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The pregame seems to go on a hell of a long time so probably about 10.45 . And half time seems to be an age to going on the souths game yesterday !

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Shock news of the week , Sutton refs Grand Final .

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After a marathon hearing Billy Slater will play in the final, a big boost to Storm’s chances of victory.

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3 hours ago, Graham said:

After a marathon hearing Billy Slater will play in the final, a big boost to Storm’s chances of victory.

When is a shoulder charge not a shoulder charge? When it's one of the blue eyed boy's who enacts it. Cam Smith or JT could probably hack off a opponents leg in their penultimate game and get cleared to play. Pathetic.

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On 9/23/2018 at 8:03 PM, DavidM said:

The pregame seems to go on a hell of a long time so probably about 10.45 . And half time seems to be an age to going on the souths game yesterday !

I think it's supposed to be 10:30am (UK time) but, being the NRL, an actual kick-off at 10:45am seems likely.

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2 hours ago, Clogiron said:

When is a shoulder charge not a shoulder charge? When it's one of the blue eyed boy's who enacts it. Cam Smith or JT could probably hack off a opponents leg in their penultimate game and get cleared to play. Pathetic.

Cam Smith has missed a Grand Final through suspension,as for Slater I'm glad he's allowed to play,the game is in a poor state if a challenge like that warrants suspension,it's not netball.

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5 hours ago, Clogiron said:

When is a shoulder charge not a shoulder charge? When it's one of the blue eyed boy's who enacts it. Cam Smith or JT could probably hack off a opponents leg in their penultimate game and get cleared to play. Pathetic.

Due to the NRL as usual making a mess of things the Tackle that Billy performed was rated Grade 1 and came with 200 Points-even though it was not dangerous and didnt put any player in a potentially dangerous position. I am glad his lawyers got him off as nobody deserves to miss a Grand Final for that tackle.

The Roosters player Friend put in a very dangerous tackle that saw Inglis put in a very dangerous position that could have seen him land on his head or Neck. That tackle carried just 100 Points. Its clear that the NRL needs to sort things out for next season as the consistantcy and the way thinks are viewed and judged are clearly not correct and needs to be sorted ASAP.

Also the Crusher Tackle needs to see harsher penalties for me and more consistant. Chambers was banned for 3 games- should have been more. Yet the exact same thing Latrell Mitchell did saw him with just a one game ban! And the Thug Fifita did a less severe one on Kenny Bromwich at the weekend and has been ignored. Such tackles dont belong in the game and the NRL should hand on long severe penalties for those that do it.

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I can't wait for this. The last 2 weeks (bunnies - dragons then roosters - souths) have been sensational. 

 2 really great sides in the final. I see Melbourne are favourites and feel that probably that is correct.

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Sydney rockers Gang Of Youths will headline the night’s entertainment from 6.30pm.

“After the success of last year’s entertainment, we wanted to go back a slightly different genre — just a great Aussie rock show from one of the best young bands in the business,” NRL chief commercial officer Andrew Abdo said.

“Gang of Youths are relevant, they’re home grown, they’re contemporary, and they are renowned for producing one of the best live shows going around.”

The pre-game entertainment begins with the NRL women’s grand final.

1.35pm — NRL Women’s grand final, Broncos vs Roosters

3.40pm — NRL State Championship, Bulldogs vs Dolphins

7.20pm — NRL grand final, Roosters vs Storm

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Probably the most reviled teams , along with the Bronco's, in the NRL due to past and present salary 'sombreo' issues and methods..If pushed would have to plump for the Roosters if only for having the likes of Tedesco, Mitchell and Radley in the team, all quality, exciting players to watch.

So that means it will be a Storm win and the NRL will get the finale it's contrived this past week.

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Storm are expected to be unchanged from the 17 that did the job against the Sharks. Retiring Storm legend Ryan Hoffman is expected to miss out on a place in the team for his final game. Nelson Asofa-Solomona is a possibility to start, which would see Tim Glasby move to the bench in his final game before joining the Knights.

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Cooper Cronk failed to take part in the Roosters’ captain’s run on Saturday, with Mitchell Aubusson and Ryan Matterson leading the race to replace him if he is ruled out. Victor Radley may also be considered at five-eighth with Luke Keary expected to shift to halfback.

He is still making every effort to play, with the club presunmably prepared to include him in their GF side if he can make it.

Storm would surely target him if he does play.

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Doggies winning the State Cup 42 - 18 over Redcliffe with 2 minutes left.

Jamil Hopoate just handed Fa'amanu Brown the easiest try of his career. Jamil (Redcliffe) fielded a kick in goal and got a couple of metres into the field of play when the tacklers started pushing him back. He passed out the back straight to Brown (Dogs) who was already standing in the in-goal and even if he'd died and fallen over he would have scored.

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Cooper Cronk has been reportedly declared medically fit by Roosters staff and is set to play in the NRL grand final.

Newscorp journalists James Hooper, Pete Badel and Dean Ritchie are all reporting that Cronk appears to have overcome the shoulder injury that has dogged his preparation in the lead up to the decider at ANZ Stadium.

A final decision is expected to be made by Cronk in consultation with Roosters coach Trent Robinson and his coaching staff.

It will be confirmed once final teams are announced an hour before kick off.

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Cronk is playing.

Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 Joseph Manu, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 23 Cooper Cronk, 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho , 11 Boyd Cordner, 7 Mitchell Aubusson, 13 Victor Radley

Interchange: 12 Isaac Liu 14 Dylan Napa 15 Zane Tetevano 17 Ryan Matterson

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Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Tim Glasby, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Joe Stimson, 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14 Kenny Bromwich, 15 Christian Welch, 16 Brandon Smith, 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona

No place for Sam Kasiano or Ryan Hoffman

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Only caught a few NRL games this season but enjoyed them all especially the presentation.

At the start of the season I did a £10 double on Sydney Roosters and St Helens winning their respective grand finals.  It is now worth £175 if it comes in which would be a nice bonus.

Is there any chance the Roosters can keep up their end of the bargain?

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Should be a good game.

Cronk must be a big gamble.

I hope the Roosters can win this.

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