2010 NRL Finals:
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OFFICIAL GATORADE BOLT RACE RESULTS (9pm 13/09/10)
1st - Lachie Turner, NSW Waratahs
2nd - John Grant, Eastwood Rugby
3rd - Jarryd Hayne, Eels
4th - Josh Morris, Bulldogs
5th - Ben Barba, Bulldogs
6th - Nathan Gardner, Sharks
7th - Matt Lewis, Mariners
8th (Did he even run?) - Greg Inglis, Broncos.
Here's the Race from YouTube.
Our full 'race call' will be available in NOT The Footy Show Episode 42 - available Thursday September 16 - on iTunes!
See Below for the Pre-Race Article... including our Dream Elite Eight for the next Gatorade Bolt.8. John Grant, Eastwood Rugby
9. Kade Simpson, Carlton (rumour today that AFL won't let Simpson run)
10. Matthew Lewis, Central Coast Mariners (unconfirmed)
The sportsbet.com.au Gatorade Bolt Market is (at 3pm Sept 15):
From: John Grant $2.25, Lachie Turner $3.75, Jarryd Hayne $6.00, Greg Inglis $6.00, Nathan Gardner $7.50, Josh Morris $10.00, Ben Barba $21.00, Any other footballer not listed $21.00, Matt Lewis $51.00, Courtney Dempsey $51.00*, Kade Simpson $51.00*.
* Unlikely to run - AFL sanction.
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With so many quality players unavailable due to injury or availability issues - I posted this question on Twitter at The NRL Tweet on Monday September 13
Granted injury will play a part in assembling the best possible field at any time (as will availability if there is still representative Rugby League being played) and despite the quality and speed on that list - it could have been a whole lot better.
For the record this would be my starting eight - and narrowing the field down to eight was near on impossible as there are at least four incredibly fast players who just miss out.
All names are in alphabetical order.
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1. Nathan Gardner, Sharks
2. Isaac Gordon, Sharks
3. Kevin Gordon, Titans
4. Jarryd Hayne, Eels
5. Josh Morris, Bulldogs
6. Billy Slater, Storm
7. Brett Stewart, Sea Eagles
8. Akuila Uate, Knights
Yes as much as it pains me to do so - that means these guys miss out:
9. Phil Graham, Roosters
10. Greg Inglis, Broncos
11. Michael Jennings, Panthers
12. Brett Morris, Dragons
Other names that have been thrown around are Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Matthew Bowen (Cowboys) and of course, Luke Covell (Sharks).
Quite honestly the fairest way to establish an Elite Eight would be to have two Semi Finals run earlier in the day and the Final be the last event on the schedule.
If it was a field like that - I would be at Sydney Olympic Park with bells on. But it isn't so I won't be.
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