This week sees the final round of the NRL with the AFL having a week off before the finals.
The conceit of the AFL week off was to discourage teams already assured of a place in the finals from resting players in the last round.
The NRL don’t need it because their competition has been so equal (this year at least). Although the eight is settled, apparently all teams in the eight could theoretically finish as high as second (although some of them would have to win by 100 points to achieve it).
Anyway, here we go.
NRL (last round 4/8; season tally 92/164)
AFL (last round 7/9; season tally 140/197)