Penrith are expected Grand Finalists. Parramatta are like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. But there they are.
I remain tipping Penrith to win, which is a shame. Because if Parramatta win no one will begrudge them the achievement or the fairy-tale of winning after so long, and with so little fanfare.
As for the AFL, I told my daughter Geelong would win by five or six goals – she contacted me afterward and said that was obviously a generous downplayed estimate. It wasn’t. No one expects to see Sydney blown away like that. Geelong were a very special team.
(Draws count as correct)
NRL (last round 1/2; season tally 132/192)
AFL (last round 1/1; season tally 147/207)