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The 2022 Build Up thread

Spanner in the works

First Grade
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6,067
Perhaps a thread on this - I couldn't see one - but with the 2022 season just a few short months away (😜), thought I'd kick off the build up discussion. So, in that stead, here we go (ps - answer whatever you want):

Top 8
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: XXX
Winner: XXX
Clive Churchill Medallist: XXX


Wooden Spoon
XXX


Dally M Player of the Year
XXX


Rookie of the year
XXX


Signing of the season
XXX


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
XXX


Disappointment of the year - player
XXX


Disappointment of the year - club
XXX


First coach sacked
XXX


First player to be sacked
XXX


State of Origin winner
XXX


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
XXX


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
XXX


First forum poster to rage quit
XXX
 

Perth Red

Post Whore
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52,908
Bulldogs to be better, Cowboys for the spoon, Sharks to make the 8, Storm to finish 4th, Tigers 9th, Warriors to be able to play at home at long last, Knights to disappoint again, Panthers minor premiers, Roosters to win GF. Madge first coach sacked after a 5 game losing streak at start of season.
 

some11

Referee
Messages
20,546
Top 8
1. Roosters
2. Storm
3. Cronulla
4. Panthers
5. Manly
6. Broncos
7. Rabbits
8. Not the tigers


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Roosters, Storm
Winner: Storm
Clive Churchill Medallist: Harry Grant


Wooden Spoon
Dragons


Dally M Player of the Year
Cleary


Rookie of the year
No idea


Signing of the season
Finucane, Hynes


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Broncos


Disappointment of the year - player
Mitchell Moses


Disappointment of the year - club
Titans


First coach sacked
Ricky Stuart


First player to be sacked
Reece Walsh


State of Origin winner
NSW


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Some obscure player during a crackdown


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Brad Arthur grows hair


First forum poster to rage quit
Me
 

t-ba

Post Whore
Messages
50,565
Top 8
1. Bradley Parker
2. Bradley Parker
3. Bradley Parker
4. Bradley Parker
5. Bradley Parker
6. Bradley Parker
7. Bradley Parker
8. Bradley Parker


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Bradley v Parker
Winner: Bradley Parker
Clive Churchill Medallist: Bradley Parker


Wooden Spoon
Bradley Parker


Dally M Player of the Year
Bradley Parker


Rookie of the year
Bradley Parker


Signing of the season
Bradley Parker


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Bradley Parker


Disappointment of the year - player
Bradley Parker


Disappointment of the year - club
Bradley Parker


First coach sacked
Bradley Parker


First player to be sacked
Bradley Parker


State of Origin winner
Bradley Parker


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Bradley Parker

Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Bradley Parker


First forum poster to rage quit
Bradley Parker
 

ColdWetPanther

Juniors
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2,259
Top 8
1. Bradley Parker
2. Bradley Parker
3. Bradley Parker
4. Bradley Parker
5. Bradley Parker
6. Bradley Parker
7. Bradley Parker
8. Bradley Parker


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Bradley v Parker
Winner: Bradley Parker
Clive Churchill Medallist: Bradley Parker


Wooden Spoon
Bradley Parker


Dally M Player of the Year
Bradley Parker


Rookie of the year
Bradley Parker


Signing of the season
Bradley Parker


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Bradley Parker


Disappointment of the year - player
Bradley Parker


Disappointment of the year - club
Bradley Parker


First coach sacked
Bradley Parker


First player to be sacked
Bradley Parker


State of Origin winner
Bradley Parker


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Bradley Parker

Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Bradley Parker


First forum poster to rage quit
Bradley Parker
This is ridiculous.

No way Brad Parker gets sacked.
 

ColdWetPanther

Juniors
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2,259
Great work Spanner;


Top 8
1. Penrith
2. Roosters
3. Melbourne
4. Broncos
5. Manly
6. Parra
7. Souths
8. Sharks


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Penrith and Roosters
Winner: Panthers
Clive Churchill Medallist: Chrichton (the East’s one with a pony-tail)


Wooden Spoon
Tiggers

Dally M Player of the Year
Staggs

Rookie of the year
Preston’s boy

Signing of the season
Adam Reynolds

The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Broncos

Disappointment of the year - player
Hynes (got nothing against him but leaving the Storm is hard and he is very raw)

Disappointment of the year - club
Knights

First coach sacked
Adam O’Brien


First player to be sacked
Milford

State of Origin winner
Blues

Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Thompson- 8 weeks.


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Player strike after V’Landy’s make another unilateral decision.
 

redVinme

Juniors
Messages
1,817
Never too early.

