NRL Rd 5 2018 - General Non-Warriors Thread

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  1. SpaceMonkey

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    Weren’t in the second though. If we put that first half form together for 80, we’re peaking.

    Donkeys yet to trouble the scoreboard at half time.... which tells me we can take them next week.
     
  2. Philip_Smith007

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    We should.
    Let's hope we dont get complacent.
    Or Bennett calls them soft!!!!
     
  3. Blair

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    15-10 to Knights, another serious question asked about another of the 2018 favourites. Should the Broncos be losing these games?
     
  4. Blair

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  5. Penrose Warrior

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    Absolute standing ovation for Nathan Brown calling out that old decrepit hypocritical trackhead. Bennett called him out, Brown went back with brutal honesty. Great work. Love Nathan Brown even more now.

    Bennett is past his use by date. Move him on.
     
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  6. Penrose Warrior

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    It's just incredible what Ivan has done already there. Two wins over the Storm, in Melbourne and in Auckland - Referee Smith's 300th and Bellamy's 400th. With a rebuilt roster.

    I know Kearney is now up to speed and coaching well but it further shows the idiocy of those in charge that didn't appoint Cleary. He was always going to do well wherever he went.

    And my bet with a mate for a slab of beers that the Tigers would make the 8 is looking hot.
     
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  7. Philip_Smith007

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    Tigers have had least points scored against them.
    Solid defensive team.

    Will be interesting when we play them at home in round 9 potentially to beat club record winning streak.
     
  8. Blair

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    Well, I'm not sure an Uncle Ivan-coached side has lost to the Warriors. We did discuss this a while back but I've forgotten the outcome.

    Another hoodoo about to be broken, perhaps.
     
  9. Blair

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    Let's not pre-empt anything but with JT looking old, the Storm looking flat, the Broncos disjointed, Bennett very 'move-on-able', etc, etc, this season is shaping up as quite a shift from the usual order.
     
  10. Blair

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    A quite incredible NRL Rd 5 ladder when you think about it:

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  11. Philip_Smith007

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    Saw this in an NRL dragons article.

    Only 20 teams have won their first four matches in NRL history and 14 of them have finished in the top four, while four have won the grand final.

    Not sure of stats on 5 wins.
     
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  12. Penrose Warrior

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    Interesting that the Dragons posted that, they were 5-0 last year and missed the eight didn't they? Or 2016.

    We did beat Ivan once that I remember, 30-20 or so at home in 2014? Otherwise he's owned us. We bear no resemblance to Warriors of old now so it won't be as easy a scouting mission
     
  13. jaseg

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    Dunno about the whole of the NRL era, but in the last 5 years there have been 3 teams to go 5-0 to start the season - 2017 Storm (finished 1st + won grand final), 2013 Storm (3rd) & 2013 Souths (2nd).
     
  14. Blair

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    Round 5 Ladder:

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