Gurgler’s Week O Sport

Welcome to the NRL Grand Final edition of our weekly wrap of sport.

Let’s start off with a couple of finally’s. Souths have finally given their long suffering supporters some joy by making their first final in 43 years. And, even better The Gurgler’s weekly super multi finally paid off. For those that missed it, we provided you with a $580-1 collect if you were brave enough. Here’s the link from last week for proof.

Anyway enough bragging, no one is reading, onto the usual format.


SOUTH SYDNEY – As advised above the Rabbitohs have finally made another final, and in what style. They soundly beat their biggest rival on route to the big show. Let’s hope this run ends with another win and an end to the misery that is supporting Souths.

HAWTHORN – A most complete pantsing of Sydney in the Grand Final may have been a turn off for some, but for those betting on, supporting, or drinking with in our AFL GF Drinking Game, it was a triumphant afternoon. A deserved premiership, and another year left for Buddy. He has 8 more seasons left on his contract to do it.

BULLDOGS – won 2 of their last eight to crawl into the finals including a flogging by the Broncos. They have proved their toughness by winning all their knockout games and making the final.

AFL GRAND FINAL ENTERTAINMENT – Who doesn’t love Tom Jones. No doubt it will be better than the “popular US band” Train. Have a go at our alternative NRL entertainment poll.

RYDER CUP – Golf’s biggest team tournament was another beauty with the right result with Europe taking the chocolates.


SWANS – their many bandwagoners will fall off the wagon after failing to show up for the Grand Final. Sydney people will have to look for something else to be the trendiest sporting ticket in town. Maybe the premiership winning Rabbitohs.


THE NRL GRAND FINAL DAY – the AFL Grand Final has it all – traditional daytime kickoff, decent entertainment, 100,000 people in a stadium where you don’t abseiling equipment to get to your seat and more. But the AFL Grand Final only has one game. Some may argue they only need one. We love sport and the more the better, so we disagree.

Featuring on Sunday is the Under 20’s final in addition to the big show – the NRL final. Sandwiched in between is the State Championship between the Qld and NSW Cup winners. An idea that should have happened years ago is finally being played this weekend.  Both sides, Northern Pride and Penrith have been the stand out in their competitions this year, but Penrith remain the hot favourite to take the inaugural prize. Maybe it’s the distance to Sydney from Cairns, or maybe it’s the suspensions and many punches that arose from the Qld Cup final.

JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – Completing the dream Sunday lineup is the Japanese GP sandwiched in amongst the League. Apart from being one of the best tracks on the calendar, it may provide an opportunity for a non Mercedes win, with Red Bull an outside chance. Although may need to rely more on Mercedes break downs or break ups to win.


After last week’s bonanza, we have yet another multi for your consideration.

NZ to win U/20 Final
NORTHERN PRIDE +13.5 point start.
Any RED BULL to win the Japanese GP
RORY McILLROY to beat Martin Kaymer head to head – Dunhill Links Golf
PSG to beat Monaco
LAZIO to beat Sassuolo
LEICESTER CITY to beat Burnley

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Max has no time for long bios, he has only time for sport and then more sport. Each week he tries to sum up what sport has tickled the collective fancy of The Gurgler.