2019 Predictions


After seeing an article making some predictions for next year some of which were good, others ludicrous, I thought I would come up with a few of my own:

  • Panthers to beat Roosters in Grand Final
  • Newcastle top 4
  • Cowboys & Raiders lower half of the 8
  • Broncos, Warriors & Sharks to miss the finals
  • Sharks to become insolvent, NRL to relocate them to Brisbane from 2020
  • Manly wooden spoon
  • Widdop to walk out on Dragons mid season
  • NRL to announce 2 magic rounds from 2020, in Brisbane & Sydney, with each club to forfeit a home game over the 2 rounds
  • NRL to announce expansion into Perth & Wellington NZ from 2023
  • Greenberg to retire for “health reasons”
  • Rothfield to enter rehab
  • Panthers to lure Wade Graham to return from 2020
  • Maloney to head to England after his Clive Churchill medal performance in the Grand Final
  • Hayne to pick up a 1 year deal with Young Cherrypickers, then walk out mid season to pursue his dream of figure skating at the Winter Olympics
  • Wigan 13+ over Roosters in World Club Challenge
  • Cronk to win Dally M



Excellent set of predictions. I think some of them will be frighteningly accurate.

Jarryd Hayne getting a contract with the Young Cherrypickers is completely (in)appropriate, given the two cases he’s fighting here & in the U.S.

Merry Christmas!