I’ve tipped Brisbane (AFL) without any confidence at all. If they win, they’re the real deal. If they lose, they should at least go further than last year. I’ve tipped Brisbane (NRL) to lose without any confidence at all. Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Draws count as correct) NRL …

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I’m days late on these. Trust me when I post that these are the tips I would have tipped, even for games that have been played. (Draws count as correct) NRL (last round 4/8; season tally 97/136) Souths Manly Penrith Canberra Brisbane Easts Melbourne Cronulla (Draws count as correct) AFL (last rounds 10/14; season tally …

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So, the AFL Grand Final is going to be played in Brisbane. The season wouldn’t have existed without the support the QLD government has provided, so that’s why there’s minimal grumbling. I expect Queensland will be enthusiastic hosts. But the narrative of this being a development of a frontier market is not a strong one. …

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