Sunday, July 20, 2014

Talking sport...

AFL (First half of round 18)

  • Fascinating round - North's inconsistency hurts them, Geelong and Power survive big scares.  But the upset of the season was the Saints thumping Fremantle. Hard to know what to make of that game. 
  • Looking forward to the Swan's game against Hawthorn next Saturday.  Sydney would be favourites for the Minor Premiership if they win this game. I think the two danger games they have left are against Essendon & Port Adelaide. Though perhaps the lesson from this weekend is that every game is a danger game. 
  • AFL is an international game - with the International Cup Tournament being played during August. Should be fascinating to keep an eye on. The Men's Final is being played at the MCG prior to the Geelong-Hawthorn game; and the Women's Final is at Punt Road (both on Aug 23).


  • Warriors lost a close & exciting game to Brisbane this weekend - still in the eight & a win from the top four. 
  • The Titan's didn't read the script for the weekend. 
  • Barring major surprises - only three teams are out of the running for the finals - Newcastle, Cronulla & Canberra. Though a number of teams need to keep winning big to make up their points differential. 
  • Looking at the ladder - I think suspect Manly, the Roosters & the Rabbitohs are the front-runners for the competition. With eight rounds to go a lot can happen. 

Super XV

  • Gallant performances from the Highlanders & Chiefs this weekend, but ultimately both are eliminated. The finals next weekend are Waratahs v Brumbies & Crusaders v Sharks.

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