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NRL Round 3 Review | Rugby League - Episode 117

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Hamish returns with his weekly NRL round review with all the regular segments returning. He also spices it up by naming his 5 most likeable and least likeable sides in the competition in 2021. 

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Lara and welcome back to the on the wall podcast. This is episode a hundred and seventeen of the show and we are back here again to talk about the NRL. Yeah, look, got to be brutally honest. Some once again here by myself, I'll probably stop promising that I'll get on guests, but I'll try my best, but I will stop promising it because I have failed to deliver on my promise about three weeks in a row. So at the moment it's just me. As the CRICKET SEASON WRAPS UP, I'll get more organized over the weekends and that way I can probably organize guests on, but at the moment it will just be me. I didn't get to watch too much of the action as I was busy with cricket Saturday and Sunday, but I obviously called the Thursday and Friday Games and watch the highlights or replays of the other ones. So it's a pretty good round of Footie, obviously, sadly. But we'll just get straight into our winners and loses. The biggest loser probably being the amount of injuries there were. Sadly, for fans of many clubs, their favorite players went down over the weekend with serious injuries. Just real off a couple of them. Dylan Edwards gone for a month, Jeremy Marshall King six to eight weeks only. Kitella four to six weeks. Tarpanni and Curtis Scott both injured, not sure how long. And in that same team, Sebastian Chris and Ryan James are yet to be confirmed. They were picked but they're not or if they're going to pass their test. Shirt Ben Hunt is also injured. Lucky lamb out for six day weeks. Luke Carrie gone for the year, which is clearly the biggest one, but that's that was pretty awful to watch. Lindsay Collins out with concussion and Peter Hiku as well, gone for a month. So a lot of big names. They are a lot of crowd favorite, so that's really going to hurt a few teams in particularly the roosters. And Yeah, just was a bit of a sound note for the weekend because apart from that there was some good footy played and yeah, just it's sat see. Unfortunately it's always going to happen in the contact sport, but it just sucks when they're really serious injuries. Like you know, the injuries abound happened, but when they one to two weeks you can kind of put up with it, but when it's season ending injuries like Kiri's, you do have to feel for them on a personal level because they would be pretty horrible really when you can't do the thing you love for a year. Like yes people would say, Oh, who cares, he's getting paid a lot, but I'm sure they just want to be out there on the park cut shape. So shout out to all those boys getting injured. Hopefully they come back better than ever. In terms of the talk about whether there should be an eighteen ban, I'm unsure about it, like I'm going to be sitting on the fence here, because I know they'll bring it in and it's basically just going to turn into a bench with five players, because straightaway it's not their fault, fair enough, for pushing the Bandaris the rules of blocks like Bella, me and Robinson. They're going they're just going to be test in the boundaries of that rule and will turn their...

...eighteen man will basically just turn to a fifth bench player, and I think we really want to see that. I think a lot of the rules over the last ten years has been trying to eliminate the big players who just play come on for ten, fifteen minutes, like Nelson was at one point. Now he plays, you know, a lot more minutes and I'll respect that, but allowing a fifth player in the interchange would do exactly that. Have I do think there should be a rule. Not many of these were caused by foul play, to be fair, but I do think there should be a rule that if a player is injured through foul play, I do believe that the player and they're gone for the game. Like say, someone coat hanging someone that play it gets injured for the rest of match, I reckon the person who coat hangers them should have to go off as well. And yes, I know you can arguable, then that's just unlucky, because someone who coat hanger someone else and they'd bounce off fine, doesn't get injured by just seeing. That's the most fair way to go about it because realistically, what why wouldn't you just intentionally knock someone's best player out with a high tack? Will try and break their jaw or something like I know it's pretty awful thoughts, but in a big game there's not really much stopping you and especially if you're a lesson non play, if you just get Simmin or something, El so much of a punishment. So I think that rule should be brought in, but it in terms of an eighteen man, I'm definitely not sold on it. Unless they've brought it in the AFLA twenty three man. So if that succeeds, were flying colors. I think that's maybe something we could bring in. But yeah, I just especially an Rols to different game t a F I think they would be able to basically not get the most out of it, but they'd be able to use it in ways that it wasn't intended to when the rule was created or thought of. So I don't think the eighteen man is the way to go. But yeah, it's just a shame that that many injuries happened to one weekend. Pretty Sour left to say our taste, and most nurl fans males. I talked about the roosters. I'll touch on them first. They're probably the biggest loser coming out of the weekend. Lost to the arch enemy in south Sydney. Was a pretty good game, especially in the first half. The sales will all over them Friday night footy was great to have it back with two big teams going out. It's like, you know, we kind of got used to a lot of broncos action last year and Friday night footy seals could have two really good teams going toe to toe. And Yeah, the roosters first test of the season and they just did not look up to it. South looked way better than them. I don't think the roosts played that bad and it wasn't there wasn't much to be concerned about from that side of things in my opinion, for their performance on Friday night. I think it was a bit of an off night for them. But we know the roosters don't really hit peak form till later on the season, which I know sounds weird after forty point wins in round one and two, but that's just the truth. Buy in the situation and the rabbits are really good team, so no shame and going down to them. And at the end of the day they lost by two tries and had three players out for the majority of the second half, so and including...

