM
For who I support, obviously I go for the Warriors. But I also go for the Sea Eagles (while I support both teams, the Sea Eagles are my top team).
As for who I want in the Finals, as long as it's not the Storm or the Broncos, I'm all good. Oh, and the Cowboys.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:18 AM
Physical game last night Newcastle vs Broncos.
It's gonna be interesting what they do if the Warriors get a home final on the night of the World Cup opening ceremony & All Blacks game. I saw Steve Price on the tele last night and he said expect a lot of All Black tickets to be sold on ebay (or whatever the Kiwi equilvalent is) if it's confirmed that the Warriors do get a home final. I dunno though, Unions huge down there compared to League isn't it?
Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:54 AM
Anyhoo, yeah the Sea Eagles are my team, and I hope they can win it this season, if the Warriors can't. I mean, while I would like to see the Sea Eagles win their 8th title, I'd like to see the Warriors win their first more.
The NZ equivalent is TradeMe. But yeah, there will be a lot of tickets on there. Though I think they're trying to stop scalpers selling tickets online.
And yeah, Rugby Union is huge here in NZ. If it's not the All Blacks, it's the Super 15. And if it's not the Super 15, it's the ITM Cup. It's a bit of a Rugby Union overhaul. That's why I prefer NRL. We get it each year, but nowhere near as much. Plus, they play the Warriors games each week. And then there's also Manly Night Monday on Maori TV. Which means if I miss a game, I can see it on Monday night. Plus, because Benji Marshall is the top Kiwi, we also get Tigers games quite a bit.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:45 AM
That's one reason why I don't like Manly. Not just because it was against St George. He's just a dirty player. I seem to remember a AUS vs NZ test where he smashed Slater very late without the ball too.
Also I don't like the way they handled the thing with Stewart. They say they're over it but they still go on about it. Blah Blah Gallop's got to apologise, all that shit about Stewarts soul needing to be cleansed WTF.
And I just hate that area of Sydney.
Story in the paper today is that Gallops off to the Melbourne vs Manly game on Friday night. Going to get a bit of a frosty reception there from both sides.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:28 AM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:14 AM
Manly vs Melbourne at Brookvale Friday night. I have to go for Melbourne although Manly are favourites at home.
Looking forward to both Sunday games too.
St George Illawarra vs New Zealand at WIN stadium
Brisbane vs Souths at Suncorp.
Plus the Tri-nations decider.
Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:52 AM
Even though the Dragons are in a slump, the Warriors are very patchy at times. They'll win a few games, and then lose a few. However, if they can beat the Dragons, it'll solidify them into the top 4 (even more if they already have).
Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:44 PM
Gonna be a good game tonight. My tips Melbourne. Last week against St George I think it was 8-6 or something in the end but not once did I think Melbourne were going to loose it. Dragons didn't have anything in attack. Melbourne had suffocating defense.
And I go for any team that plays against Manly.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:56 AM
Kinda hard for me, when the Sea Eagles are my #1 team, with the Warriors being #2 As for the Warriors, I really hope they win against the Dragons. But it's gonna be very hard, as the Warriors are winless in Wollongong.
There is a saying in Rugby League: 'Every week, you go for two teams: your team, and the team Manly is playing against'
Apparently Wellington, NZ is one of the top bids to get one of the expansion teams. Man, if NZ gets another NRL team, that'd be great. I'd still support the Warriors though.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:27 AM
The only thing I like about manly is Sarah Murdoch. Heh...
Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:16 AM
Apparently Wellington and Christchurch are the 2 places in NZ with bids to get a new NRL team. Unfortunately, I think it'll go to Wellington if a second NZ team is to be born. AMI Stadium (home of the Crusaders and Canterbury rugby teams) is still down since February, and won't be open at all in 2012.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:29 PM
I really like the warriors more than any other team on the top 8, i hope i go to sydney to the grand final to see the warriors.
I don't want the melbourne storm to win, thats for shure... I HATE THEM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:01 PM
Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:27 AM
I personally don't mind a bit of a fight on the field but I think on Fridays Melbourne vs Manly game it looked really ugly. After they got sin binned and were walking to the sheds I thought they were having a laugh about it. I know they're brothers and all but it didn't look good the way the players ran from the try line to half way to break it up.
That aside though I thought Manly were dominant but I think some heads are going to roll and I don't think it's gonna go in Manlys favour.
Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:30 AM
Hoping Tigers loose against Gold Coast tonight.
Tigers could jump over Warriors and Dragons and maybe Cowboys if they win convincingly.
heh...I can dream.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:58 AM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:24 AM
I think the drawed game Dragons had with Parramatta earlier in the year is going to make things interesting.
1. Storm 42 points 245 Points differential
2. Sea Eagles 40 points 216 PD
3. Broncos 38 points 131 PD
4. Cowboys 32 points 64 PD
5. Dragons 31 points 122 PD
6. Warriors 30 points 99 PD
7. Tigers 30 points 52 PD * playing tonight
8. Knights 26 points 19 PD
9. Rabbitohs 26 points -15 PD
10. Bulldogs 26 points -54 PD
Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:51 AM
The Warriors play the Cowboys in the next round, whereas the Sea Eagles play the Broncos.