NRL 2017 Draw Released

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  1. Fangs

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    Round 15 - BYE

    Round 16 - Panthers v Cowboys @ 1300SMILES Stadium
    3pm Saturday 24 June

    Round 17 - Panthers v Rabbitohs @ ANZ Stadium
    4pm Sunday 2 July

    Round 18 - Panthers v Manly @ Pepper Stadium
    5.30pm Saturday 8 July


    Round 19 - Panthers v Warriors @ Mt Smart Stadium
    8pm Friday 14 July

    Round 20 - Panthers v Titans @ Pepper Stadium
    3pm Saturday 22 July


    Round 21 - Panthers v Bulldogs @ Pepper Stadium

    Round 22 - Panthers v Wests Tigers @ Pepper Stadium

    Round 23 - Panthers v Cowboys @ Pepper Stadium

    Round 24 - Panthers v Raiders @ GIO Stadium

    Round 25 - Panthers v Dragons @ Pepper Stadium

    Round 26 - Panthers v Manly @ Brookvale Oval
     
  2. Fangs

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    4 home games in a row? I totally forgot about this.

    We only get to play the Storm, Sharks and Roosters once this season. Those are the 3 real contenders for mine. So if we do make the 8 we won't get a real test until the finals begin.
     
  3. PenrithPanther45

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    If the Dragons and Manly don't fall away NQL, RAI (away), STG and MAN last 4 games is a fair test.
     
  4. Fangs

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    I do agree. But believe it or not I'm am viewing 2017 as if we can win the premiership.

    Its funny how quickly this comp can swing. We aren't playing like a team that can win the comp but there are only 2-3 genuine contenders. Catch them on a bad day and you can steal it.

    Gould said the comp was soft in 2016? Its way softer this year.
     
  5. PenrithPanther45

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    I do agree partly but this year it is Melbourne's premiership to lose without a doubt.
     
  6. billypilgrimnz

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    I think the Sharks are a big chance of going back to back personally.
     
  7. PenrithPanther45

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    I still can't believe that they are winning so many games given the amount of errors and missed tackles they're making. It is scary how good they can be seeing how average they have played and still won on countless occasions this year. Still, I think Billy Slater's addition at fullback has lifted Melbourne another level. A Melb v Cro GF looks highly likely unless they come up against each other before the GF.
     
  8. billypilgrimnz

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    They are just insanely hard to beat when it matters. Whether it is the coaching or just rock-solid self-belief or just having enough talent in the right places, they are never out of a game.

    I mean, I hope I'm wrong, because the last thing I want is them catching up to us.
     
  9. billypilgrimnz

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    Hopefully I have jinxed them!

    Anyway, at the moment, we sit 9th on the ladder.

    Our record against the seven below us: W6 L1 (haven't played the Titans yet)
    Our record against the eight above us: W0 L7 (haven't played Manly yet)

    Guess what: It's not the refs.

    And we have 6 games against the bottom 8 left, and only 4 against the top 8. We have had a piss easy draw this year, really.
     

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