Thursday, March 22, 2018

NRL 2018 - Round 3

Entering Round 3 of season 2018 and we’ve already had a year’s worth of upsets and statistical anomalies.  Leading the way is the Tigers, who have managed to sneak wins in both of their games so far by scoring just one try in each match.  For those who can’t count (Dugan), that’s two tries so far, which means that we’ve had more broken jaws this year already than the Tigers have four-pointers.  For the safety of the players, let’s hope that this trend doesn’t continue; on the other hand, for the sake of the spectators, let’s keep this shit going.  Nothing brings the crowds in like a bloke sitting on the field holding his face together. 

But the Tigers have done fantastically well so far, knocking off premiership favourites the Roosters and the Storm, and while they have been far from brilliant sporting matches to witness, I think it’s fair to start overreacting in welcoming our new Wests Tigers overlords.  Statues will be erected in their honour, stadiums dedicated to the achievements of the team, and a rule that all children born in the next 9 months are to be named “Benji” to honour the prodigal five-eighth.  In fact, Benji Marshall has already started that craze, by naming his own child after himself.


Last week, Billy Slater brought up his 300th game of his NRL career.  Well done, Billy – not only are you the greatest fullback of the modern era, you have also been responsible for at least three rule changes following your scientific research into the effects of studded boots against an opposition player’s face.  It was great to see Billy reach this landmark, and even better that he did it with a loss.   

Convicted drug cheat and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen is closing in on achieving a great milestone as well, and he needs just ten more losses to hold the record of most losses in NRL history.  Injuries non-permitting, we can probably expect to see Gal achieve this at some point during this season. 

The Tigers produced the most amount of penalties in a winning game last week, giving the ref 18 moments to blow his whistle.  The last time that a team conceded more than 18 penalties in a game was Cronulla (no surprises there), who lost 74-4 against the Eels. 


Sharks first half completion rate: 100%
Sharks second half completion rate: 20%


Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys

It’s a grand final rematch – here’s hoping that the Cowboys’s's strategy of lulling Melbourne into a false sense of security by losing a premiership by five tries just to turn around and surprise them in round 3 the following year is a stroke of genius. 

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers

Canterbury?  More like CAN’T-erbury, amirite?  I’m right.

Wests Tigers vs Broncos of course

Can the Tigers continue their giant-killing ways?  Probably not, and this will just give Brisbane fans more arrogance (like they need it) to go and misspell things awkwardly on Facebook.

Canberra Raiders vs NZ Warriors

I’m just going to hide under my bed until this game is over.  Who the fuck scores 28 points per game and still can’t sneak a win?  Raiders, just in case you missed that.  Don’t you make us lose by 2 points at you.

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles

I’d say if the Rabbits can keep this one under half the flogging that the Sea Eagles gave Parra last week, they’ll be doing well.

Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks

There’s an old adage about being wary of a team that got smashed the previous week.  In that case, this game should just be cancelled and everyone gets to do some colouring in so no one gets hurt.  Parra have named Jarryd Hayne at fullback, which will strike fear into fucking no one. 

Gold Coast Titans vs St George Dragons

Well this game gets the official “NOBODY CARES” award that is usually only handed out about sixty-seven times per year. 

Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights

Some say this is a Roosters versus Knights game, but we all know that it’s really just a Cronk vs Pearce showdown, as little Mitchy will be looking to show up the club that abandoned him like a single shoe on the side of the road.  I don’t care who wins, I just want someone to break their jaw, and that someone should be Mitchell Pearce. 

Fuck it, and Cronk as well.

Anthony Milford receives his participation award on his 12th birthday

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NRL 2018 - Round 2

The NRL were determined not to just launch the 2018 season with competitive games and athletic prowess, and instead opted for the “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” adage as the start of the season was overshadowed by fuckwittery and dickheadedness with the signing of Matt Lodge for the Broncos.  Just in case you’ve been hiding in your bathroom while 120kg of meth-addled dickwit broke into your house and took you hostage, Matt Lodge did exactly that just two years ago while in New York.  Somehow he escaped doing a stint in jail and has so far managed to avoid paying compensation to his victims, then signed a six-figure contract (plus TPAs) to play footy.  Reports are that he may or may not have attended drug rehabilitation, and may or may not be in constant contact with his counsellor who may or may not exist.  Another report states that he has “written a letter of apology” to the family whose house he broke into and destroyed before being arrested, but that the letter has not been delivered as yet.  I don’t think that a McDonalds napkin with “I M SORY 4 BRAKING IN” written in crayon counts as a letter, but that’s just me and my lofty standards of not being a dick.

