LIVE Round 25 Discussion

Big Pete

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Sydney Roosters
ANZ Stadium, Thursday 5 September 2019
Kick Off: 7:50pm



1. Adam Doueihi 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Corey Allan 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14 Ethan Lowe 15. Tom Amone 16. Tevita Tatola 17. Mark Nicholls

Reserves: 18. Bayley Sironen 19. Connor Tracey 20. Kurt Dillon 21. Mawene Hiroti


1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Warea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley

Interchange: 14. Lindsay Collins 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Nat Butcher 17. Angus Crichton

Reserves: 18. Billy Smith 19. Sitili Tupouniua 20. Poasa Faamausili 21. Drew Hutchinson

Parramatta Eels vs. Manly Sea Eagles
Bankwest Stadium, Friday 6 September 2019
Kick Off: 6:00pm



1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Marata Niukore

Interchange: 14. Brad Takairangi 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Ray Stone 17. Tepai Moeroa

Reserves:
18. David Gower 19. Will Smith 20. Peni Terepo 21. Josh Hoffman

1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Corey Waddell 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14. Manase Fainu 15. Sean Keppie 16. Lloyd Perrett 17. Taniela Paseka

Reserves: 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Tevita Funa 20. Cade Cust 21. Haumole Olakau’atu

Melbourne Storm vs. North Queensland Cowboys
AAMI Park, Friday 6 September 2019
Kick Off: 7:55pm



1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin Olam 5. Sandor Earl 6. Brodie Croft 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14. Max King 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tino Faasuamaleaui 17. Tom Eisenhuth

Reserves: 18. Curtis Scott 19. Joe Stimson 20. Billy Walters 21. Harry Grant

1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Jordan Kahu 4. Tom Opacic 5. Murray Taulagi 6. John Asiata 7. Michael Morgan 8. Scott Bolton 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Shane Wright 13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange: 14. Josh McGuire 15. Coen Hess 16. Peter Hola 17. Francis Molo

Reserves: 18. Corey Jensen 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Tom Gilbert 21. Jake Clifford

Canberra Raiders vs. Warriors
GIO Stadium, Saturday 7 September 2019
Kick Off: 3:00pm



1. Bailey Simonsson 2. Michael Oldfield 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Sebastian Kris 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton

Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. JJ Collins

Reserves:
18. Sam Williams 19. Joseph Tapine 20. Jordan Rapana 21. Tom Starling


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Adam Pompey 4. Blake Ayshford 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papali’I 13. Jazz Tevaga

Interchange: 14. Lachlan Burr 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Ligi Sao 17. Adam Keighran

Reserves:
18. Josh Curran 20. Taane Milne 21. Hayze Perham 22. Leivaha Pulu

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Broncos
ANZ Stadium, Saturday 7 September 2019
Kick Off: 5:30pm


1. Will Hopoate 2. Nick Meaney 3. Morgan Harper 4. Reimis Smith 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott

Interchange: 14. Jack Cogger 15. Renouf Toomaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Chris Smith

Reserves: 19. Danny Fualalo 20. Isaiah Tass 21. Fa’amanu Brown 22. Ofahiki Ogden


1. Anthony Milford 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Alex Glenn 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Patrick Carrigan

Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Izaia Perese 17. Rhys Kennedy

Reserves: 18. Sean O’Sullivan 19. Gehamat Shibasaki 20. Shaun Fensom 21. Joe Ofahengaue

Gold Coast Titans vs. St George Illawarra Dragons
Cbus Super Stadium, Saturday 7 September 2019
Kick Off: 7:35pm



1. Michael Gordon 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. AJ Brimson 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jai Arrow 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Nathan Peats

Interchange:
14. Tanah Boyd 15. Jai Whitbread 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Jack Stockwell

Reserves:
18. Will Matthews 19. Kallum Watkins 20. Ashley Taylor 21. Anthony Don


1. Corey Norman 2. Tristan Sailor 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Reece Robson 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Jackson Ford 13. Blake Lawrie

Interchange: 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Luciano Leilua 17. Josh Kerr

Reserves: 18. Patrick Kaufusi 19. Zac Lomax 20. Matthew Dufty 21. Jacob Host

Wests Tigers vs. Cronulla Sharks
Leichardt Oval, Sunday 8 September 2019
Kick Off: 2:00pm



1. Corey Thompson 2. Robert Jennings 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Thomas Mikaele 9. Josh Reynolds 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Ryan Matterson

Interchange: 14. Matthew Eisenhuth 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Alex Twal 17. Michael Chee-Kam

Reserves: 18. Tommy Talau 19. Chris McQueen 20. Moses Mbye 21. Robbie Farah



1. Josh Dugan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen

Interchange: 14. Kurt Capewell 15. Jack Williams 16. Andrew Fifita 17. Braden Uele

Reserves: 18. Billy Magoulias 19. Blayke Brailey 20. Kyle Flanagan 21. Matt Moylan

