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2021 top 8 predictions

Discussion in 'NRL' started by blue bags, Sep 26, 2020.

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  1. panthers

    85.4%
  2. roosters

    84.1%
  3. storm

    87.3%
  4. raiders

    79.6%
  5. eels

    64.3%
  6. rabbits

    80.9%
  7. knights

    30.6%
  8. sharks

    12.1%
  9. warriors

    31.2%
  10. titans

    70.1%
  11. cowboys

    8.9%
  12. dragons

    15.3%
  13. eagles

    28.0%
  14. bulldogs

    8.3%
  15. broncos

    11.5%
  16. tigers

    10.2%
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  1. gerg

    gerg Juniors

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    Which 3 players have been ruled out?

    For fear of upsetting those sensitive Panfers fans I'll be real interested to see how they go without Tamou and Tetevano this year. A lot of pressure on JFH. The greatest halfback in the history of rugba league could struggle behind a pack with less go-forward.
     
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  2. Todd Hoffman

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    Anything happens to Fisher-Harris and their middle is f**ked.
    Leota is yet to prove he is starter. Big year for him. Always good for a dropped ball. I could be wrong but I think he is only a bench impact player.
    I like Leniu but he is just starting out. Eisenhuth is a plodder.
    They need another tough middle to do the pig work.
     
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  3. The_Frog

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    Don't bullshit. This would have been precisely your intention.
     
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  4. The_Frog

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    It is always pure guesswork.
    They do, and they are on the lookout.
     
  5. Jim Rockford

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    I feel the same about Penrith. After last year they won't be able to sneak up on teams this year and will have to work a lot harder to get their wins. They'll still make the 8 but as last year proved, Nathan Cleary doesn't have what it takes to get the job done in the big games.
     
  6. gerg

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    Not at all. I'm genuinely curious. You blokes stunk up every single friggen thread last year with PANTHERS. But when asked a genuine question your jimmies are rustling.

    Who are your middles this year? JFH, Yeo & Leota. Then what?
     
  7. Smug Panther

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    We aren't all the Frog.
    Leniu will be starting prop by September, the kid is a freak. Some of us are hopeful Kikau will spend some time in the middle with Capewell on the left
     
  8. The_Frog

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    It's your jimmies that are rustling old mate. Our roster is available online. Look it up yourself.
    Not like you to be so accommodating to trolls, Umina.
     
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  9. gerg

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    Thank you.
    Tough ask to pin all your hopes on a rookie front rower but I guess if JFH can stay healthy he can help bring through the next generation. I don't know that Kikau is the answer. He is so effective on the edge it doesn't make sense (to me at least) to move him from his favoured position.
     
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    Yeah its a bit of a risk but Capewell is too good to not be playing good minutes. Liam Martin also prefers to play prop so we do have a few options
     
  11. gerg

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    Yeah definitely a gamble whichever way you go. My club (Raiders) looking a bit thin out wide.
     
  12. franklin2323

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    Don't forget Yeo is a proper middle now. For me I want Martin, Capewell and Kikau getting as much time as possible out there.
     
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  13. gerg

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    Sure Yeo is a middle but he is most effective hitting it up off the the back of a bollocking run from JFH and not really a guy that creates that go forward in a set.
     
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    One would say you can point Capewell to a hole and he will go for glory.
     
  15. Todd Hoffman

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    Big difference taking the 3rd or 4th hit up of a set, to the first. Yeo isn't a prop. Fisher-Harris is intimidating and backs it up, Yeo isn't. He is a good worker.

    They need another prop for the pig work. Till Leniu matures.
     
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  16. Todd Hoffman

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    It is all guesswork at this time of year.
    Souffs have a good spine and now with Arrow on board some much needed grunt.
    Latrine was coming into some good form at fullback before he got injured. He should be better this year with a decent pre-season. Wayne's last year, maybe the players lift for him?
    If they stay fit they will be dangerous and tough to beat.
     
  17. blue bags

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    going by the voting in the poll
    bottom 4 will be bulldogs, sharks, cowboys, tigers
    then the dragons, broncos
    and warriors, eagles, 9th 10th
     
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  18. Max_Cady

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    Canberra have so many forwards. Crazy. The backs are decent but thin.

    1. Stormz







    9. Sacred Leichard






    16. Walters
     
  19. blue bags

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    raiders top 4
     
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    Rabbits
    Storm
    Panthers
    Roosters
    Raiders
    Parra
    Raiders
    Titans
     
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