In the NRL it was a banner night for Melbourne Storm who all but sealed the minor premiership with a last gasp victory over the nearest rivals. It was a thrilling game and would be a worthy grand final match-up later in the year. The Panthers enhanced their finals chances at the expense of the Cowboys while the Dragons heaped more misery on the Titans.
Thanks for your company, let’s do this all again tomorrow.
So there we have it, crucial hard fought wins in the AFL for Geelong and West Coast alongside some hidings dished out by Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. The Eagles are the big movers of the day, Climbing to seventh on the ladder in that logjam for the remaining couple of finals spots. The Cats’ win means the top four now looks reasonably set but Sydney are flying home with a wet sail.
Now it IS all over. Redden with the sealer.
AFL: Q4 – 00:30 remaining – Eagles 15.10 (100) v Blues 12.11 (83)
Ok, maybe I spoke too soon (again!). Casboult curls a belter from the boundary 50m out to keep the Blues alive.
AFL: Q4 – 03:30 remaining – Eagles 14.8 (92) v Blues 12.11 (83)
Josh Kennedy’s sixth of the night extinguishes whatever Blues hopes remained and makes his move into the lead for the Coleman Medal in the process. A Potential banana skin has been avoided – but only just.
AFL: Q4 – 04:00 remaining – Eagles 14.8 (92) v Blues 11.11 (77)
Charlie Curnow is already some player and he’s going to be something special. He kicks Carlton back into contention but there’s not long left at Domain Stadium.
AFL: Q4 – 05:00 remaining – Eagles 13.8 (86) v Blues 11.11 (77)
Seven goals in the first Premier League match of the season, three already before half-time in the second!
West Coast have stretched…