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The 2022 Build Up thread

Messages
12,665
Top 8
1. Storm
2. Sea eagles
3. Panthers
4. Eels
5. Roosters
6. Titans
7. Souths
8. Sharks


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Storm vs Sea Eagles
Winner: Storm
Clive Churchill Medallist: Brandon Smith


Wooden Spoon
Dragons


Dally M Player of the Year
Cleary


Rookie of the year
That guy in my team


Signing of the season
Nico Hynes


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Sharks


Disappointment of the year - player
Addo-Carr


Disappointment of the year - club
Bulldogs


First coach sacked
Madge


First player to be sacked
Some reserve grader


State of Origin winner
NSW


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
8 weeks for some Warriors forward (MRC love throwing the book at a Warrior)


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Brisbane 2 to enter the 2023 competition Bennett appointed head coach


First forum poster to rage quit
Perth red after the above announcement.
 

mozza91

First Grade
Messages
9,434
This season has only just finished and with the the way the world has been the last 2 years reiterates just how unpredictable life can be.

That being said the Knights will be unbeaten premiers and f**k everyone else.
 

ColdWetPanther

Juniors
Messages
1,543
Not in any particuilar order

1 Cronulla Sharks
2 Cronulla Sharks
3 Cronulla Sharks
4 Cronulla Sharks
5 Cronulla Sharks
6 Cronulla Sharks
7 Cronulla Sharks
8 Cronulla Sharks
Presumably 9 was the Cronulla Sharks but with the same points and for and against as the Cronulla Sharks (8). Cronulla Sharks (8) make it into the finals after a brutal, golden point play-off victory.
 

t-ba

Immortal
Messages
49,632
Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Storm vs Sea Eagles
Winner: Storm
Clive Churchill Medallist: Brandon Smith

Season 5 No GIF by The Office
 

yobbo84

First Grade
Messages
6,297
Top 8
1. The favourites
2. The other favourites
3. One of the usual top sides
4. My team, who I really want to put higher, but don't want to appear too biased
5. Who cares
6. Who cares
7. Random bolter
8. The team I hate but are too good to leave out of the 8


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: My team vs one of the other top 4 sides
Winner: My team
Clive Churchill Medallist: My favourite player


Wooden Spoon
The crap team I hate


Dally M Player of the Year
That standout bloke in an otherwise bland team


Rookie of the year
Someone you've never heard of to make me look like I know my stuff


Signing of the season
Toss up between moneyball guy or obvious high profile transfer


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
That random bolter I picked for 7th


Disappointment of the year - player
That bloke who left my club


Disappointment of the year - club
The Wests Tigers


First coach sacked
Coach of crap club


First player to be sacked
That player I don't like


State of Origin winner
My state


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
8 weeks for that grubby player I hate


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Random thought here


First forum poster to rage quit
The annoying poster
 

mxlegend99

Referee
Messages
21,977
Top 8
1. Roosters
2. Sea Eagles
3. Panthers
4. Storm
5. Souths
6. Eels
7. Broncos
8. Titans


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Roosters vs ???
Winner: Roosters
Clive Churchill Medallist: Angus Crichton


Wooden Spoon
Tigers, Dragons or Bulldogs


Dally M Player of the Year
Tommy Turbo


Rookie of the year
With 2 years and no reserve grade no idea at all


Signing of the season
Adam Reynolds


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Broncos


Disappointment of the year - player
Josh Addo-Carr


Disappointment of the year - club
Bulldogs


First coach sacked
Trent Barrett


First player to be sacked
Anthony Milford (if he hasn't been already)


State of Origin winner
NSW


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Jack Hetherington - 8 weeks


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Someone doing something illlegal. Take your pick though. Every club seems to have idiots breaking the law and they're stupid enough to let strangers film it if they're not filming it themselves
 

anjado

Juniors
Messages
1,090
Top 8

1. Roosters (If they don't have so many injuries their squad depth is the best Walker and Suuali should be better and they have some good players coming back, plus the media will bang on about if they had no injuries they would have won 5 comps in a row or some other bullshit completely overlooking any facts or nuance or the fact that Souths beat a strong team by 50+ two years ago)

2. Storm (As long as this scandal doesn't hurt them too much they will be up there again, Coates will look like a superstar)

3. Panthers (Will have a slight dip but nothing too dramatic they will miss Capewell more than Burton, depth will be tested but as long as Cleary goes with youngsters rather than career reserve graders they will be fine)

4. Eels (I think their forwards are really good and they have some good outside backs but they struggle to score points and that is what will hold them back from winning the competition, there will be comparisons made to how Penrith won it this year but Penrith have the threat of scoring points whereas the Eels don't have that)

5. Souths (I think they might miss Gagai a lot if they can keep that left side of the field deadly they will definitely be up there they need their forwards to have a big year without Reynolds being able to bail them out)

6. Brisbane (Reynolds will make a huge difference for them as will Capewell, they will add some direction and professionalism, I think Reynolds on the back of Haas go forward will have a big year)

7. Sharks (They will be the new Newcastle when O'Brien took over they will have a good season but just won't quite have enough)

8. Manly (They will have a dip the decision not to sign anyone will hurt them, Trbojevic will still be great but I think they will have a bit of a dip)


9. Dragons (I think in two years the Dragons are going to challenge for the top 4, they have a really promising spine of players coming through all around the same age and a good forward pack, I genuinely almost put them as high as 4th but I think Griffin will be a bit conservative I think they will end the season well)