Top 8
1. Roosters
2. Panthers
3. Storm
4. Rabbitohs
5. Sharks
6. Sea eagles
7. Eels
8. Raiders



Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Penrith/Parra(smokey)
Winner: Parra-NRL fairytail completed.
Clive Churchill Medallist: Reed Mahoney


Wooden Spoon
Tigers


Dally M Player of the Year
Joey Manu


Rookie of the year
Tyrell Sloan - if eligible


Signing of the season
Woodsy


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Bronx


Disappointment of the year - player
Latrell Mitchel


Disappointment of the year - club
Knights or Titans


First coach sacked
Madge


First player to be sacked
Cam Munster


State of Origin winner
Blues


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
any dragons player. Rav4 8 weeks for a textbook tackle.


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Storm over cap and busted


First forum poster to rage quit
anyone who doesnt lol@souffs
 

This Year?

Referee
Messages
22,492
Top 8
1. Storm
2. Roosters
3. Eels
4. Sea Eagles
5. Panthers
6. Rabbitohs
7. Sharks
8. Titans


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Storm v Sea Eagles
Winner: Sea Eagles
Clive Churchill Medallist: Tommy Turbo


Wooden Spoon
Dragons


Dally M Player of the Year
James Tedesco


Rookie of the year
No clue


Signing of the season
Adam Reynolds


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Eels


Disappointment of the year - player
Moses Mbye


Disappointment of the year - club
Bulldogs


First coach sacked
Madge


First player to be sacked
Josh Hodgson


State of Origin winner
NSW


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
12 weeks Josh Maguire


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Restructure of international rep footy.


First forum poster to rage quit
Skeepe ( just kidding :p )
 

Spanner in the works

First Grade
Messages
6,067
Top 8
1. Roosters
2. Melbourne
3. Panthers
4. Titans
5. Manly
6. Knights
7. Raiders
8. Sharks


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Melbourne v Roosters
Winner: Roosters
Clive Churchill Medallist: Papenhuyzen


Wooden Spoon
Tigers


Dally M Player of the Year
Ponga


Rookie of the year
???


Signing of the season
Matt Burton


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Raiders


Disappointment of the year - player
Turbo


Disappointment of the year - club
Manly


First coach sacked
Brad Arthur


First player to be sacked
TPJ


State of Origin winner
Blues


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
8 weeks - Mitchell


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Confirmation of the expansion clubs


First forum poster to rage quit
You
 

GongPanther

Referee
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Bulldogs to be better, Cowboys for the spoon, Sharks to make the 8, Storm to finish 4th, Tigers 9th, Warriors to be able to play at home at long last, Knights to disappoint again, Panthers minor premiers, Roosters to win GF. Madge first coach sacked Dogs will be better, but in a rebuilding phase growing pains will be obvious.
1/ Panthers: Even after the last two years and winning the 2021 GF, the Panthers will be getting even better. Players will be fully seasoned by the time we KO next year.

2/ Roosters: If only a couple of injuries, would've made GF. Seriously should have got an inspiration award for their 2021 performance.

3/ Parramatta: Will like wine, improve from last year. Outside backs are a little green.

4/ Sharkies: Good recruiting. In top 4 no doubt.

5/ Souths: No Bennett, no top 4. Might not make top 8.

6/ Manly: Turbo needs his team to work together more.

7/ Gold Coast: Will have a better season & might get higher.

8/ Brisbane: Made a vast improvement at end of season. Should make the top 8.

9/ Melbourne: Cannot make the play-offs after the previous weeks dramas. This will affect them beyond the start of next season. Losing a few players will hurt.

10/ Bulldogs: A work in progress whereas the Dogs fans need to be very patient. They'll get there in time.

11/ Warriors: Could be a smoky for the top 8, but as usual, seem to find a way in not making the play-offs.

12/ Newcastle: THE big disappointment of 2021 although they scraped into the finals. Like the Warriors, if they stay injury free and focused, they might just get there.

13/ Canberra: The Raiders will have their moments in the Sun during 2022, but they will be far and few between.

14/ Nth Queensland: A very spotty 2021, but promise is there. A couple of years until they are playing finals football.

15/ St George Illawarra: What can one say? SGI seem to have recruited well enough, and if there is a coach that can rebuild, it is Griffin. It'll take a bit of teething time before this squad is on song with each other so methinks a realistic window of 2023 is an apt time frame.

16/ Wests Tigers: Sheens and co have their hands full here, and good luck to them. A deadset toss-up for last place...that is if one can fit 4 teams on a coin.
 
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