Nothing out of the ordinary last weekend, really.
The NRL’s ‘Magic’ round apparently was magic because more people probably watched it live than any other normal round of rugby league in living memory.
Hopefully the teams that sacrificed home ground advantage and lost appreciate the extra money in their bank accounts.
The AFL seems to be settling down, though no one is standing out, and four or five teams would have to like their chances. Brisbane and North Melbourne’s places in the top eight looks soft, but I don’t think there’ll be more than two teams from outside the eight breaking in from this point on.
NRL (last round 7/8; season tally 48/72)
AFL (last round 6/9; season tally 38/72)
Greater Western Sydney