The conclusion of State of Origin and byes means that football proper resumes until the conclusion of the home and away seasons of both codes.
Queensland fell just short of a clean sweep in origin, in a result that provides NSW with something of a platform for the future, though next year’s series plays games one and three in Brisbane. Maybe 2018. Both sides could clean up their acts and discover the difference between passion and grubby play, btw.
If Sydney beat Hawthorn and Adelaide spank Collingwood by enough Adelaide may be first after this round. Imagine that.
NRL (last round 4/4; season tally 84/132)
AFL (last round 7/9; season tally 93/135)
Greater Western Sydney