ROUND 18 REVIEW
Trouser Snakes 26 down Meter Maids 8
I know a few Eels tragics who made the trek to Cbus Stadium and no doubt they would have left quite happy and buoyed by Parra’s performance. Now normally I would be praying for an Eels loss but I actually don’t mind (and it is not just because Snotlocker is gone). It makes it all the sweeter when their fans get their hopes up, only to have them shattered again. But that aside, the Eels were never headed in this game. They lead 26-blot and the Meter Maids could only manage some token points to save their pants…
Water Budgies 32 pump Drag Queens 18
Everyone was expecting the Drag Queens to be pounded from pillar to post but there was some puckering coming from the Manly fans when the Pink V got the first try, and then lead 14-12 a bit later. Thankfully, normality was resumed thanks to some piss poor defence. I will say that I am sick of players immediately grabbing the back of their head whenever they feel anything touch their melon. Manly were given such a penalty and everyone knew that the guy wasn’t hurt, but unfortunately the Ref’s hands are tied…just poor form I feel!!!
Faiders 34 smash Peptide Pals 18
Poor Sharkies. They are turning into the easybeats of the NRL after getting absolutely flogged by the Broncos and now the Faiders!!! Somehow, the Refs awarded the Has-Been Machine a penalty try in what was an absolute shocking call, but that wasn’t the reason the Sharks lost. The game was theirs for the taking and they lead 18-16, but the ended up choking like a $2 hooker. The Faiders got the benefit of all the shit calls but Sticky didn’t have a whinge about that. At least when Canberra wins, we don’t have to listen to Ricky cry like a little bitch as he does at the end of every loss.
Headless Chooks 34 crush Brokeback Mountain Cowgirls 18
Everyone who knows anything about Rugby League knows that the wheels are falling off for the Rorters and that they are no chance of buying the comp this year. They Chooks players might have been getting flashbacks from their Broncos game after the Cowgirls kicked out to a two try lead. Luckily for them, the Cowgirls went back to their default setting of lacklustre defensive plays as they let the Roosters not only come back, but scream to an 18-12 lead. To their credit, they managed to level, but a serious lack of ticker (and knowledge of the rules from Drinkwater) sealed the deal for the visiting Rorters.
Dodgy Mexicans 48 destroy Novocastrations 4
Well as predicted, the Storm continued their white-hot form and put the blowtorch to the belly of the hapless Novocastrations. If you looked up ‘gutkicking’ in the dictionary, you would see a picture of this scoreline. Newcastle had absolutely nothing as Melbourne ran riot. I know that there are not many people who are Storm fans, and I am not their greatest supporter either, but you have to give credit where it is due. These guys are pretty to watch…
Boganville Panfers 30 pump Sheep Shaggers 16
The Shaggers welcomed Matt Lodge into their fold after getting the arse from Brisbane and he had an immediate effect after he set up their first try which put the Warriors in the lead. That was the queue for the Shaggers to lose a few key players but that didn’t stop them from scoring again and then getting a meat pie called back. They had the ascendency but in true Panfers form, they came back with a vengeance and put 26 unanswered points on them. Ops normal for the Shaggers...
Kitty Kats 42 pip Mighty Broncos 24
And the hits just keep on coming……
Rusty’s Roadkill 32 whoop Bullgrubs 24
One thing the Bullgrub supporters can say about their side is that at least they didn’t totally give up this game. The Bunnies looked like they were here to play and lead 10-0, but the Puppies made the Rabbits pay by bouncing back to lead 12-10. It was funny watching Lachlan Lewis crash tackle Codey Walker at half time, but what wasn’t funny was Lewis earning himself 10 in the bin which invited Souths back into the game and into the lead. Again they bounced back but in the end, the Rabbits were too big and too fast...
ROUND 19 Preview
Trouser Snakes vs Faiders
Take the home/away out of the equation and you would think that the Eels would still have the edge. Canberra have shocked the big guns in the past and they more than have the ability to do so, but they haven’t exactly been setting the world on fire and I think that both sets of supporters know that it is going to be yet another year of disappointment. I think this has the makings of a cracker of a game but my hard earned is on the Eels…
Eels by 12
Headless Chooks vs Novocastrations
Normally I would be saying the Rorters by a bull’s roar, but they have been pretty craptacular of late. Yes, they beat the Cowgirls but that is nothing to write home about. Then again, how awesome were the Novocastrations last week against the Storm !!! The Cocks are not on point at the moment but they are not as bad as Newy. I will stick with a Chooks win for safety…though any day the Cocks lose is a great day in Rugby League!!!
Rorters by 20
Brokeback Mountain Cowgirls vs Dodgy Mexicans
You would think that it would be hard for a side to keep such a high performance level up for so long, but look at Melbourne’s games. It looks like they are barely raising a sweat…which is scary. And that fact is even scarier for the Cowgirls who host them this weekend. With the Hillbillys continuing their slide, this will be a massive dent in their for/against because there is absolutely nothing in the Cowgirl’s game that would suggest they could upset them. In fact, if North Queensland beat the Storm, I will do a lap of the Cerberus parade ground in a leopard g-banger!!! Suddenly the Cowgirl supporter base has grown 20-fold!!!
Storm by 40
Rusty’s Roadkill vs Sheep Shaggers
I tell you what….as much as I took the piss out of the Sheep Shaggers last week (and will continue to do so), they did show a bit of pluck and God only knows what they could have achieved if they had have kept all their players healthy. Now that aside, they are still the Shaggers so they rarely put two half-decent games together. The Rabbits are not playing their best so if ever the Warriors were going to cause an upset, this is their best chance. I can’t see it happening, but if they pull it off, it won’t be the greatest upset in history…
Bunnies by 12
Water Budgies vs Kitty Kats
The Tiges held on to bounce back against a determined Broncos but they will really need to lift to topple Manly and Tommy Turdo. Let’s face it…any side with Tommy in it is a better side that’s for sure!!! Brisbane should have pummelled the Kitty Kats last weekend but as they have done countless times, they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. I can’t see Manly being that complacent…
Manly by 10
Boganville Panfers vs Mighty Broncos
Here it is…the game of the round!!! Last weekend the Broncos were up against the powerhouse Tigers side and were narrowly pipped at the post. This week, Brisbane are getting their game face on!!! Penriff got a bit lucky against the Sheep Shaggers and if it wasn’t for their superstars Kikamoocow and To’o’o’o’o, it could have been a different story. In saying that, if my Aunty had a dick she would be my Uncle so... I have a feeling that THIS IS THE WEEK that Brisbane will turn their season around!!! Look out Panfers…
Broncos by 10
Drag Queens vs Meter Maids
Now this might actually be a half decent match!!! Both sides are about as pathetic as each other, with the Dragons doing their best to shut down the season thanks to Rona breaches and the Titans, purely because they suck. I think the cleanout has seen the Pink V identify some future stars so it will be good to see how they fare against guys like Fafita. I am going to go the upset and tip the Titans in this one…only because I loathe the Drag Queens…
Titans by 4
Bullgrubs vs Peptide Pals
This is a danger game for Brisbane!!! Why Brisbane you ask??? Because I think the Bullgrubs have a damn good shot at getting one over on the Sharkies I reckon and that will bring them two points closer to the Broncos on the ladder. The Dogs showed some spirit last week and kept the Bunnies honest whereas the Sharkies are down on confidence after being demolished by the Broncos and the Bunnies in consecutive weeks!!! The Dogs have to go into this game with a WTF do we have to lose attitude and throw caution to the wind. I am going to back them for the upset...
Dogs by 8