...two halves. So so I thought it was a pretty good effort from the rooster's even though blokes like my dad were saying how bad they were. But yeah, it's obviously going to be tough from here for the roosters to go onto in a premier ship carries out for the season. Locky lamb is out for six to eight weeks. They're now going to be rolling with the combination of Drew Hutchinson and Sam Walker for the near future. I don't know. I think Adam Curean's injured. I don't know if he's in the plans when he comes back, but yeah, it's a pretty inexperienced hars partnership's going to be interesting to see how they go this week against the warriors. I'll touch on that matchup towards the end of the episode, but yeah, pretty pretty grim weekend for the roosters. Probably the only positives are the victor. Bradley's back this week, but yeah, I don't think that really makes up for cue being out for the season and yeah, like I don't really like talking about it because I feel bad for the guys, but yeah, hopefully comes back in two thousand and twenty two better than ever. Moving on to I'll touch on my final losers because I normally go winners first. Try and keep it positive, but we've basically gone through all the losers here, so I'll touch on them and then we can get into the more positive stuff. I've just grouped the cowboys, bulldogs and manly all together, the three bottom feeders at the moment. All windless, so fine in two thousand and twenty one and they just look like they're a long way off the pace of the rest of the competition. We saw the Tigers get their first win, the dragons notched up their second win, the broncos also, in the end had a pretty impressive win in terms of the school against the bulldogs. And Yeah, it's just not looking great. These three teams look like they're going to be a fair way off thirteen place and they're just going to be battling it out for fourteen place unless something changes quickly. If we're going to look at the three teams in terms of what's wrong, it's all in attack. Really are the I know they've been contending a lot of points, but the cowboys have scored twenty six, the bulldogs have scored sixteen across three matches and the seagulls have scored twenty eight. So you're not going to be winning many games of footy when you're averaging less than ten points and match. And I know some of them have played fairly good teams to start the season. I know manly played the roosters and souse in the first two but they were pretty disappointing on Friday night against the dragons. Looking forward, the cowboys have the sharks, the bulldogs have the bunnies and the seagulls have the panthers. So then we could well and truly be talking about them, all three of them being own for next week and at this stage it looks like they're just going to be. Their only relevance to the season will be trying to avoid the wooden spoon. I do think things might change for manly. I know he's just one player, but when Tom Turbo does come back they usually do look like a different team, as we saw at the start of the last season. So we'll probably have to hold judgment on the seagulls completely till them but at the moment they look absolutely awful. The cowboys look really bad, but I keep harping on about them week and week out, so I'll layoff in this week.

