Melbourne are a good team. Well played. That the Western Bulldogs were clearly the next best team in the league and got smashed to the extent they did points to an incredible level of dominance.
Penrith should be favourites. Wear and tear are weighing them down, and the romance of the game, along with South’s improved form of late are tempering that somewhat. But Penrith are favourites for the NRL Grand Final.
(Draws count as correct)
NRL (last round 1/2; season tally 145/200)
AFL (last round 1/1; season tally 125/207)