Latest NOT The Footy Show Podcasts

Thursday, 28 February 2013

NRL 2013: Sydney Roosters Season Preview

Season Preview:
SYDNEY ROOSTERS

2013 NRL Premiership

By W D Nicolson - February 28, 2013


Last Year: 13th with a 8-15-1 (-164) record and 21 points.

@NRLTweet's BRIEF
Brian Smith was the fall-guy after failing to get the Roosters to kick-on after their 2010 Grand Final appearance... the keys have been handed to Trent Robinson but expectations might be higher in his first year than they ever were under Smith.

Click Logo for 2013 Team Preview | Link added when published



IMPACT PLAYERS
James Maloney is a sensational purchase because he makes things happen in attack and the club wasn't finished there - also adding Michael Jennings, Luke O'Donnell and a bloke called Sonny Bill Williams in a range of incredible signing coups. Maloney is a big upgrade over Braith Anasta and Sonny Bill is a match winner in the pack - the Roosters should hit pay-dirt from some if not all of these new faces.


BEST LINE-UP | If every player is available, this is the top squad listed 1-17.

NRL 2013: Warriors Season Preview

Season Preview:
WARRIORS

2013 NRL Premiership

By W D Nicolson - February 28, 2013


Last Year: 14th with a 8-16 (-112) record and 20 points.

@NRLTweet's BRIEF
Coming off a terrible finish to a season, the Warriors have signed Matt Elliott to get them back on track... but they haven't added a great deal of quality - so the incumbents need to wake up and recall what it took to make the Grand Final in 2011. 

Click Logo for 2013 Team Preview | Link added when published



IMPACT PLAYERS
Dane Nielsen and Todd Lowrie won the competition last year with the Storm... but they also won it alongside Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater. They are solid footy players but the pressure is well and truly on Thomas Leuluai to replace James Maloney at five-eighth (and maybe Pita Godinet or Harry Siejka early on with Shaun Johnson hurt at halfback).


BEST LINE-UP | If every player is available, this is the top squad listed 1-17.