Regardless, I can't see us successfully tangling with the top teams in finals without a Tino or Tapine in our squad.
(Newcastle far from a top team)
Newcastle are fake good just like us.
Broncos and Panthers are a step above the rest of the comp. Knights will play 8th in week 1 and probably win, but i doubt go further thsn week 2. We will lose week one because we dont have the mental fortitude to handle any type of pressure.
Todays lacklustre effort was definitely partly due to complacency of having their position secure