I'll try to watch the other qualifying and elimination finals to get a better idea of who we might be facing. I watched a bit of the Cowboys and the Broncos earlier in the season as they were last year's finalists but other than that I know very little about other clubs. I do remember Melbourne have a fullback I thought was very, very good last year - Munster was his name. But that's all.
As for Cleary, do you expect him to become one of the elite halfbacks in the NRL? I mean, he's already making quite a big impact at such a young age.
Not sure if I mentioned before, but I bought at ticket for the Rugby League Four Nations Final which will be at Anfield later this year (November I think). I wouldn't mind an Australia v England game!
Munster has kicked on to become one of the best in the league. Outstanding year.
Broncos and Cowboys will be a battle of the halves and that depends on their forwards. I just think Cowboys have them covered there and should win.
Cleary has been phenomenal. The things he is lacking at the moment is stuff that comes with experience like the 5th tackle and how to construct a set in the attacking half. Even then, we have Wally and Moyza calling the shots too so he's got a lot of support.
He has it all, skillwise. Amazing kicking game, creativity with his passing, likes to take the line on and pretty quick on his feet. His composure and control is outstanding, too.
He'll be at the very top for a long time, injuries persisting.
That's awesome. Kiwis vs Australia would probably be the better game but either of those three will put on a show.
Nice one mate I won't be doing the trip this time around have my soccer presentation on.
Hodgson has been ruled out but Austin is set to return kind of liking a lot of the focus and media attention being on you blokes we can fly under the radar.
Surely Leilua and Rapana can't be quiet two weeks in a row expecting a big performance on the right hand edge from them.
Enjoy the Viking clap
Early mail from my journo mate is Hodgson definitely out and Ricky will give Austin until the last minute but right now he is pencilled in to play.
Going to be one of the games of the year. So many points in each team. The media focus has been on us for a while now given the hype around all our youngsters + Moylan stepping up and Wallace reborn at hooker. Don't think that will phase us.
Leilua has had a field day against us each time we met, even back at his time at the Knights. Very wary of him. Thankfully they're on Peachey and Mansour's wing which is our better wing for defence (jinxed it, now).
Can't wait for the viking clap. It's looked amazing on TV. So good for the NRL to have atmosphere like that.