On NRL.com this morning:
Great way to re-invigorate the All Stars game-Indigenous All Stars v World All Stars; personally love the idea.
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@SI wrote:I could have sworn they said they had locked in the first game to be at Dairy Farmer's. Why not a GF repeat/derby; crowd would be comparable to an Eels home game v Broncs.
@Dip wrote:Personally it's nice that one of our Thursday games is away so there is less home Thursday games, though it'd be nice to think the season could be launched in front of 40000+. Fair chance though that there wouldn't be 40K at any stadium in the league for a regular season match, so Pirtek is as good as anywhere.
Parramatta should be heavy favourites by virtue of the home ground advantage, and also they're coming off a 4 week longer turnaround. Apparently when the Broncos have a 1 day longer turnaround it's a huge advantage, so the Eels should have no excuse with 4 weeks more!
Just saw a link confirming the Cows had turned down the opener in favour of Saturday night, yep. Said link also says draw will be announced today but not holding my breath. Any word over there that it will indeed be released today?@Ice wrote:@SI wrote:I could have sworn they said they had locked in the first game to be at Dairy Farmer's. Why not a GF repeat/derby; crowd would be comparable to an Eels home game v Broncs.
Cows wanted their home opener on Saturday. Better for their fans they say, which makes sense.
Play Eels v Broncos will be the most watched game of the round.
Glad the Eels will get to start the year with a "W" Midfield bombs to Hunt all game = winning!!