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Finals predictions

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by Pfitzy, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. TOCC Guest

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    Obviously the big one for Qld Country would be to win in Fiji, but will be difficult without Duncan Paia’aua and Perese been called into the Wallabies.

    And the following weekend for the Sprit against QLD Country will decide their finals place, but they’ll be without half their squad due to the Barbarians match against the Wallabies.




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  2. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    At this stage, I would have to favour the Qld Country and Vikings to take out the top two spots. The order will be determined by the result this weekend of the Drua v QC game. Depending on the result of that game, either the QC (if they win) or the Vikings (if the Drua win) will be on top and the other most likely in 2nd spot. All three have reasonably easy games to finish and would be expected to win.
    The potential fly in the ointment for QC is if the Drua happen to beat them and earn a bonus point. That might see QC finish 3rd overall.

    Whoever finishes on top will probably be favoured to take out the comp this year.
  3. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Hopefully the NSW teams all pull a miracle out this weekend and produce a win to keep the Country Eagles hopes alive heading into the final round.
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    Can’t see QCountry winning in Fiji without their captain and best player, Cheika called Paia’aua into the Wallaby squad so he is back in Brisbane.
  5. Sully John Eales (66)

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    This sucks! He was never going to play any part in the game and this is critical match.

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  6. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Isn't it great to see that the NRC is growing in out estimation such that we get a bit put off when the national coach calls up one of our more influential players.
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  7. Sully John Eales (66)

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    But they didn't get called up to the national squad.
  8. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Sully, my understanding is that DP and Perese have been called into the squad either for training purposes or for the team to play the Baa Baas next week. Is this not the case?

    Vikings have also lost Arnold, Banks and Folau Faiinga but not quite so disruptive as they have the bye this weekend.
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    Duncan and Rory were definitely at the Captain's run yesterday. Don't recall seeing Perese, Banks or Fainga though. (not to say they weren't there though, don't get a lot of time inside)
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    Yeah it seems a bit stupid doesn’t it, surely he could train with the Wallabies but still travel to Fiji. But doesn’t matter anyway.. QCountry won in Fiji

    So they’re a lock for the finals now, and strong favourite for home final
  11. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Hoping the Vikings can lock up the second place and wrap up a home semi. Looking possible that QldC might face Brisbane in the other semi.
  12. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Great win by the Rams. Need the Rays to beat the Spirit and the Eagles to beat the Rising to keep the Eagles slim finals chances alive.

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  13. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    It's on! A win by the Eagles tomorrow will keep them in the hunt.

    Brilliant second half by the Rays!

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  14. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    So the Eagles are now fourth and the winner of the Eagles and Brisbane City next week will make the finals.

    Amazing round of results.

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  15. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Yep, Brisbane City to be without Quade Cooper, Karmichael Hunt, Andrew Ready, Kane Douglas, Lukhan Tui and Samu Kerevi.

    NSW Coutry to be without Jake Gordon, Kyle Godwin, Sam Ward and Tom Robertson
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    What a stupid date to hold the Barbarians game


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  17. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Got one out of four right Pfitzy. Aint it a bitch when someone calls you out on a previous forecast that you'd be hoping no-one would remember.
  18. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Ah, the moronic irony of it all. That forecast was for 2014. Can't remember how that all turned out, but don't want to know either.
  19. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    OK, here's my forecast for the upcoming semi's in the 2017 season.

    Spirit to beat the Qld country boys and the Drua to beat the Vikings. Spirit to face the nightmare of a trip all the way to Fiji for the final.
  20. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Vikings now looking for locks.

    Blake Enever with the Wallabies
    Rory Arnold injured
    Sam Carter with the Barbarians.

    Darcy Swain to start (he's been impressive this year) with Dean Oakman-Hunt do you think?

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