A full round of games for both competitions.
Sunday night State of Origin was an interesting experiment. The idea of a stand-alone game and not a wid-week game with a round split either side of it on two weekends is attractive.
Queensland are not terrible, and Ben Hunt is worth persevering with. Next year with Ponga at fullback, Munster perhaps in the centres and Milford at 5/8 and they’d be a threat. If a few forwards stand up.
AFL only provided one upset and one near thing.
NRL (last round 5/8; season tally 63/116)
AFL (last round 5/6; season tally 86/117)