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NRL Grand Final - Roosters v. Storm - Contains Spoilers





The near sell-out 83,500 capacity ANZ Stadium in Sydney was the focus as the top two teams it the NRL competition, minor premiers Sydney Rooster took on the runners-up, Melbourne Storm, in the 2018 Grand Final. The first time that these two sides had met in a Grand Final.
The two sides met just once during the reguar season, the Storm winning by  9-8 in late June thanks to a Cameron Smith drop goal with two minutes remaining, but the Roosters were boosted by the inclusion on Cooper Cronk who had been a major doubt.
The Roosters were slight favourites with the bookies, but there was very little in it, the stage was set for a sensational finale to the Australian season.
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Posted by Charlie Sheen on Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:25 pm
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Glad the Roosters won, Slater shouldn't even have been playing.
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Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:43 pm
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A bit of a disappointing game, or should I say a bobbins effort by Melbourne not turning up to the final. I can’t say I’m bothered as I don’t like Bellamy and his ethos - over the years we’ve seen purposely slow rucks slowing the game down making the game less good to watch, third man in at the joints, chicken wings, swearing at the officials...

Fair play to Sydney they completely outplayed them. Cronk played with a broken scapula, fair loves to him! Their defence was stifling. Their attack was clinical in the first half.
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Posted by Cronus on Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:29 pm
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Great result, enjoyed the game - nothing better than seeing the grubs Slater & Smith having their arris handed to them. Slater shouldn't have even been playing, but ultimately he was pretty anonymous.

Sydney didn't give Souths an inch in the semi and did it again to Storm today. Tremendous defence - as they say, that's what wins games.

Whoever plays them in the WCC needs to be at their very best or they could easily be nilled.
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Almost perfect first half from the Roosters and played a containing game in the second - the league's best defensive team was never going to give up an 18 points lead. disappointed in Munster a kick to the head however its done should be a send off, only one sending off in the nrl this season, you have to practically assault someone to be sent off in that league.
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Almost perfect first half from the Roosters and played a containing game in the second - the league's best defensive team was never going to give up an 18 points lead. disappointed in Munster a kick to the head however its done should be a send off, only one sending off in the nrl this season, you have to practically assault someone to be sent off in that league.


I thought the ref made the right call at the end. A sin bin was as good as a send off at that point, the disciplinary can make their call as to what further punishment he gets. Speaking of sin bins I can’t beleive Slater didn’t get one after shouting directly to the refs face ‘use your effing brain’.

As for the game itself a dominant display by the roosters with 12 & 1/2 players on the pitch.
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I thought the ref made the right call at the end. A sin bin was as good as a send off at that point, the disciplinary can make their call as to what further punishment he gets. Speaking of sin bins I can’t beleive Slater didn’t get one after shouting directly to the refs face ‘use your effing brain’.

As for the game itself a dominant display by the roosters with 12 & 1/2 players on the pitch.


the refs seemed to adopt a policy of letting the players have their say, as if they accepted it was a big game and emotions and passion were running high. have to say i thought the refereeing was superb in this game - amongst the best i have seen

the game was also the perfect illustration of how a dominant pack can give your halves (or half in the roosters case) vital time to control the game. for the storm they were beaten in the forwards and munster barely had a chance, croft was anonymous.

finally kudos to victor radley, he's going to be a future mainstay of the aussie team for many years to come
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the artist wrote:
the refs seemed to adopt a policy of letting the players have their say, as if they accepted it was a big game and emotions and passion were running high. have to say i thought the refereeing was superb in this game - amongst the best i have seen

the game was also the perfect illustration of how a dominant pack can give your halves (or half in the roosters case) vital time to control the game. for the storm they were beaten in the forwards and munster barely had a chance, croft was anonymous.

finally kudos to victor radley, he's going to be a future mainstay of the aussie team for many years to come

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Roosters defence was outstanding. Glad to see Storm lose.
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At least he'd lose his virginity.
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