I know we have a league thread already, but I assume you all agree with me that the mighty sea eagles deserve their own thread for the upcoming game this sunday (monday oz time)
Firstly, I have to say what an awful time for the game. Sunday 6pm uk time???? WTF!!! It was friday night 7.30pm last year...a great time. Late enough for the aussies to wake up and watch it, and also a good night to head out for a few beers after if watching in the UK. I assume the time has something to do with tv. I can't imagine why else it would be moved to this silly time.
Anyway, it has been along time since an Aussie team won it, but this year, the Sea Eagles are taking the game very seriously, with an impressive display in the warm up game yesterday. Fielding a weak team in the first half, they trailed 20-0 at half time. On come the stars, and they raced away to win 36-24.
Leeds have had a satisfactory start to the season here. Won both their games, but far from impressive. Missing their main man through injury, Rob Burrow is a massive blow, and I reckon manly have a great chance. Bookies cant split em, around $1.91 for both teams at this early stage.
I will be heading up to watch it, and if Manly win, will probably not make it home. Could be another trophy for the cabinet, to go with the 2008 and 2009 premierships.......