2018 Ladder Predictions

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by morgieb, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. morgieb MC Burridge

    Do it.

    1. Sydney Roosters
    2. North Queensland
    3. Melbourne
    4. Parramatta
    5. Cronulla
    6. St George Illawarra
    7. Canberra
    8. Brisbane

    9. Penrith
    10. Newcastle
    11. Manly
    12. Gold Coast
    13. Souths
    14. Wests Tigers
    15. Canterbury
    16. Warriors
  2. AVA T Delonge

    1. North Queensland
    2. Sydney Roosters
    3. Parramatta
    4. Melbourne
    5. Cronulla
    6. St George Illawarra
    7. Canterbury
    8. Brisbane

    9. Canberra
    10. Penrith
    11. Newcastle
    12. Manly
    13. Souths
    14. Gold Coast
    15. Wests Tigers
    16. Warriors
  3. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    1. Roosters
    2. Cowboys
    3. Dragons
    4. Storm
    5. Sharks
    6. Broncos
    7. Eels
    8. Raiders
    9. Knights
    10. Manly
    11. Souths
    12. Panthers
    13. Warriors
    14. Titans
    15. Bulldogs
    16. Tigers

    The teams 5-12 are basically interchangeable.
  4. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Feel like the Cows are being slightly overrated this year based on last year.
  5. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    What on earth makes you think St George will finish third?
  6. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    4.North QLD

    Best of luck with picking the other 12 teams...
  7. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    One of, if not the best packs in the comp with Widdop and Hunt behind them. I think they're one of the teams to beat 100%.
  8. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Top 3
    North Queensland
    Sydney Roosters

    St George Illawarra


    Wests Tigers

    Gold Coast
  9. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    I won’t be surprised if Penrith make the top 4.
    Fair enough but they looked very lacklustre in the charity shield against a very ordinary Souths pack. I don’t rate Widdop anywhere near as highly as some do and Hunt has been off the boil ever since, and actually before, signing with them. 3rd is is big stretch for them imo.
  10. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    So fucking pumped for this season. Can’t wait for tonight.
  11. Toolman TR Man

    1. Sydney Roosters
    2. North Queensland
    3. Parramatta
    4. Manly
    5. Penrith
    6. Melbourne
    7. Cronulla
    8. Brisbane
  12. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Based on the testimonial and on paper, I can’t see Melbourne finishing that low. They withstood a near-full strength Cowboys side with Smith and Slater on the sidelines for the last 30 minutes. I know it was a trial but like the Charity Shield it was played at a pretty high intensity. Then again wet weather suits Melbourne and doesn’t really suit the Cows.

    I just think Melbourne run by Smith are always a top 4 side regardless of no Cronk.
  13. Toolman TR Man

    no cronk, no mclean, old smith, 6th place. you're underestimating how much no cronk will impact them, they won't be as consistent
  14. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Old Smith? lol dude, he won the Dally M last year with two rounds remaining.
  15. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    It's a trial. I don't think I rate Widdop as highly as a lot of people, but I definitely rate Hunt higher than lots of people. I think if Hunt has his head right, behind a lot of go forward and second phase play, he will absolutely dominate with his running game.
  16. Paddy P Orr

    I think I've been a bit guilty of overhyping them to that extent. Time to simmer it down since they're known to start rusty.
  17. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Parra for top 4, I really rate Arthur as a man manager.
  18. MASTERS S Masters

    Storm gonna win tonight ;)
  19. Paddy P Orr

    Cowboys lucky to make the top 8 with garbage like they've played tonight.
  20. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Hess can score a try but his defence so far this year has been horrendous. Cows attack and defence was borderline disgraceful. Early season rust explains timing and execution. It doesn’t explain arm grabbing like 6-year-olds or taking the wrong option 7 out of every 10 opportunities.

    They play like they’ve been reading their own pre-season hype. Better turn it around very quickly.
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