And then the bulldogs. I thought they were a chance to beat the broncos on the weekend. They were solid in the first half in terms of defense, held the broncos to two points, but then in the third second half just got completely opened up by a bronchos team that in other weeks have looked pretty impotent. So Yeah, a lot of losers this week, but mainly those three teams in the roosters and obviously all the injured players. But moving on to the more positive side of footy, the winners. For me the biggest winner was the panthers. They beat the storm without Nathan cleary and UPASIDE Corus out, which in itself is an incredible feat. I think they'd beat Melbourne as well last year on a Friday night, if I remember correctly. So yes, they did lost the gram final to them and that would be the main thing they think about when they think of the storm. But it does seem in the regular season they do have a bit of wood over the perennial champions. Really the storm great finish to that game, obviously Justin Olan try to score himself. Probably should have passed it to the Fox. Kick our came from out of nowhere to hold them up. Great Game. Every one of my land room was screaming in that last tenance. I couldn't really sit down as so into it, so that was awesome. Maddie Burton was probably a highlight, stepping in at halfback for Nathan cleary and he showed his class putting out those seventy meter torpedos. I don't know how any kicking mad as you got, but he must have got a fair few, because he was regularly putting it sixty seventy and really putting the storm on the back foot at the start of their sets. Dylan Ed Woods was really good. Actually, I've never really been the biggest fan of dealing there would was always thought he is a little bit overrated, but just looked good because he was in a good side. But the back in the last year and the start of this season I'm starting to respect what he brings to the team and I thought he's first half against the pant the storm was one of his best and unfortunately he went off at halftime with an injury. Any now he's out for a month, which sucks for them, especially considering they let Kayleb bacons go in the offseason, but I'm sure actually I don't know who they've picked there. To be honest, I haven't investigated the team liners. So Schumi's Charlie stains, but I'm not a hundred percent sure they did play tyrone May. They're in the second half on the weekend and Stephen Crichton can also play there, but I assume it's Charlie stains so here that he'll be missed. Brian Toto was back to his best. He had seventy eight poscontact meters and yeah, he's just an absolute beast of all. Winger Yeo and kick out really led from the front, with the forwards were used to have, being Fisher Harris, but those two really were awesome. Yeo in the Middle and kick out on the outside, and Spencer Len you played really well. However, I do look, I I know and I roll's not the same without the Ingression, the aggression, but I do think panthers similar to like the eels do. I think sometimes they do overstep the line when it comes to aggression and I think when you I don't know if I'm saying that right, but I think he does it a bit too often. If I'm he seems like he's a bit of a Grub but fair play to him. He played pretty well. But yeah, that hit on eyes and who, in my opinion,...

...the that wasn't a penalty. I don't believe, and I genuinely think you should have been suspended. I believe eyes and who's broke his ribs. And Yeah, it was just so unnecessary. He'd basically stopped in the tackle and it's just such a coward shot. So yeah, I'm pretty disappointing the referees for not picking that up. All the matter of view panel. But he was also on the receiving end of a nasty tackle from monster, which I believe was completely accidental. But yeah, I'll probably just hold my piece there because it sounds like I'm just attack on the block now. So they were the biggest winners coming out of that one and look likely premiers basically for the season, to have come out of the block. So well, next up I've got the warriors. Shout out to Bun if you are listening. You were very keen for this one. Came from five tries down, five tries to two down against camera, in camera. I don't know what they would have been paying because I was playing cricket at the time, but they did say must have been paying up with the ten bucks at that stage and they just went on an absolute tap. Couldn't stop scoring in that second half. Adam pomp he scored in the seventy seven minute to put them in front, and then Roger Two of us to check how a try save on rapid are in the corner and that was enough for them to get over at camera. And what I was just really impressed by was most of their wins in last season was they would complete it, you know, ninety nine, ifive percent, score eighteen points and it would be enough to beat the other team. However, on the weekend they scored thirty four points and on the completed at seventy five percent, and I'm I don't know, it sounds like applauding them for being worse, but I think that's the sign of really good team when your ball handling or your discipline might not be as good one day but you can still go out and put up a lot of points at something like the Rabbitos do a lot. Roger was just an absolute freak and I think I know it's his last year in the game. I don't know he's won a daily metal, but I still think there's this bloke is underrated. Personally, I think. Yes, he's a wellknown name because he's probably the easily the biggest day in the warriors franchise since Sewn Johnson left. But I do think if he played in the Sydney team or a Brisbane team he'd be that much more pry, like you'd just be pray so much more. I think people think of to DESCO and papen house and even maybe sound like a Guthson in a completely different light, where for me Rogers right up there with the very best. I'm not saying he's the best, but on his day like he was on Saturday, there's not many who can you can put over him. He had a hundred and one post contact meters. Hundred one meters in a game is fairly decent by itself, let alone post contact at ten tackle breaks, which is just freakish, and six offloads. That's incredible. That's basically just giving his team an extra set off his own back the marlow and put the tool back to their best. I think they've been pretty down the last couple of seasons but they were back to their ball carrying, strong tool be best. They're just a tough due to face on the wings and for...