NRL “legend” Paul Gallen chimed in on another topic that he doesn’t understand and commented “if the NRL have cleared him, then he’s ok to play.  We’ve got players who have assaulted women and they’re still playing.”  Lucky for Gal, Lodge was also convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend in the same month as he decided to go postal in New York, so he has that caveat ticked off as well.  Welcome to the boys club, Matty! 

Enough was said last week about whether people like Matt Lodge should be allowed to play in the NRL, so I’ll just say that it was a genius move by Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett to sign a certified criminal lunatic to take the focus away from the fact that the rest of his team are shit. 


It was an interesting first round of football, with an upset from the Tigers, a nail-biter from the Knights, business as usual from the Storm, and the standard shitshow from Canberra, who managed to fuck up an 18-point lead AFTER 10 MINUTES to lose.  Just saying, when you put on 18-points in 10 minutes, you should be winning by 144 points at full time.   

My favourite play of Round 1 came from the St George vs Brisbane game, where Ben Hunt snaffled an intercept and scooted 60 metres to score a try, after he recognised the Broncos’ set-up from when he used to play for them for the past 5 years.  Hopefully this will be an ongoing occurrence this year after the player switcheroo that happened in the off-season; Cooper Cronk will know the Storm plays like the back of his hand, Mitchell Pearce has an insight to the Roosters, and James Maloney will recognise the Sharks plays - James Tedesco will be of no use though, as (a) the Tigers had no plays, and (b) he’d just fucken drop the ball anyway.


 Cronulla Sharks vs St George Dragons
PHWOAR what a cracker of a game this should be – the Sharks will get a sneak preview of the players that they will try to sign in about six years, and the Dragons will get a chance to prove that having a strong forward pack, excellent ball-players in the halves and a solid backline is a great way to construct a rugby league team.   

Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs
NRL accountant:  We should look at the Roosters’ accounts.  Surely they can’t afford to have Cronk, Tedesco, Tupou, Mitchell, Ferguson, Keary, Warea-Hargreaves, Friend, Cordner, Aubusson and Napa?
Roosters:  Lose to Tigers.
NRL accountant:  Never mind.

Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys
It is going to be SO GOOD to finish Round 2 and still have Brisbane on 0 points and sitting at the bottom of the ladder.  The Cowboys looked pretty good last week and managed to control the game really well, despite not being able to convert possession and field position into points.  That shouldn’t be a problem this week – when in doubt, run at Milford, Nikorima or Boyd. 

NZ Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans
What happens when a moveable object meets a stoppable force?  This game.  The Titans might not want to keep giving up 18-point head starts to their opposition too often.  I mean, they could probably do it for this game, but maybe not too much after that.  Unless they play the Bulldogs.

Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs
Q:  What's red and green and covered in butter?
A:  The Burgess Brothers 
And so the next phase of Souths has officially begun under their new coach – after halfback Adam Reynolds was injured last week and ruled out for 4 weeks, Souths have opted to ignore Robbie Farah and instead blood a new bloke named Adam Doueihi.  The most interesting thing about this match will be to see just how many variations of Doueihi the commentators can come up with over 80 minutes. 

Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers
Dear Melbourne, you should come and visit our tryline soon.  Love, The Tigers
Dear Tigers, thanks for the invite.  We will see you soon and often.  Cheers, Melbourne

Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels
So the dream I had about Manly winning didn’t quite pan out, nor did everyone’s prophecies about Parra being good this year.  But you know what they say about tipping two teams who lost last week who are playing each other this week:  you can only tip one loser this week.  It’s a great saying.  Etch it onto my tombstone.

Canberra Raiders vs Knewcastle Nights
Imagine no one having any expectations of you, but you still manage to disappoint them?  That’s what it’s like being a Canberra fan.  I’ll still back them, but if they fuck out on me for another fifteen or sixteen years, I’ll be REALLY upset.

