NRL

Analysing JT’s Random NRL Picks: Round 17, 2021

Originally tweeted by Aaron Eugol

Well that’s the last we’ll see of rugbaleeg in New South Wales for a few weeks, and it’s fitting that it occurred in an Origin split round and all of the teams couldn’t get a proper farewell from the fans.

But it was a forced change, and with the New South Wales State Government conceding more coronavirus cases than Canterbury conceded points against Easts and St George in 1935, instead of a Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium and Brisbane, it’s time for a….

MAGIC MONTH.

WHERE IS RUGBALEEG?

THAT’S IN QUEENSLAND!

WHERE IS ORIGIN III?

THAT’S IN QUEENSLAND!

WHERE ARE NEW SOUTH WALES GOING TO COMPLETE A SWEEP?

THAT’S IN QUEENSLAND!

QUEENSLAND’S EVERYWHERE!


Canberra Raiders 30 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 16 – Incorrect

Who the hell knows what to make of this game, given Manly had both Trbojevic brothers and Daly Cherry-Evans out, but the Raiders didn’t have Josh Papalii and Jack Wighton, but the only problem is they’re utterly schizophrenic and could very easily lose to Cronulla next Saturday.

For now though, they’ll take the 2 points and I’ll take the egg to the face.


South Sydney Rabbitohs 46 defeated North Queensland Cowboys 18 – Correct

That Rabbits team had 6 Origin players out, and despite a slow start, they did more damage to the Cowboys than John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, thanks to Cody Walker and Adam Reynolds turning it into a wingers’ night out for Alex Johnston, who crossed over for yet another hat-trick to assume the lead in the Ken Irvine Medal race, as he now sits on 22 tries in a mere 16 games.

AJ has now scored 13 tries in his last 5 games, including 3 hat-tricks, and the crazy part is Souths are playing the Bulldogs next weekend….

Could this be one of the few times we see a player start $1.00 in the Anytime Try Scorer market?


Sydney Roosters 22 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 16 – Correct

Just quietly, Joey Manu was utterly superb in this game – 290 metres, a try and an assist

Forget about the fact Robbo probably severed his privates in the changerooms after the game and turned him into a eunuch for being a smartarse, that was an astute tactical move from Sam Walker to fly 90 metres backwards and run the game out, and I reckon even the Federal Government were impressed at seeing someone go backwards quicker than they have.

It took out any threat of a blocked field goal, a one on one strip or an intercepted pass, and it killed the remaining 20 seconds to secure a crucial 2 points for the shorthanded Roosters – Absolutely no rule against it, it’s just people are upset because he did it against Canterbury, who are the crippled kid of the league, which makes him an arsehole.

And it’s not like the Roosters haven’t run out a game like that before… Jake Friend in the 2018 Grand Final springs to mind.


Cronulla Sharks 20 defeated New Zealand Warriors 12 – Correct

No wonder the Warriors couldn’t find a way to break down the Sharks line and Shaun Johnson’s game management in the 2nd Half…. they were too hungry!

Should’ve just given them a Snickers.

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