2019 NRL Season: Grand Final Discussion

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Who will win the 2019 NRL Grand Final ??

Poll closed Oct 6, 2019.
  1. Roosters

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Raiders

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 2019 @ 6:30PM
    ANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY

    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: BEN CUMMINS AND GERARD SUTTON
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: CHRIS BUTLER AND NICK BEASHEL
    VIDEO REFEREES: JARED MAXWELL AND BEN GALEA

    CURTAIN RAISERS

    2019 NRL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: NEWTOWN JETS VS BURLEIGH BEARS @ 1:35PM

    2019 NRLW GRAND FINAL: ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS VS BRISBANE BRONCOS @ 4:05PM
     
  2. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Where's the don't care option?
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    lol lordy the Knights ain't so who cares between the rooters and tricky's poms.

    At it least it won't be the storm or doncs!!
     
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    R_A Mark Hughes

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    A tight contest for 70 minutes ruined by the refs favouring the Roosters, shocked!
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    On a positive note, it's nice that our new coach is coming to us with a fresh grandfinal win as his last RL experience.
     
  6. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Two things:

    Leilua bombed a try.
    That six again muck up was utterly disgraceful and the Raiders were well on top at that point.

    Really feel for Raiders fans. That was gross.
     
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    R_A Mark Hughes

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    What about the trainer being allowed to be on the field so early in a game that interfered with a charge down the Raiders were pretty much close to getting?
    Felt like that was a bad omen for later on when the Roosters were gifted the game.

    Which is a shame because up until that moment it was a nicely fought contest. And all people will talk about is that howler
     
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    Ak-47 Scott Carter

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    Interesting times ahead for nrl, that's was a bad..bad call on grand final day 8-8, 2 great defensive teams going at it, refs change there mind from 6 again then roosters score game over.
    NRL all ready struggles for crowd numbers this could be it for fans.
     
  9. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The Cronk sin binning was probably as big a bad call as the two that went against Canberra.
    In a perfect world there would be nothing controversial about GF results, but the only time that happens is when one side wins easy.
     
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    R_A Mark Hughes

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    The Cronk sin bin was correct. The Roosters knew exactly what they were doing when they saw Papali get the ball in the middle of the field with a bit of space and the best way to prevent 6 points being scored is to get to him before he gets the ball even if it costs you two points and a player for ten minutes.
    It was a deliberate tactic that was disguised and thus deemed a professional foul.

    The Raiders ran that exact same Papali play against the Souths and the Roosters were well aware he was probably going to be unleashed more in open space.

    I dont doubt the Roosters trained in preparation for having 12 men defensively as well during the week.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It was borderline in slow motion with a dozen replays. A penalty was probably a 50/50 call. Sending someone to the bin was way over the top. If Cronk had contacted him a 1/10 of a second later, it wasn't a penalty, it was a great play.
     
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    It's the risk you take when you decide to take someone out without the ball. Teams are coached to niggle and constantly challenge the boundaries so it's not surprising the Roosters did it against Papali who is hard enough to stop one on one let alone against Cronk where the Raiders got the mismatch that they wanted.
     
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    At the 40m line that would never be a sin bin.
     
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    The hand over when the ref called another six directly influenced the game winning try when they scored on the set after the hand over. If Canberra retained the ball, circumstances would have played out a lot different
     
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    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    If Cronk let Papali catch the ball before hitting him he more than likley would have scored.
    Sin bin was the correct call.
    Foul play to stop a try.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Said it before. The game's future looks dim under Turdberg and the Suttons.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Don’t forget Cummins, ol’ mate.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    How can a Knights fan forget ole Ben with some of the decisions he has made against us over the last five years?
     
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    R_A Mark Hughes

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    The Raiders weren't in a process of scoring a try so the Roosters wouldn't have done it

    Still amazes me that people don't get this. And it's funny the nrl/media are doing damage control with selective nit picking saying the Roosters were dudded, lmao give me a break.
    Including the call as 'harsh' lmao, the Roosters knew what they were doing.

    The raiders ran that exact play against the Souths the week before and against the storm not only in week one but when the raiders came back from 18-0 down. The one that won them the match.
    Put it simply they did their homework

    Just ignore the dive that led to the Roosters 2 point penalty amongst other things.
     

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