...nor Blake showed why the warriors were so keen to get him down. He showed why he's one of the best props in the game. Absolutely killed it. See it. Well done to the warriors and I'm looking forward to getting behind them really gone forward. I think they're very likable team, which I will get into in a second. But my final winner are my team, the mighty West higers, got their first win of the year against the Newcastle Lights. If you when I looked at their dry basically just rode off the first month. I thought they weren't going to win any of them. Obviously I'd very tough first two matches against the raiders and the roosters and went down convincingly in both, but upset the nights in Newcastle in Mitchell Pierces three hundred a David Nov ALima win it in the seventy two minute was enough to get the chocolates on the day and do he's kicking was actually the difference he went for from for, which is something that the Tigers have struggled with for so long now. I can't even think the last time we didn't have kicking issues, maybe since Pat Richards, and that was a big reason why we won the game, because Texoi kicked to from for so both teams actually scored the same amount of tries. And after a tough start to the year, as I mentioned earlier, they now have the eels on Easter Monday, which is a very tough fixture. Tigers historically have not been great against the EELS, especially on Easter Monday or a banqueest. Then they have the cowboys, winless cowboys, I might then they have the rabbit as another tough one, but then they have the seagulls, another winless team, and then the dragons, who right now a two and one. But I do think they're just in a little purple patch and I don't think they're going to and they're played some easy teams really. They've been the cowboys and the SEAGULLS, I believe. So I don't think they're actually as good as their records of jest. So I reckon the Tigers can easily beat the cowboy. Not Easily, but it's certainly in the realm of possibility that they beat the cowboys, seagulls and dragons and that would see them even if they lose to the EELS and Rabbitos, which is most likely going to happen, that would actually see them for and for after round eight and they've played, you know, four of the top six teams in the competition, maybe five of the top seven if you're going to include the night so I think they would definitely be a great start for the Tigers and then they can really start to attack in the origin period. Obviously not too many tigers plays, if any. I don't don't think any actually play origins. So I don't know what the orange ched just like this year. I don't know if players will be missing games, but you know, they could be a dangerous team to play throughout that period as they will be fresh and ready to go. And Yeah, they just look like a different team. Would do it at five eight, I know do we played in round two, but I think second game under the belt with that spine combination, it looks like it's starting to be a little bit better. Yes, there's still some issues there, but yet good win. At the end of the day. Can't really USK so much more when you're owing to all. Anyway you can get the points is a good way. So well do unto my West Tigers Right. Moving on to my predicted top eight, today's probably going to be a short episode, just quietly because I am under a...

...bit of time pressure to record this. But but I changed to the top paid. I've actually made a fair for you this week. I thought it'd be a bit of a borus segment if I just keep it the exact same every week, but I actually genuinely believe these changes are feasible. The roosters, I had third last week after a great start to the year and obviously the amount of injuries that occurred. Now they're going to be playing with a new harvest pairing for well, the rest of the season, but two new halves for the next six to eight weeks, and I've actually dropped them down to seventh. I just think the rest of their team's fairly old and they're still going to be a good team. They should still be able to put away the bad sides, but I just don't think they're going to be able to compete with the top guys. While Sam Walker and drew Hutchinson are, they're demanding the commanding the team around, so I've got them dropping down to seven. Panthers I've a written lifted them from fourth to third after a good win over the storm. I've still got the storm and Rabbitos one and two. I'm holding thick on those. Two of leap frogged the EELS over the raiders. So the raiders are still in fifth for me. I've jumped push the eels up into four. I don't believe the EELS will be a force in September from going to be brutally honest. However, I do think they are very good regular season team who beats the teams they need to beat and then they can, as we saw at the storm and around to they can put up an upset against the bigger guys. So I do think they will be a top four team. At the moment I've actually lifted the titans. You absolutely crunched the cowboys on Sunday night. I think they scored forty four points up in towns will. I've lifted them from eight to six. Similar thing to the EELS. I just think they've reached that stage now. I don't think I have an impact in September, but I think they've reached that level where they will beat pretty much every team below them or who they should be expected to be, and then they'll add a couple scalps along with that and that'll be enough to get them pretty high in that top eight. I've dropped the nights from seven to eight following that loss to the Tigers. So the they are my changes. No new teams into the top eight. I think the guys outside the top eight still need to show me a little bit more. Probably a bit harsh on the warriors, but I'm not convinced the one of these eight. They're going to miss out just yet, but that could all change in the following weeks. All right. Next up we have a new segment. It's called the list segment. I brought it in in the AFL episode I recorded yesterday. But what I'm going to be doing is each week I'm going to think of a topic and I'm just going to come with a list. It might be a top five, top three. I might rank the whole competition, might bring a top ten, etc. Etc. Just depends on the topic. This week I'm doing most likable teams. So who are the most likable teams in the n this is obviously completely subjective. Depends a lot on who you follow or how old you are, because I know some people like you know, for example, Haye manly, because they just bought a lot of players in the s and stuff like that. But I'm going most who I believe the five most likable teams. I'm leaving my West Tigers out of it because I'm obviously biased towards them, so I...

