2018 NRL Season: Round 9 Discussion

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    For discussion about the other 7 games in Round 9

    To discuss the Knights game against the Rabbitohs go here

    ROUND 9, 2018


    Thursday 3rd May

    Broncos vs Bulldogs - Suncorp Stadium @ 7:50pm

    Friday 4th May

    Panthers vs Cowboys - Carrington Park @ 7:55pm

    Saturday 5th May

    Raiders vs Titans - GIO Stadium @ 3:00pm
    Warriors vs Tigers - Mt Smart Stadium @ 5:30pm
    Sharks vs Eels - Southern Cross Group Stadium @ 7:35pm

    Sunday 6th May

    Dragons vs Storm - Jubilee Oval @ 2:00pm
    Roosters vs Sea Eagles - Allianz Stadium @ 4:10pm

    Previews

    https://www.nrl.com/news/topic/match preview/

    Team Lists

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/05/01/round-9-nrl-team-lists/
     
  2. Frank McWilliams

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    Broncos a bit lucky, Dogs bad luck. Pangai had another good game, sign him please, Darrius had a shocker at times, Broncos play like they expect to win but some don't put in the hard yards.
    Picked the Broncos, feel lucky.
     
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    krustykraz Dean Carney

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    Tpj had the best game ive seen from him. Id be stoked if we got him (all though unlikely).
    IMO Boyd was shockingly bad looked like he was on his last legs. For some reason the commentators and M.Johns were talking him up and saying he has to be in origin (WTF).
     
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    Boyd in SOO on passed efforts/loyalty but not on performance at this time, from NSW point of view let him play.
     
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    Thoughts on the last minute penalty guys ??
     
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    It’s a crap way to decide a game but it was dumb from Moses.

    It’s intentional contact and even unbalanced him slightly. Right call for me.
     
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    Yeah I haven't seen it yet so was interested to see what you guys thought

    Big call in the 79th minute but as long as they are consistent and getting it right then I have no issues

    Will watch the replay later, Alot of debate atm
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Stoopid penalty and another way incompetent refs are stuffing games and look at the dead set knock on before it roughie that was called 'knocked back'.

    Isn't it amazing the Donkeys get all these 'lucky' calls? Two games that have been decided by a lucky penalty.
     
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    The Broncos must be the luckiest team in the nrl with the wins they’ve been gifted .

    Boyd milked that dive as hard as Soward did in 2009 and the refs fell for it, pretty hilarious. He knew it was the end of the game and he knew what he was doing 100%. The fact that a guy has no chance to get to the ball is ‘impeded’ and then the sun bin happening is borderline laughable.

    Dean Pay has every right to have a spray about it.

    You go back to the age old rule of would you apply it in a grand final? The answer is no
    Don’t see why it wasn’t any different tonight
     
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    Just watched the replay and I honestly think that was a very soft penalty especially considering the context of the game at the time

    Minimal contact at best, You see more contact in every game from blockers off bombs

    Does this now mean that every time a blocker makes contact they are sent for 10 ??

    That "knock back" call was disgraceful too
     
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    Dog's were dudded, very soft penalty.
     
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    It’s soft but it’s a penalty. The issue is it was reviewed by the video ref so of course it’s going to be a penalty. He deliberately pushed him even though it was minimal.
     
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    The weird part was he actually pushed him towards the ball so if anything Boyd was benifited by the contact, Boyd's a diving piece of shi*

    Imagine if that call was in the Finals or an Origin decider or a GF
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And the Doncs get all these amazingly lucky calls when the game is on 9!

    Of course it is nothing to do with advertising dollars generated by 9 Brisbane.
     
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    Looks like the Tiges have run out of whatever they were on.
     
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    They have the Cowboys at Leichhardt next week where they always run up a score. Wouldn’t right then off just yet.
     
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    Very important match for both sides, Tigers need to win to stop the decline and hold there position after such a good start and Cowboys need a win to gather the momentum for stringing a few together
     
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    Both Melbourne and St George have made a buttload of stupid errors. Why couldn’t they play like this against us?
     
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    Dragons looking the real deal in 2018
     
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    They look strong all around the park, they will get a few in SOO so the weeks during and after could sort them out unlike Warriors who will be unaffected.
     

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