Live blogging the rugby league grand final

Just in case anyone is interested. The Official Site. I have just got an invitation to go out that I can’t refuse so I probably won’t be able to participate actively.

Footage from the finals 1966 to 2018. Check out the classic between Balmain and South in 1969.

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58 Responses to Live blogging the rugby league grand final

  1. stackja

    Russell Fairfax. Jack Gibson.

  2. Dr Fred Lenin

    Whats rugby league ? Some sort of footy?

  3. Ubique

    I see Brisbane won the women’s rugby league grand final. Any which know which teams won the men’s netball grand final, the men’s softball grand final, and the men’s synchronised swimming grand final?

  4. stackja

    Fred – Before TV, Sydney knew only Rugby League.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    Broncos won easily.

  6. Rafe Champion

    1969, Gould looking like a beatle and doing the field kicking for Newtown.

  7. mh

    The Indigenous speech was great – it lasted about 20 seconds.

    Speaker said “I’m lost”.

  8. stackja

    mh – South Sydney were indigenous in the 1960s. No one made a big deal.
    Any comments by other team probably meant a sore head.

  9. Muddy

    Ubique
    #3176455, posted on October 6, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I see Brisbane won the women’s rugby league grand final. Any which know which teams won the men’s netball grand final, the men’s softball grand final, and the men’s synchronised swimming grand final?

    I believe the latter was taken out quite strongly by the Sydney Sperms.

  10. mh

    Raiders stayed in the grind, then got a try.

    Wow.

  11. Raiders on top despite Roosters getting the rub of the green early. Not a great turn of phrase in this game.

  12. Rossini

    Raiders still a chance only half time.

  13. mh

    Telstra had a homo ad during the Channel 9 NRL GF half time, one of the prime advertising slots of the year.

    A guy phoning his father to tell him he is engaged to Tom.

  14. stackja

    mh
    #3176523, posted on October 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm
    Telstra had a homo ad during the Channel 9 NRL GF half time, one of the prime advertising slots of the year.

    A guy phoning his father to tell him he is engaged to Tom.

    Probably Tom as unlikely, Dick and Harry.

  15. mh

    All locked up with Cronk in the bin.

    Fascinating game.

  16. Lazlo

    Shocker of a decision re Cronk.

  17. Infidel Tiger

    League succumbing to the Union disease with officials exerting themselves at every opportunity

    Bureaucracy gone mad.

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Would love to support the Canberra Television players, but the Huawei logo makes that impossible.

  19. mh

    Wow. Courage from the chooks to hang in.

  20. Lazlo

    Down to the outside backs now..

  21. mh

    Omg, the refs have stuffed up.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Roosters choking harder than Epstein encountering Clinton in his prison cell.

  23. mh

    That is tough on the Raiders.

    Now the Roosters have the try.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    Good GF. Raiders have rattled Roosters big time.

  25. stackja

    both of their tries came off the back extremely questionable decisions

  26. Shy Ted

    Raiders behind. Need to bring on wymmyns substitutes.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Raiders?
    The name speaks to me of violence, patriarchy and white entitlement.
    Surely it should be the Canberra Consultants or the Canberra Collaborators.

  28. calli

    Canberra is very good at raiding paypackets. Perhaps that’s where the name originates.

  29. calli

    Not happy with that six again, no perhaps not. Crushing stuff.

  30. Gbees

    That referee should never ref again. Wrecked the GF. disgraceful.

  31. Shy Ted

    Now that was a welcome to country I’d have paid to see.

  32. Rafe Champion

    Like all the best games neither side deserved to lose.
    Usually you say ‘Rugby league the winner.’
    Not tonight.

  33. Rossini

    Channel 9 commentary was sh1t.
    Gus Gould prompted me to watch the match in silence.

  34. Infidel Tiger

    9’s commentary team is abysmal.

    Same bitter and twisted, drunken, gambling addicts, they have had for 3 decades.

    Why anyone in League listens to Gould is beyond me.

  35. Alan sivkoff

    I note that not one commentator gave the field ref the servehe deserved. To signal 6 again and then change his mind, and then have Easts play the ball where Canberra were then held up, rather than where the nock on occurred, is just sheer, bloody incompetence. And this is the game that now has the 2 umpires, 2 touchies and the “bunker” and they still can’t get it right. Bring back the biff.

  36. What was the deal with the Roosters trainer being on the ground at the three minute mark. Ridiculous that the Roosters retained possession. The six tackle waived decision decided the game. Baffling.

  37. Overburdened

    Expected outcome.

    Park game.

    Meh

  38. Overburdened

    Where I used to live the blokes still traded off their reputation of playing for the home team.

    They were all my age.

    Hopeless.

    The average local footy star couldn’t get a run at the top level, where all the boys generally are bigger, fitter faster and more willing.

    In the end they trade on their physical prowess.

    Naturally they are good at what they do and sitting ducks otherwise.

  39. Lazlo

    Sorry, Raiders fans, you were great but lost. Refereeing (bad) decisions went both ways. As always happens in these close games, in the last quarter it will be won by the outside backs. The wonderful Lattrel Mitchell won the game with one flick pass.

  40. C.L.

    Another idiotic call by Rabs, Gus and co.
    They kept saying the Raiders had it all over the Roosters.
    I kept thinking, that’s odd – because it’s 8-all.
    Even more odd when the Roosters busted them open to take the match-winning lead.
    Very happy with the result.

  41. JC

    They kept saying the Raiders had it all over the Roosters.
    I kept thinking, that’s odd – because it’s 8-all.

    Yea, I watched and I kept looking at the bottom of the screen to see if I had govt the score wrong. Those two idiots should headbutt each other. Like WTF call it for the Raiders when it was 8 all? Boofheads.

  42. Lazlo

    Exactly right CL. At the 60 minute mark I thought they were winning. Then the outside backs cut loose and won the game. A great GF.

  43. JC

    What’s that rule about making a sign or whatever it’s called.

  44. Lazlo

    Making a sign JC? Are you referring to the incident when the refs changed their minds about whether there were 6 more tackles to the Raiders?

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Even more odd when the Roosters busted them open to take the match-winning lead.
    Very happy with the result.

    I’m AFL and know bugger all about NRL, but halfway through the second half the commentators bagged the shit out of a speculative pass by the Roosters which just missed … too lazy, not working hard, looking for a silver bullet.
    Ten minutes later a brilliant pass behind the body by Mitchell (?) hits the target and it gets flicked to Tedesco (?) who wins the game.
    Only about 10 centimetres difference between the two.

  46. JC

    Making a sign JC? Are you referring to the incident when the refs changed their minds about whether there were 6 more tackles to the Raiders?

    Something like that. The green side had the ball, the player with the ball did or didn’t do something with his hand and his side was penalized.

  47. Lazlo

    Got it right LL. Great article about Latrell Mitchell, the working class boy from Taree in the Weekend Oz.

  48. Lazlo

    Well, down your way you can be penalised for holding the ball, or for dropping the ball.
    Excuse us northerners for being confused.

  49. Fess

    The NRL has been run by Sydney organised crime for decades. Remember the Street Royal Commission? The referee would have been making sure the crims that invest in the roosters and the big punters all got the desired result.

  50. Des Deskperson

    I know little and care less about the NRL, but I know that the Raiders’ defeat will make the people who run Canberra – the Labor Party, the unions and the developers – very unhappy.

    For me, thats a good result.

  51. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Why is this negative trolling of Saint Erin Molan, who worked her bloody guts out to commentate on a sport she has never played?

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