Just when everything was settling back to how it should be with NRL and AFL correct tip ratios we enter the winter silly season of State of Origin and bye rounds.
I’m a bit sad North Melbourne robbed me of a perfect round by sacking their coach. That only works for one round, though.
This makes things a bit more of a raffle because NRL teams are missing representative players and some AFL teams have the benefit of a week off while others haven’t had their turn yet.
I’ll pick Queensland in the State of Origin. It all depends on the forward packs. Queensland’s doesn’t look as strong in attack, but they are solid defenders, so that may blunt NSW’s advantage. Or not.

NRL (last round 3/8; season tally 54/88)
North Queensland

AFL (last round 8/9; season tally 53/90)
Greater Western Sydney
Port Adelaide
West Coast

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