Can the Sydney Roosters win the Grand Final again this year?

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  1. Albert Rosenfeld

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    The fabulous Sydney Roosters are unbeaten after four rounds, as are Melbourne Storm.

    Melbourne rely on the Big Three of Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith for every success. Slater's substitute Cameron Munster is now out for three months, and he will be replaced at five eighth by the Canadian Rylie Jacks. Melbourne will not be at full strength until late June at the earliest.

    The Roosters have a more balanced talent roster than Melbourne, with dynamic halves Mitchell Pearce and Luke Keary, the brilliant centre Latrell Mitchell, a very reliable full back in Michael Gordon, and a very powerful pack of forwards. The only weakness in the team is Shaun Kenny-Dowell, who is the king of dropsy.

    The only other challenges to the Roosters, apart from Melbourne, will come from Brisbane Broncos and Canberra Raiders. Whether either of these can beat the Roosters we have yet to see.

    The top four looks like being Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, with North Queensland, Cronulla, Penrith and Manly making up the final eight.
     
  2. _snafu_

    _snafu_ Referee

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    No.
     
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  3. Spot On

    Spot On First Grade

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    Well, if Melbourne have a Canadian playing for them .... it's already over.

    End thread.
     
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  4. I Bleed Maroon

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    Apart from the Panthers, every team you've beaten are minnows.
     
  5. Hardcore_Fan

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    Roosters would be the early favourites for sure.
     
  6. TheDalek079

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    comparing the team to 2013, its pretty similar (e.g. Mini and Gordon, Lats and RTS, Jenko and Fergo, Keary and Maloney). We're just missing SBW, and an experienced prop, but the playing group has gained some experience. But the game has moved on since 2013.

    We should be contenders, but there's half a dozen teams who should be contenders too
     
  7. God-King Dean

    God-King Dean Moderator Staff Member

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    Stfu @adamkungl

    Pick the right account for once
     
  8. thorson1987

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    Not just any Canadian.

    The 1st Canadian to score a try in the NRL.
     
  9. Jaegerex

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    #MarchPremiers

    Congrats on taking that coveted title off Souths.
     
  10. Albert Rosenfeld

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    Yes, but the Sydney Roosters still have a lot of improvement in them. Mitchell and Tupou are developing into a devastating left side combination, comparable to Leipana at the Raiders.
     
  11. user_nat

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    I believe they are eligible to win, yes.
     
  12. Life's Good

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    TLDR But I reckon he wants to add some French dude to the team.
     
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  13. soc123_au

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    Is Riley Jacks French Canadian?
     
  14. Hutty1986

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    Mythchell 'dynamic'?
     
  15. txta2

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    Yes. Roosters will win the GF, in March
     
  16. El Diablo

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    Don't see why not.
     
  18. Haynetrain

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    90% of the teams in this comp are lesbians so there a decent chance
     
  19. OVP

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    FFS Albert if you jinx us ... the last thing we need is a shitpost like this. f**k off, we are a long way from being the best team in the comp atm.

    Anyone remember Rooster Cogburn's post before the 2003 GF ? Still haunts me to this day.
     
  20. Leber

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    The team that has the most Namibians will win.
     
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