Penrith Panthers vs. Newcastle Knights
Panthers Stadium, Sunday 8 September 2019
Kick Off: 4:00pm



1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Wayde Egan 10. Moses Leota 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. James Fisher-Harris

Interchange: 14. Jarome Luai 15. Spencer Leniu 16. William Burns 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

Reserves: 18. Sione Katoa 18. Hame Sele 20. Josh Mansour 21. Kaide Ellis


1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Bradman Best 3. Sione Mata’utia 4. Hymel Hunt 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby

Interchange: 14. Kurt Mann 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Josh King 17. Aidan Guerra

Reserves: 18. Jacob Saifiti 19. Jamie Buhrer 20. Jirah Momoisea 21. Starford Toa
 

Big Pete

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It's the final round of the regular season and it all starts off with the all too familiar finals dress rehearsal between South Sydney and Sydney. A couple of weeks ago, it appeared the Rabbitohs were set to limp into the finals. They were looking ragged bereft of ideas and getting exposed at the wrong end of the season. Souths used the Broncos game as a turning point, managed to get the result and put together one of their best efforts of the season against the Warriors. Now they find themselves against one of their biggest obstacles standing in the way of premiership #22, were the last two weeks merely the death rattle? Or can Souths open up the finals?

Unlike Canberra, I don't think Sydney will treat this match lightly. The selection of Cooper Cronk and Boyd Cordner suggests that they'll be looking to try out some plays heading into the finals and try to play a style they believe will get the job done in the course of a month.

Then on Sunday, we've got the battle for the final spot in the finals. It's been mentioned around the website, but if the Broncos lose against Canterbury, the possibility of both teams playing for a draw so they can both enter the finals opens up. It would be ludicrous to see both teams engineer a draw, but as long as the option is there it'll certainly add another perspective to the game.

For the sake of the finals, I believe Cronulla pose the bigger threat and would be the better dark horses. However, the Tigers would have to be the sentimental favourites going in. They came close last year to making it and in terms of a squad heading in the right direction, a Top 8 finish would be a fair recognition of their efforts this season.

It's always a strange round of football because you never know who is going to turn up. Some teams have their eyes on the final, others have it on Mad Monday and sometimes you get a Gold Coast 1992 where they put in their best effort just to send a legend out. I'm of course talking about The King and the Seagulls' 12-8 win over the defending premiers, the Penrith Panthers.
 

Huge

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It's the final round of the regular season and it all starts off with the all too familiar finals dress rehearsal between South Sydney and Sydney. A couple of weeks ago, it appeared the Rabbitohs were set to limp into the finals. They were looking ragged bereft of ideas and getting exposed at the wrong end of the season. Souths used the Broncos game as a turning point, managed to get the result and put together one of their best efforts of the season against the Warriors. Now they find themselves against one of their biggest obstacles standing in the way of premiership #22, were the last two weeks merely the death rattle? Or can Souths open up the finals?

Unlike Canberra, I don't think Sydney will treat this match lightly. The selection of Cooper Cronk and Boyd Cordner suggests that they'll be looking to try out some plays heading into the finals and try to play a style they believe will get the job done in the course of a month.

Then on Sunday, we've got the battle for the final spot in the finals. It's been mentioned around the website, but if the Broncos lose against Canterbury, the possibility of both teams playing for a draw so they can both enter the finals opens up. It would be ludicrous to see both teams engineer a draw, but as long as the option is there it'll certainly add another perspective to the game.

For the sake of the finals, I believe Cronulla pose the bigger threat and would be the better dark horses. However, the Tigers would have to be the sentimental favourites going in. They came close last year to making it and in terms of a squad heading in the right direction, a Top 8 finish would be a fair recognition of their efforts this season.

It's always a strange round of football because you never know who is going to turn up. Some teams have their eyes on the final, others have it on Mad Monday and sometimes you get a Gold Coast 1992 where they put in their best effort just to send a legend out. I'm of course talking about The King and the Seagulls' 12-8 win over the defending premiers, the Penrith Panthers.
Just on your last line I think I remember at the 80th minute the King catching a bomb or chip and holding the ball to his chest, the final touch.
 

Big Pete

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Just on your last line I think I remember at the 80th minute the King catching a bomb or chip and holding the ball to his chest, the final touch.
There's a clip on YouTube that shows it was just a regular hit-up, but it wouldn't surprise me if he cleaned up a kick at some point. The moment that seems to stand out most about that match was a win against the feed that eventually led to Lewis' match-winner.
 

Huge

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Oh, you may be right. I just remembered him having the ball in his arms for the last second of the match. I probably coloured in the rest !!
 

Tom

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Just hope these 2 teams and Parra and Manly both smash each other up good. Plenty of injuries and suspensions please.
 
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rnabokov

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The Roosters - standing deep, running in support, getting the ball moving out wide ... doing everything we don't, which is why we are nowhere near the level of the top 3 teams. Sigh. Seibold, what are you coaching this side?
 

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