Reasons I don't play NRL:  I don't want to be fisted by Sideshow Bob

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

NRL 2018 - Round 1

We are just two sleeps away (or if you’re Matthew Lodge, no sleeps) from the start of the 2018 rugby league season, and it couldn’t have come soon enough; following a bumper 2017 season, we had to wait a whole month for the Rugby League World Cup, the Big Bash League, the Ashes, the ODI series, the Australian Open, the T20 series, the Superbowl, the World Club Challenge, the Winter Olympics and the South African cricket tour.  I’m not going to say that there was ever too much sport on, but at one point I’m pretty sure that I almost intentionally watched golf. 

NRL season 2017 ended with a bang and a whimper as the Storm did what we all thought they’d do and thoroughly whack the Cowboys in the grand final to reign as premiers until the NRL check their accounts again.  Since then, the rugby league world has been given a thorough shake-up as coaches hit the “randomise” button for their teams and The Great Player Swap of 2017-18 was born. 

We've had Cooper Cronk move to the Roosters, which forced Mitchell Pearce out to Newcastle because he’s a little bitch who doesn’t like sharing his toys;  Matt Moylan repaid the Panthers’ loyalty of making him club captain by going to the Sharks alongside Josh Dugan; Sam Fucking Kasiano is at the Storm; Josh Reynolds is now a Tiger; Aaron Woods is at the Dogs; Ben Hunt left the Broncos and his 2015 nightmare for the Saints… and that’s just the top of the penguin on the iceberg lettuce. 

A huge point of interest for league fans this year will be how easily the new star players fit in with their new teammates.  I hope they don’t and everyone looks stupid for trading players like Pokemon cards, if Pokemon actually does involve trading cards.  I don’t know, I missed the whole Pokemon thing, but I’m pretty sure there’s a giant turtle and a talking cat involved.  And Pikachu, who is probably Cooper Cronk.

There have been so many trades over the off-season that there are plenty of grudge matches every week as former teammates become bitter enemies.  Here's hoping that dipshits like Aaron Woods and Josh Dugan get fucking snapped in half by their old teams.  But you know, that's just me.

Round 1

St George Dragons vs Brisbane Broncos
I don’t think the Broncs are going to bother too many teams this year, to be honest.  Anthony Milford and Kodi Nikorima haven’t got a long kicking game, are both a bit suspect in defence, make terrible decisions, are prone to panicking and have poor ball security.  They also don’t tip the pizza guy, disappear when it’s their shout at the bar and always have their phones on speaker. 

Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles
I had a dream a few nights ago that Manly beat the Storm in the grand final, which was a bit shocking to everyone.  I like the fact that Newy have got themselves a brand-spanking shiny new team with established rep players, former rep players, disgraced rep players and last-chance rep players, as well as an injection of injury-prone young prodigies and a handful of blokes who are just happy to have a job.  While I think they’ll do way better this year than they have for the past few, I also think they’ll fall just short in this game.

North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks
Cronulla can basically swap between Holmes, Dugan and Moylan at fullback  throughout a game depending on whether they need defence, kick returns, ball playing, open field running or dropped balls.  They could rotate them around like a volleyball team.  I think with so many egos at the one club, the Sharkies will take a bit of time to find their flippers, so I’m tipping a narrow Cowboys win for this one.

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters
Yeah, I don’t see a lot going right for the Tigers again this year.  Sorry everyone who goes for the Tigers (both of you).  It will be interesting to see how Cronk settles into his new team after flying the coop last year, and that’s about as much as anyone will get out of this game.

Souff Sydney Rabbitohs vs New Zealand Warriors
It’s probably a bit early in the season to call this one the Spoonbowl, but I think these two teams will end up battling it out for bottom of the ladder in 2018.  Early reports are that Farah won’t be playing for Souths (only two years too late), and that will probably be the deciding factor in a game that will be best remembered as “the game where Greg Inglis came back from injury and injured himself again.”

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm
If you were ever wondering if the Storm were favoured by the NRL at all, you can put those thoughts aside as their captain continues his unofficial role as the referee boss, and they get to ease their new playmaker into the season with a game against one of the most inept attacking teams in recent history. 

Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels
These two teams are matched up remarkably well on paper – both have some great young players coming through, both have lost and gained a few players since last year, both have got a couple of players who are hanging on just that one season too long, both are carrying players with injuries (it’s round fucking one, how did you injure yourself on the couch since last year?), both have players who I really hate.  Flip a coin for this one.  Mine said heads.

Gold Coast Titans vs Mighty Canberra Raiders

WOOOOOO CANBERRA please please please please win you useless fucks.  Canberra have kept essentially the same team that disappointed us all last year, so it will be interesting to see if another off-season together has had any impact.  Probably not though.  Luckily it’s only the Titans to worry about this week.

I don't know whose idea it was to use a cow print for a jersey design, but it probably wasn't George Rose.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cricket Season - Ashes Game 1, November 23 2017

Oh my god oh my god oh my god it’s that time again - put on your comfy shorts and prepare your couch for a marathon summer of working your arse groove back in, because it’s motherfucking cricket season, and even better: it’s the motherfucking Ashes. 

The Ashes is an ancient tradition that is based around the hatred between England and Australia that started about 200 years ago when England decided to send their prisoners to a literal paradise, and kept everyone else in the darkest, wettest, coldest country imaginable, and then became horrendous at a sport that they invented. 

In recent years, Australia has tried to even out the whole “being shit at sport” thing – we have lost tennis, rugby, soccer and cricket matches to other countries, but we always put on a special performance when it comes to the Ashes.  It used to be that Australia had a genetic engineering program that would produce cricketers capable of single-handedly destroying an entire English team with nothing more than a sneer of his moustache or a surreptitious adjustment of his box.

That program seems to have been put on hold for the moment as we use more controversial techniques, such as ensuring that at least one Marsh brother is in the team at all time, or picking a wicketkeeper whose last first-class century happened not only when the current national coach was still playing literally a decade ago, but who isn’t actually a wicketkeeper for his own state, and that state is Tasfuckingmania.    

This Australian Ashes side isn’t about making the English batsmen look like idiots.  It’s not about proving their bowlers to be inadequate.  It’s about inspiring every Australian cricket fan out there, all 24 million of us (I’m assuming), that despite not being good at cricket, despite not even playing cricket, you too could one day wear the baggy green. 

It’s Ashes time, Straya.  Make yourself a cape out of the flag, grab a stubbie holder with the Southern Cross on it, set your TV to Channel 9 and throw away your remote control, mix beer with your Weetbix tomorrow – it’s cricket season.


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

NRL 2017 Round 18: Dreaming of World Peace

The world has reset their stopwatches to count down to the final game of State of Origin 2017, where the series will be decided and bragging rights awarded to the dribbling, cheating inbreds north of the border, or the dribbling, cheating fuckwits down south.  
It’s like Christmas for footy fans, if Christmas was all about smashing a bloke in the face for 80-minutes. 
The biggest story of the week has been the selection process to find the successor to Johnathan Thurston, whose reign of Miss Universe came crashing to earth after Origin 2. The finalists were Miss Manly, Daly Chery-Evans; and Miss Brisbane, Ben Hunt.
One of these contestants has been playing reserve grade for three weeks. One of these players has been leading his team to eight successive wins. One of these players has had shoulder surgery in the last six weeks. One of them hasn't. One of these players just led his club to a 6-42 point loss. The other one brought his team from 16-0 down to win. One of these players can speak English. The other one clicks and grunts a bit.
Neither of these players has a problem with Queensland Origin selectors, and yet the retarded, injured, illiterate one was picked.

It's not the first batshit crazy thing that Queensland have done this series though. They started in Game 1 by not picking their best fullback. After losing that, they picked three fullbacks for Game 2. And now they've selected four halfbacks to cover Johnathan Thurston... but still not the best one.
In the New South Wales camp, captain Boyd Cordner is under an injury cloud with a tear in his calf. To cover for him, out-of-form lock Jack de Belin has been called into the squad. JDB's calf is fine, but he missed last week's game with a knee injury.

Round 18
Sydney Roosters 2.30  vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 1.65
Souths were red fucking hot last week. The Chooks were shit. This one should be cut and dried for the Bunnies. No doubt they'll somehow manage to fuck it up though, just because that's how the Rabbitohs roll.

