What Happened In The Third Week Of The NRL Finals?

Rabbitohs vs Roosters

How'd you feel after seeing Mitchell Pearce take a few giant steps off his left to score? How'd you feel after seeing Anthony Minichello take the ball out of the hands of the one and only Greg Inglis? I was little surprised, I little shocked but pretty excited. Here were the Roosters, looking fired up and ready to bring the pain. But as commentator Phil Gould said, the Rabbitohs would have fresh legs thanks to their week off.

The Rabbitohs simply looked like an unstoppable force. Against the Chooks, they simply took the game to their big men, who didn't respond. 

It was pretty much everything we have hoped this Rabbitohs side to be, oh and Ben Te'o. He looked like he was pretty keen to make an impact and he did. Hard to like Te'o, but he was awesome.

The Roosters? Well, I am very much looking forward to seeing the 2015 Roosters. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck at fullback will be huge and I'm eager to see who they bring in to replace the likes of SBW. They'll still be good.

Did you know that Alex Johnson has scored 20 tries in 17 games, in his first NRL season? Wow!

Bulldogs vs Panthers

This game didn't quite live up to the hype. The Panthers simply looked like the Warriors. I loved the Panthers because everything was so structured, they ran plays and executed them perfectly but they were also able to play a little bit of razzle dazzle. Against the Bulldogs, it was all razzle dazzle. They did a good job of staying in the match and their forwards, despite ultimately being out-muscled, still did a decent job. 

Jamie Soward and Matt Moylan are good, very good. But they aren't players who will win you a championship by themselves (Moylan maybe in the future, but not now). They needed help and unfortunately for them, there wasn't much help for them.

The Dogs. What can I say? I don't really know, they're just super tough and have so much fire power that they will be very hard to stop. They can attack with any of their players and have one of the best defences in the competition.