Brisbane v Illawarra Nov 22
You would think this game could be a lock in for Brisbane, but this important crunch game could go either way.
Brisbane (4 & 6) were outstanding against Adelaide, but have lost their last three (Perth, New Zealand, Melbourne). Illawarra (3 & 6) should take pride in a win over Melbourne in Round 5, but need to get a wriggle on and secure wins against teams like Brisbane to stay in consideration with the pack.
If Jason Statham played basketball, he would play for Illawarra. Illawarra remind me of The Expendables, a bunch a bad-asses who (mostly) have all played for someone else. But what is missing? They should have it all but just seem to blow it all up at the wrong time.
Brisbane need this season to go well and have shown glimpses of that. Gliddon and Gibson can score at will when they want to and the three musketeers of Hodgson, Bairstow and TeRangi hold their own in the key (they would form a fierce front row in League)
Surprisingly Brisbane only have this game this round, but the Hawks back up to host Adelaide later on Sunday.
Both teams need this win badly, but I think Captain Gibbo might be saying "yippy kay ya" when the final buzzer sounds.