Penrith Panthers 1.91 vs Manly Sea Eagles 1.91
With DCE having a massive point to prove, this game could blow out for Manly; especially if the Panfers are going to be as insipid in defence as they were last week. As a bonus for the Pennies, it's Free Fidget Spinner Day at the stadium, so disgruntled fans are being supplied with small missiles that in no way will be thrown at players during the game. 

Melbourne Storm 2.45 vs Parramatta Eels 1.58
Parramatta are an 80-minute team this year. All they really need to do now is put all of those minutes into one week, instead of spreading it over three or four weeks as they have been doing lately. Despite the Storms missing their best thousand players, I reckon their back-up team will dig deep enough to get over a scratchy Eels outfit. 

Canterbury Bulldogs 1.45 vs Newcastle Knights 2.85

Nobody cares, least of all Newcastle. They had their chance not to be the shittest team on earth last week and they fucked it in ways that people didn't think were possible, even for Newy. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

NRL 2017 - Round 17: Hello? Is this thing on?

There’s actually not much going on in the NRL at the moment that I can make fun of.  I mean, there’s a whole shit-tin of player swapping going on; a few lifelines being thrown to a couple of blokes who are probably lucky to still have a job for another year six months; everyone and their mum is battling through an injury; people are naming literally every halfback in the competition to replace Johnathan Thurston for State of Origin (Mbye, really?), but other than that, it’s pretty quiet and a little bit business as unusual. 

Round 17

Parramatta 1.45 vs Canterbury 2.85

I honestly can’t remember what either of these teams did last week, but I’m pretty sure it was either lacklustre, uneventful or just plain lucky.  I haven’t rated the Bulldogs all year, and I’m not about to start now.  

Gold Coast 1.91 vs St George 1.91

I am still coming to terms with the Saints sitting high and mighty in the top eight after 16 rounds of football.  That said, their recent form is about as shit as anyone has ever been, and they are attacking with the grace of Michael J Fox eating noodles, so I wouldn’t get too carried away for the remainder of the season.  The Titans have only got about thirty players out injured this week, so things are looking up for them.

Brisbane 2.30 vs Melbourne 1.65

My head says Melbourne, my heart says Melbourne but my gut says Brisbane and I really don’t know what to do with that information.  I might try some kind of alcoholic sacrifice.  I will check back tomorrow.

Roosters 1.72 vs Cronulla 2.18

A full-strength Chickens side juuuust scraped in by the skin of Mitchell Pearce’s dog’s left nut against a team of 12 year old kids from Melbourne last week, so despite the result going their way, they are not really playing that well. 
The Sharks have officially entered their mid-season slump that we have been used to seeing every year since 1947.  The players look like they’re pretty much done with the year and would prefer to be drinking ethanol cocktails in Bali and doing rails of coke off lady boy dancers. 
I’m tipping the Sharks in a close one for absolutely no reason.

Manly 1.45 vs Warriors 2.85

Stats time:  The Warriors have won ONE GAME of their last TWELVE against Manly, and if you go back a bit further, have won just THREE from NINEFUCKINGTEEN.  Throw in a random stat about the place that they’re playing at, and the Warriors have lost ALL EIGHT games they have played in Perth in their history.  It may take a miracle in order to see a Warriors victory this weekend, and that’s without even looking at the fact that Manly are just better at playing footy.

Canberra 1.56 vs Nth Queensland 2.50

I’m not sure how Canberra come away as the “favourites” for this game, as they continue to unimpress me.  The Cowboys will be unveiling their latest asset, a Johnathan Thurston replacement in the form of ex-Panther’s half, Te Maire Martin, who left Penrith after rumours of him and several players’ wives surfaced.  I guess he is a good placement for JT after all.

Newcastle 1.80 vs Tigers 2.05

HOLY SHIT how good will this game be?  This will be the showcase game as to how to properly play for the glory of winning the wooden spoon.  Generations of children should be forced to watch replays of this game each year, and July 2 should become an unofficial holiday.     