...don't know what people's opinions of them and I'm also putting in my top five, at least favorite teams. So I hope you enjoy this. Look comment down below if you agree or disagree with me or who you're most hated. Almost like teams apart from the team you support are right most likable teams. I'm number of five. I'm going the titans purely because I think they're just a pretty harmless team. So I like them enough for them not to be in between hated and liked. I do like them. I like their players, I like some of their signings in the offseason. I like hole brook as a coach. I like their stadium. I've been in their stadium a couple times. It's a nice place and I like don't mind their colors. That like. I know I'm saying some really pretty random reasoning right now. But this is dead, dead said what goes into it. But yeah, more importantly, they just haven't really done anything to piss anyone off. I don't think they've been pretty irrelevant for most of their time in the NFL. They were pretty decent at the start with, you know, Preston, Campbell, Scott Prints and stuff, but they haven't really had a long enough history to for Jenny big rivalries or hatreds towards any fan bases. I'd say so I think they would be a pretty regular pick in your top fives. But then my number five, number four, I'm going to the RABBITOHS, which is probably be controversial from a tigers fan because you know, Ball Maine and south arguably one of the biggest rabbleries in our or history. But I do like the Rabbit Os and my dad always says is if he didn't, if the Tigers were too some for some reason be banned from the competition forever tomorrow, he'd probably start going for the Rabbit Os. They're just a likable team and got a good fan base. Classic Jersey with the Green and register will myrtle and green stripes. Wait, is the myrtle the green part of the swear it's or is it myrtle and Burgundy? are looking like a phony here, but I'm going to say myrtle and green, but I feel like the green could be called myrtle. I don't know, I'm getting confused, but yeah, green and red drips, for lack of a better term. So yeah, I just like them. Like the way they play. Like I didn't like super coach Wayne Bennett, but I think I I respect him a lot more now the way he's coach the Rabbitos. He lets them just play the natural game, which I highly respect. So they're my number four. My number three is the New Zealand warriors. Similar to the Times, I think they're pretty harmless team. Haven't been good for a while and when they are good they're very exciting. Usually play scintillating footy. Their stereotypically pretty big, pretty fast. Like to throw the ball around, which is always good to watch. And Yeah, that's basically enough set for the warriors. Number two. I've gone the nights. I've been recently grinding the five seven collective podcast. If you don't know, that's Connor Watson and Kalyn Pong is pod us. They get a lot of the other nights boys involved as well. It's really cool. They just seem like a really cool bunch of guys. To be honest. I like the fact that they're in New South Wales but they're outside of Sydney. They have their own little community there in new castle.

