Apparently it’s been 67 days since the last NRL game. Time being what it is, it feels like a long time that has gone quickly – the changes to routine and life that have filled this strange season serve to create a sense of weariness that searches for pockets of familiarity.
Which is why people will watch the only sport presently being conducted, because even unfamiliar sport is better than no sport.
Before we were interrupted Round 2’s only upset was a loss by Easts, their second out of two. They’ll be back on the positive side of the ledger before long.
NRL (last round 7/8; season tally 13/16)
Brisbane (I expect them to outlast Paramatta, it will be interesting to see if their young pack is still fired up)
Easts (it hurts tipping them, the least they could do is win)
St George (New Zealand will suffer being away from home. The least they could do is fixture all their games at Manly)
AFL (last round 5/9; season tally 5/9)