Posted by Dave on 6th October 2008

NRL Grand Final 2008

Well that wasn’t what I was expecting. After the rubbish pre-game goings on (what was with drumming on BBQs?) the game kicked off and Manly pulled out the biggest grand final win since 1975 when Eastern Suburbs put 38 past St George and Melbourne turned up the first scoreless performance since Cronulla in 78. (I’m not a stat man I just read both of those from the NRL website)
So probably not the best day for the Storm but Manly looked every bit in control of the game, a great hat-trick from Michael Robertson and Steve Menzies played a record equalling 349th appearance as he retires from the game. You can watch it all above.

It’s now all eyes towards the world cup as the questions around the Australia squad are soon to be answered and the England train on squad welcomes those players who will come from the Leeds and Saints teams, there should be a few players there at least.
Oh and sadly tipping baby didn’t finish the season on a high having predicted a Melbourne win.
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