The AFL competition is over for another year with Hawthorn providing a devastating demonstration of the axiom about champion teams playing teams of champions. And the value of simply being hardened. The NRL provides and intriguing competition between one team who had to battle to be allowed to stay in the competition and haven’t won …

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Well, AFL finals week one provided no surprises, and I expect none in week two. (Though I have bit of a soft spot for both Port Adelaide and North Melbourne) The last round of NRL was as erratic as the whole year. Not expecting any real upsets this weekend, though I’m going for Souths over …

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So, Richmond made it into September in the AFL and Paramatta are still best placed to finish in the NRL final eight. Not expecting any upsets in the first round of AFL finals. NRL (last round 6/8; season tally 108/186) Souths Melbourne Wests Paramatta Manly Newcastle Canterbury Penrith AFL (last round 7/9 – including one …

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Thursday night. Too early in the week for tips… West Coast to take the final place in the eight. NRL eight may already be in place. NRL (last round 4/8; season tally 102/176) Souths Brisbane Paramatta Wests Easts (at home) New Zealand Manly North Queensland AFL (last round 9/9 – finally; season tally 130/189) Hawthorn …

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