NRL 2011 predictions

By Mysterion

Disclaimer: Sorry if I didn’t put your team in the top eight. This is just a bit of fun, I don’t know how it will really turn out – I’m no Ryan Tandy.

Broncos: The return of Justin Hodges and Ben Hannant should cover the loss of Folau and bolster the forward pack. The core of youngsters should be better for the experience last year and will be enough to get the Broncos back to where they belong. 5th

Bulldogs: Have made some good recruits and look good on paper but a slow start will be a hindrance to their hopes of making the eight. Maybe next year. 10th

Cowboys: Another team that has made some good recruits but still not enough quality and will likely struggle again this year. 15th

Dragons: A strong looking squad and the reigning Premiers are definitely the yardstick for the rest of the competition. Favourites for sure. 1st

Eels: I can see a repeat performance of 2010: Thereabouts for most of the year, waiting for a winning streak in the lead up to finals that never comes. 11th

Knights: Still not enough quality in the side to have a proper tilt at the eight. Maybe when Nathan Tinkler takes over. 14th

Panthers: Surprised everyone with their showing last year but I think other teams will have them figured out by now. 12th

Rabbitohs: Didn’t really recruit any big names over the off-season but a team on the rise and should be there come September. 6th

Raiders: Made big moves towards the end of 2010 and should see this continue this season. Will probably fall short of winning the title but things are looking up for the Raiders. 3rd

Roosters: Another side that did well at the back end of 2010 and should see that momentum kick over into a top four finish. 4th

Sea Eagles: Will have an up and down season but will do enough to see them in the eight. However like 2010, I can’t see them getting past the first week once there. 8th

Sharks: Definitely the weakest side in the competition and a long, hard season awaits. 16th

Storm: Not the side they once were (and quite rightly too) but still plenty of quality across the park, plus they have something to prove. Back in the eight this year. 7th

Tigers: I like this Tigers side and they should be able to go one game further this year. However, this depends on Benji Marshall staying fit/avoiding prison. 2nd

Titans: A lot of key players are ageing and an injury toll could see them just missing out come September. 9th

Warriors: They look good this Warriors side, they have recruited well and are coming off a strong season last year, which can only mean…13th

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