They've got a cool stadium, a nice size. They get pretty solid a tendance out even at the worst of times. Good colors. Yeah, I just like their players, likable team and yeah, I just think the nights overall. I don't think they easily hated, I'd say. And Number One I've gone with the raiders. The Canberra raiders are my favorite team outside of the Tigers. I don't know why, I've just got an affinity with the raiders. Ever since, like Blake Austin, left from the Tigers to the raiders, I've been a big fan of them. They do smash. I was pretty regularly, so I probably shouldn't like them as much as I do, but something about their Green Jersey similar to the newcastled team playing in new well Act's not New South Wales, be know. I mean not being in Queensland team, but not being in Sydney. They've got the Viking Club. They've got good fans, good size stadium. It doesn't look empty. It looks for most times. I like watching the game at camera, like Ricky Stewart's loose value, even though you reportedly abused Henry pair and out Parenti, which is pretty disgusting. So yeah, they're my most likable team outside of the target. Now moving on to my top five most hated teams. They look this is subjective and it can change week by week. Really, any incident can change it. So if your team is mentioned, don't upset, unsubscribe. Take it as a feather in your cap that I don't like your team because maybe they went too much. Something like that, and feel free to hate me or the Tigers for me mentioning it. But here we go. Number five. I'm going the Brisbane Broncos a few reasons, mainly A. I used to live in Brisbane, so I'd go watch Brisbane and they'd pretty much beat every team. I live. I lived there between two deaths and and six and two thousand and thirteen and then pretty much raid finals every single year then, and I think they actually did, and they used to just beat pretty much every team except, like the storm and it. On the odd occasion the tax would get up, but pretty rarely. So I didn't like them, as you usually don't like the teams that just win all the time. I also when I think of Brisbane, I think of Queensland. As a New South Wales Fan, obviously hate that fact. A lot of Brisbane players often overlappened to the Queensland side. I don't like the Brisbane has one team. I think it's pretty unfair when Sydney has eight teams. So it's no surprise that they produced. Or do they have eighteens? Of Do that more? I actually don't know off the top of my head, but I'm so surprised that they produce as much talent as they do, or you'd hope they do. So yeah, I can't lie not minding them being on the bottom right now or struggling. They want on the weekend, so then on the bottom ladder, but you know what I mean. But they are obviously good for the game. One of the biggest teams biggest fan base in Australia, according to social media, I believe. So well onto the Broncos for that, but yet not the biggest fan of them. Number four I've got the roosters. I think they would be in most people's top five hated obviously famous for being a very rich club. Can Pretty much entice any player they want in the competition to go. Not suggesting they cheat the...

...salary cap or anything, but you know, it's a pretty attractive offer playing for the roosters. You get to, you know, have recovery sessions at bond I and stuff like that, live in the eastern suburbs and yeah, I just don't like. A part of me respects their free agency the way they go about it, but I just don't like especially it hurts that they got teddy. But yeah, I just don't like the way they win so much. Pretty much. That's what it boils down to. But yeah, I think my reasons for that is pretty understandable. Number three, I've probably got a rogue on here. I don't reckon they're very hatable, but the sharks. So at the sharks. When I watch them play, they're just like a bit of a rat pack. They've got a lot of loose units. Like last year they used to have Dugan four feeder. Ronaldo's one of the biggest grubs in the game him and you early. He's not that bad, but you know what I mean. So yeah, I think they're pretty grubby. Shawn Johnson just does not fit in, I have to say. I'm about Moreland. Both of them pretty clean cut guys and they're in a bunch of routes like Talki as well. He's a scary blocker. What's that other guy's named? Royce Hunt. They're all pretty big there. They're all big, they're all scary, they're all tatted up. They seem like a bit of a rat pack and they always like to get into a few fights with the tags. And they also went through a phase where they just pick off tigers players, which hurt to see, and they're also drug cheats, which I'll like. I know they claim the innocence for that, but at the matter of at the end of the day, they got suspended. So I think I can say that without getting canceled. Another two I'm going the panthers. This is probably only written up in the last few years. I just think they come across as a very arrogant team. They're very good to watch and I respect what they're doing there. Like similar to Newcastle, they seem to have their own little community out in the western suburbs. They just get behind the panthers. They they get a healthy crowd to every game, so I respect that. But yeah, just don't very likable, especially from a tigers fan. Actually, I probably should have them. Number one, to be honest, after that bloody Ivan cleary incident last year. That God, I think that's the most angry I've ever been in Narl from an M L match. I'm not the biggest fan of Ivan. I don't mind anything cleary, although I feel for him with the shapes that he's head is cutting it. Actually, you, he polishes the tird pretty well. He's probably pulls well and you probably Sorr. I shouldn't say that you, probably does well for himself and he probably is a good looking rooster at the end of the day. But yeah, Jerome Lui, Stephen Crying and all those guys, they're pretty aggressive the way they play there, right on the edge, like Spencilnu as we saw on Thursday night. Of thought he's a bit of a dog. So yeah, and also they're good now, so that's makes it easy to hate. But Number One, I'm gone. The paramount of eels, something about just getting smashed by the eels on Easter Monday. It just riles me up. I just don't like them. Mitchell Moses is a big factor behind that. Comes across very arrogant and not disrespectful. I'm sure...

