Welcome to contractual obligation football.
Seasons that will feature virtual asterisks to qualify a variety of outcomes.
How these competitions are able to proceed seems the second biggest mystery in Australia after why kids are still at school.
The need for them to go on being more a testimony to the fact that particularly the NRL would barely survive a season without games.
The biggest questions this season are now: how will the broadcasters include sound from the ground that is not simply a mob of men swearing; what will happen when someone tests positive; what threshold will be in place to name premiers when the seasons are abandoned at some point or another.
Last week the NRL provided a couple of ‘upsets’. But any round that comes in at 75% is ok.
NRL (last round 6/8; season tally 6/8)
North Queensland (should score more points than Canterbury)
Brisbane (at home if their pack turns up two weeks in a row)
AFL (last round -/-; season tally -/-)
Adelaide (at home)
Geelong (don’t know why)