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Semi Final Predictions

OneEyedDragon

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The draft system lost after 1991 case by Terry Hill.
Yes, I think he was the test case for the RLPA. The NRL lost the case on the grounds of "restraint of trade " if I remember correctly. I think the draft only survives in other codes because their players accept it, the league players didn't.
 

Gareth67

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How did Paps get away with his stiff arm to the head of Garrick?

Good question Dave , then there were the 2 attempted head-highs on Tommy Turbo by Funicane and only minutes later by Smith .

What got me was that both the mugs looked straight at the ref after their tackles basically showing that they knew exactly what they were doing , still for mine they should had been penalized for the attempt .
 

mickeylane

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Manly were really disappointing- I thought they would give it to Storm..
hopefully south’s beat Penrith.. and I still think Titans could pip Roosters
 

Red V for life

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How the contact with the head rule applies really irritates me.

A Roosters player was falling and Proctor hit him in the head no more than 20cms from the ground. Verills just collected Kelly in the head with his shoulder as Kelly got bent over from a forceful low tackle.

Proctor…seriously…he can’t disappear. I’d argue Verills had no time to change his position. Neither tackle was deliberate foul play.

I do appreciate the health aspect behind the rule, but I really struggle with these kind of penalties.
 

TruSaint

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Yes, I think he was the test case for the RLPA. The NRL lost the case on the grounds of "restraint of trade " if I remember correctly. I think the draft only survives in other codes because their players accept it, the league players didn't.

Correct.

And I am against a draft. I do believe it is a restraint of trade. Why should someone qualified for a job be directed ( without his / her input ), as to where they are employed.

This debate arises every few years when, as fans, we think the whole world is against us. Barring any new revelations, we should accept that some teams manage caps better and we should aim to do so.
 

OneEyedDragon

Juniors
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Correct.

And I am against a draft. I do believe it is a restraint of trade. Why should someone qualified for a job be directed ( without his / her input ), as to where they are employed.

This debate arises every few years when, as fans, we think the whole world is against us. Barring any new revelations, we should accept that some teams manage caps better and we should aim to do so.
Yes, the bad side of a draft would be a situation where the Dragons develop, say, Sullivan, Amone and Sloan. These players I assume would be highly rated in the draft and would be able to be picked up by (this year) the Dogs, Cowboys or Broncos. Now that would upset me!
 

TruSaint

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Yes, the bad side of a draft would be a situation where the Dragons develop, say, Sullivan, Amone and Sloan. These players I assume would be highly rated in the draft and would be able to be picked up by (this year) the Dogs, Cowboys or Broncos. Now that would upset me!

And that would be likely mate.
 

Gareth67

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How did that idiot ref allow the game to continue on after the halftime siren - and eventually give Penrith a bluudy penalty after the ball had been exchanged between both sides ? ?

That was damn wrong , Penrith got an extra 2 points to even the game up at the break . It seems the ref makes up his own rules and applies them when he feels the need . A- holes !
 

Dragon David

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Good question Dave , then there were the 2 attempted head-highs on Tommy Turbo by Funicane and only minutes later by Smith .

What got me was that both the mugs looked straight at the ref after their tackles basically showing that they knew exactly what they were doing , still for mine they should had been penalized for the attempt .
Exactly!
 

jeffdragon

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Well it csnt be storm panthers.
Luai and clearly were mia.
Cant cheer for souths as I csnt stand gagai walker, arrow and Reynolds.
Storm for me to win it.
 

Gareth67

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Well I don’t wish to blow my own trumpet however I did predict their win ! ☺️

Penrith too cocky for their own good , they played a team that was intent on some very close defense and were found wanting .

Penrith if they win their next semi , they will need to play the Storm in the final - very loooong odds to beat them , their season could very well come to a premature end .
 
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thebigredv

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Well I don’t wish to blow my own trumpet however I did predict their win ! ☺️

Penrith too cocky for their own good , they play a team that was intent on some very close defense and were found wanting .

If they win their next semi they will need to play the Storm in the final - very loooong odds to beat them , their season could very well come to a premature end .

Credit to you. I honestly thought souths were no chance.

Thy egg runneth cold down my face!
 

blacksafake

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Well I don’t wish to blow my own trumpet however I did predict their win ! ☺️

Penrith too cocky for their own good , they played a team that was intent on some very close defense and were found wanting .

If they win their next semi they will need to play the Storm in the final - very loooong odds to beat them , their season could very well come to a premature end .
Should they play the Storm I’d be prepared to back the winner from the other side of the drawer. Storm v Panthers will be like a gf & the winner would find it hard to backup.
 

Gareth67

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Should they play the Storm I’d be prepared to back the winner from the other side of the drawer. Storm v Panthers will be like a gf & the winner would find it hard to backup.

Should be a great game , but Penrith will need to put tonight’s defeat behind them to win their next match and then to go on to play against the Storm .

Still cannot go past the Storm to go all the way , tough game or not , they will still have far too much fire power for whomever they face .
 
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