Souths 2.30 vs Penrith 1.65

In a perfect world, this game would be six clones of Angus Crichton and seven clones of Sam Burgess vs six clones of Josh Mansour and seven clones of Matt Moylan. 
As this is an imperfect world, it’s just Souths vs Panthers, in a game where Robbie Farah has a chance of running for 300m because he doesn’t pass the ball.  

Don't worry - if your football career doesn't work out, there's always modelling

Friday, June 23, 2017

NRL 2017 Round 16: Q. What do inside balls and books have in common?

A.  Queenslanders can't read either of them.

It has been a roller coaster of emotions for rugby league in the lead-up to, during, and the horrific crash following State of Origin.  New South Wales were jizzing in their pants about possibly winning a series, Queensland were jacking each other off about having some good players in their team for Game 2, commentators were fellating themselves about the prospect of Andrew Fifita running at Coen Hess, the fans were all chafed and sore at the thought of seeing Slater vs Tedesco, and everyone who was anyone was confused and naked about what Tim Glasby was doing there at all.

And in the end, NSW snatched defeat from the jaws of victory while QLD stood in a tightly-bound circle of maroon-coloured flesh, giving full credit to the fact that they are “from” Queensland, which gives them a weird sense of importance and achievement.  It has since been revealed that Darius Boyd broke his thumb, Jarryd Hayne is a fucking dickwit, Cooper Cronk is overrated, Mitchell Pearce still can’t play football, Valentine Holmes is a pussy , we’re still not sure why Glasby was picked, OH AND JOHNATHON THURSTON HAS BROKEN HIMSELF AND WILL BE OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. 
Yes, Australia’s champion of champions has well and truly fucked himself, his club, and his state.  Sure, playing footy with what looked like a dislocated shoulder is tough as fuck and his ability and strength to play on have giving him the honour of being named as a true hero with a heart twice the size of Pharlap’s who was cut from granite and kicked Thor in the dick for looking at him wrong, but… was it all worth it?  Have Queensland won the battle only to put themselves in jeopardy of losing the war?  Who will step up?  Milford?  Not likely.  Cronk?  I wouldn’t pick him to play himself in a midday movie about his own life.  I’ve seen octopuses with more grace on a footy field than him this year.  Munster is too raw to throw into an important game, and I don’t think that the world is ready for Corey Norman to be unleashed just yet.

To be honest, I don’t think it will matter who Queensland pick; without JT at the helm, they have no structure, no plan and (as we saw in Game 1), a complete lack of urgency.

Ah well.  Congrats to NSW on a series win. 

Round 16

Warriors 1.60 vs Canterbury 2.45  

Tigers 2.35 vs Gold Coast 1.62

What a fucking terrible double-header for a Friday night.  Why would they put four teams who are all in a race not to be the wooden spoon contenders on the same night?  We’re all still massively erect from Wednesday night’s State of Origin, and this is what they’ve given us as a follow-up?  BULLSHIT.  Go fuck yourselves.
I’ll still watch it, but.

North QLD 2.00 vs Penrith 1.85

Yeah I’m gonna go with the Pennies on this one.  I figure it’s about their time to shine.  And because they had less people involved in Origin.  And because of Josh Mansour.

Canberra Raiders WOO 1.56 vs Brisbane 2.50

You fucking useless Raiders had better win this one.  If not, stick a fucking fork in them, because they are DONE.  Imagine losing to the Bulldogs, Knights and an Origin-affected Brisbane Under 15 side all in the one fucking season.  It’s enough to make you say, “Well, I’m not going for them again next year” (but then you do).

Roosters 1.33 vs Melbourne 3.45

Another great move from the NRL to put another potential blockbuster on during Origin so that none of the drawcard players are there.  Even better, put the game on in Adelaide.  On paper, you’d expect a team without Slater, Cronk, Smith and Chambers to struggle, but I think an upset is very much on the cards here. 

St George 1.24 vs Newcastle 4.25

It will be interesting to see if St George can pull out of their mid-season nosedive, but that’s pretty much the only interesting thing that could come out of this game.

Cronulla 1.60 vs Manly 2.40

Cronulla might crack the shits and really fire up for this game, seeing as they were all shithouse on Wednesday night.  Dirty cheating Manly also have a fucking brilliant record against the dirty cheating Sharks, so this one could be mildly interesting, like watching a documentary about frogs.