Making the top 4 is now at the point of being a bridge too far and our best realistic chance is 5th or 6th spot which may not be a bad result.
This season there isn’t a real home ground advantage with games being played in a handful of venues with restricted crowds.
The teams we want to deathride are Raiders, Knights, Sharks and Sea Eagles.
I’d say that we can knock the Sea Eagles out of the race when we play them in a fortnight. That game is pivotal.
At this point Raiders and Knights are blocking our pathway to 5th and 6th and of course we need to keep the Sharks off our tails.
Some interesting tussles coming up:
Raiders 16 have Broncos, Titans, Bulldogs, Roosters, Dragons, Warriors, Sharks
Knights 15 have Sea Eagles, Cowboys, Warriors, Sharks, Roosters, Dragons, Titans,
Rabbitohs 14 have Cowboys, Sea Eagles, Eels, Storm, Tigers, Bulldogs, Roosters
Sharks 14 have Titans, Panthers, Cowboys, Knights, Warriors, Roosters, Raiders
Sea Eagles 12 have Knights, Rabbitohs, Storm, Tigers, Bulldogs, Titans, Warriors
So in summary
Raiders play 2 teams in top 8
Knights play 2 teams in top 8
Rabbitohs play 3 teams in top 8
Sharks play 4 teams in top 8
Sea Eagles play 3 teams in top 8