10. Bulldogs (They will start the season slowly there are still many question marks and people will take the piss out of them for spending so much money and not making the 8, but I feel they will be strong in two years time)

11. Titans (Holbrook will be under pressure but this negates the fact that the Titans only beat one top 8 side last season and that they lack a bit of steel in their team they will look brilliant on occasion and terrible at other points basically the Warriors 2.0)

12. Knights (I think they will suffer a dip O'Brien will be on the verge of getting the sack, there will be rumblings of Ponga wanting to leave and I think it will be a disappointing season for them)

13. Raiders (I think this will be the end of the road for Ricky and that will factor into a poor finish, they don't have a halfback yet, haven't signed any new players and I feel their season will implode a few of their players look to be past their best also)

14. Cowboys (I quite like the Cowboys I like some of their players but they do lack a lot of quality compared to some of the other sides around)

15. Warriors ( The Warriors have done an amazing job and as soon as they start getting home matches they should get a whole season, they will make the finals but if Covid continues as it has done and they have to stay in Australia I think it will begin to unravel they have done an amazing job to stay competitive for the past two seasons)

16. Tigers (Maguire is getting the sack early in the season, they are a rabble their recruitment leaves a bit to be desired they almost stumbled on the correct way last season Douehi and Laurie were intelligent signings players who are good and first-grade standard but being held back by others, they use their junior base poorly there is no reason the Tigers shouldn't be as strong as Penrith, they put in two of the most gutless performances I've ever seen last season the Raudonikis match and the last game of the season both absolute disgraceful performances and the club is in a mess and has been since Tim Sheens left.)

Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Roosters vs Eels
Winner: Roosters
Clive Churchill Medallist: Tedesco


Wooden Spoon
Tigers


Dally M Player of the Year
Adam Reynolds


Rookie of the year

Not sure who is eligible, one of the dragons rookies or Selwyn Cobbo


Signing of the season
Adam Reynolds


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Dragons


Disappointment of the year - player
Oliver Gildart


Disappointment of the year - club
Knights


First coach sacked
Maguire


First player to be sacked
James Roberts


State of Origin winner
NSW


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
JWH - 7 weeks


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
another Brisbane team Bennett to coach


First forum poster to rage quit
one of the Luke Covell fan alts
 

Dufmack

Juniors
Messages
260
Top 8
1. Melbourne
2. Panthers
3. Roosters
4. Eels
5. Rabbitohs
6. Manly
7. Sharks
8. Broncos


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


Wooden Spoon
Tigers


Dally M Player of the Year
Latrell


Rookie of the year
Sualli


Signing of the season
Adam Reynolds


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Dragons


Disappointment of the year - player
Nicho Hynes/Addo-Car


Disappointment of the year - club
Tigers


First coach sacked
Madge


First player to be sacked
Munster


State of Origin winner
Blues


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Jack Hetherington - 10 weeks


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
West tigers change their logo back


First forum poster to rage quit
LeagueLegend20
 

roofromoz

First Grade
Messages
7,540
Top 8
1. Roosters
2. PENRITH
3. Parramatta
4. Manly
5. South Sydney
6. Newcastle
7. Canberra
8. Canterbury

Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Roosters v PENRITH
Winner: PENRITH
Clive Churchill Medallist: Isaah Yeo

Wooden Spoon
Tigers

Dally M Player of the Year
Clint Gutherson

Rookie of the year
One of those Dragons players who debuted late in the season.

Signing of the season
Matt Burton - he'll take a lot out of his year at PENRITH

The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Canterbury

Disappointment of the year - player
Cameron Munster

Disappointment of the year - club
Melbourne - well, to the disappointment of their fans, but to the joy of most others. THIS is the season they don't make the 8.

First coach sacked
Anthony Griffin, and will be on NRL 360 within 24 hours embellishing his side of the story

First player to be sacked
Tyrone May - just out of hope, it will never happen. If he didn't get sacked for the leaked sex tape, he'll never get sacked. Also he is reportedly dating Nathan's sister, so that's one entangled web of... something.

State of Origin winner
New South Wales

Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Jack Hetherington - half the season over 2-3 different suspensions

Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Some random and reactionary crackdown relating to a new interpretation of a rule, which will fizzle out within a month or so

First forum poster to rage quit
Probably someone we least expected... dunno.
 

Fangs

First Grade
Messages
6,370
Top 8
1. Panthers
2. Manly
3. Roosters
4. Storm
5. Eels
6. Sharks
7. Rabbits
8. Knights


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: Penrith v Roosters
Winner: Penrith
Clive Churchill Mrdallist: Edwards


Wooden Spoon
Cowboys


Dally M Player of the Year
Tommy T


Signing of the season
Kurt Capewell


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
Warriors


Disappointment of the year - player
Tyrone Peachey


Disappointment of the year - club
Broncos


First coach sacked
Payten


First player to be sacked
Tyrone May


State of Origin winner
NSW


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
Latrell - 6 weeks


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Roosters breach salary cap
 

Yosemite Sam

Juniors
Messages
628
Do people actually think the Broncos and Bulldogs will be near the 8? Sure they both made some good signings but a majority of their squads are still poor. And they have zero depth. They are both still bottom 4 for mine...
 

some11

Coach
Messages
19,708
Do people actually think the Broncos and Bulldogs will be near the 8? Sure they both made some good signings but a majority of their squads are still poor. And they have zero depth. They are both still bottom 4 for mine...
The Broncos haven't had a real halfback since Langer or a long kicking game since Lockyer retired.
 

simmo05

Bench
Messages
3,421
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 )
I don't think mspud can be any more disappointing
 
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