...he's a good bloke, but he just doesn't I don't know, I don't know what I'm trying to say, but I just don't like him. They also similarly, have quite a few dogs in their town. I don't like Mike Assivo, I don't like Blake Ferguson. Michael Jennings was a drug is a drug cheat and used to play for them. And Yeah, I just don't think they're very likable team either. King Gartha, I respect him, but apart from that, Nathan brands absolute dog. So yeah, that's probably that weird segment. Really I've just turned about forty thousand law plus on me, but I'm oh well, I'm not going to do the players of the week section this week because, a, I didn't watch too many games in full and be empressed the time. So I'm going to be making my week four predictions. Sure better the week. There's quite a few this week that are pretty easy tips. I think there's three games where the favorite is under a dollar ten, which you don't see pretty regularly. And but the one I'm most confident in in is the storm to beat the broncos at Amy Park on Friday night. Pappenhaus in his back for the storm. It's in Melbourne and the storm might't looser. And three in a row. That's really enough. said. Upset of the week. There's two I really like here. Worries to be the roosters. Yes, it's probably like the stupid thing to do just to go and back someone against the roosters because they've got a new harvest pairing. But I honestly think the warrior is this the kind of game they could win a team that's probably unsettled after last weekend's injuries. And Yeah, I just think warrior are a chance to knock them off. Really it would be tough for them to get up for two big upsets in a row, but they were doing that kind of stuff last season so I can't see why they can't do it. The other team I like is the titans to beat the raiders. This is playing in Choregra, it has been played in Congress. If it was a gold coast I'd be more confident, but maybe the preparation could affect both teams. Obviously their schedules must have changed. The raiders are injury affected with Joseph tarpany and Curtis got out. Holly Smith Shields Got Injured in the New South Wales Cup. Sebastian Christ and Ryan James could also still be out being while the Times went through pretty unscathed in terms of the injury front. And Yeah, I think the Times could it get up for this one. They haven't been tested really from a top six team just yet. They've played the warriors, the Broncos and the cowboys, so they should really get up for this one, their first big test of the season to see whether they really they they cut the mustard, as they say. The saying. I actually have no idea, but Um, yeah, I'm like in both of those teams. I fired to pick one of the two. I think the Times is the safer one. I think it's more likely, but if I actually had to put money on I'd probably go the warriors because I legit thing. There chance, but I think that's more risky. There's yeah, I don't know, I feel like I've just I feel like I've just contradicted myself there fortyzero times be anyway. Play on six again games spread the bending lines. I like here. I like the obviously the times and roosters at plus four point five and plus six point five. The warriors...

...to get a try converted try margin as well as very tasty. So if you don't want to back them head to head, you can also back them on the line at a dollar ninety with those handicaps. The sharks at minus eight point five against the cowboys. Look, I'm scared to tip against the teams that are winless because there's just going to be one week where they just whip out their first win, because no team really goes winless in the NRL. But the sharks at minus eight point five feels like minus twelve. I probably would steer clear, but I think a margin of ten, twelve, fourteen, I think that's pretty reasonable for this game. So I'm like in the sharks against the cowboys. They're by more than nine points. And then the night's versus the dragons. I'm actually surprised. I guess it was the Tigers, but minus seven point five dragons have been hunt and Jack Bird out. Two pretty key figures been hunt got injured and the nights I don't think have any outs of note. Klempong is not back just yet, I don't believe. But yet for them to be minus seven point five, I think that's pretty tasty value. is also new castle, so I like their chances. They're but that's going to be it for today's episode. Another shorter one. I know I keep promising you this, but I will now have Sunday's free, so I promised to get the podcast more organize. I'm going to try and get them out on choose days instead of Wednesdays or Thursdays. I will also be watching more and Ral, obviously, as I have Sundays free now, so I will be able to give you more analysis in terms of tactics and stuff like that. Hopefully we'll be able to get some guests on and yet just kind of came for the cricket season to be over for the podcast purpose. But yeah, thanks for joining me, listening and watching, if you have so far. Channels seen a bit of growth in the last couple weeks, which has been pretty exciting. I've not been too sure what the future of this channel is, but all this podcast is. But I've always wanted to really have a crack at the NRL and AFL season in full, because that's, you know, my local audience. So it's good to see some well, not rewards, but you know what I mean. It's good to see that there is some interest in it. So keep tuning in. If you are enjoying it, like subscribe to the podcast, follow us on the podcasting platforms, get around us on social media and we'll see you same time, well, hopefully earlier time next week. I might actually do it before the Easter Monday clash. Sh I can have it out on Tuesday, but we'll see. Enjoy the Easter weekend, enjoy the Easter weekend footy more importantly, and go the tags. Thanks for listening. Cheers,.

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