Saturday, March 28, 2015

'Footy's' back ...

We've been enjoying the Cricket, SuperXV Rubgy and the NRL for a few weeks now, but next weekend sees the beginning of the AFL Season..   In short, hoping for redemption this year. That is, if the Swans make the grand final, they show up for the game.

Here's my prediction for the top eight

1. Sydney 2. Port Adelaide 3. Hawthorn 4. Fremantle
5. Geelong 6. North Melbourne 7. Richmond .8 Adelaide

I think Sydney will play Hawthorn or Port Adelaide in the Grand Final. But there's a lot of water to go under the bridge before we get there.


Super Rugby
Very impressed with the Hurricanes, a few All Blacks were rested last night and the team beat the Rebels 36-12, to go 6-0 for the season.

The two games last night were great advertisements for the game, with Parramatta upsetting the Rabbits, and the Bulldogs running down the Tigers with a golden point field goal.   One thing I've thought since it was introduced, is that it should be changed to a golden try. That's to say, if you score a try - game over, but with a field goal or penalty goal you play the ten minutes out.

Tomorrow, before the Cricket starts, the Warriors and Brisbane play in the NRL, before the game they will mark the fact that the Warriors have been in the competition for 20 years. Hoping for another win, to consolidate a reasonably good start to the season.

World Cup Cricket
The final sees the two best teams in the tournament playing for the right to be called World Champions. I am hopeful that the BlackCaps will lift the World Cup for the first time. I've been so impressed with McCullum and the team for the past year or so, not only for the cricket they have played, but the spirit they have played the cricket in. This piece from Martin Crowe is a must read. 

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